That’s right, it’s another shoot with RPI Equipped’s Volkswagen MK7 GTI. I’ve known Jonny for roughly 5 years now, and one thing that became obvious right off the bat was Jonny rarely keeps a car for very long and the look of his cars are in a constant flux of change. His current Volkswagen MK7 GTI doesn’t break that trend one bit.
I’ve known Jonny for roughly 5 years now, and one thing that became obvious right off the bat was he rarely keeps a car for very long and the look of his cars are in a state of flux. His current Volkswagen MK7 GTI doesn’t break that trend one bit.
At first, you might be like, I don’t remember you ever photographing a matte white GTI, and you would be correct, I haven’t. The car above is Jonny’s (RPI Equipped) black MK7 GTI, with a custom matte white vinyl wrap.
Jonny went big with this appearance change, and also tackled the wrap job himself.
The wrap turned out great and the race car inspired white striping on the tires, and RPI Equipped door vinyl are all nice touches.
This was a spur of the moment shoot, and the weather wasn’t ready to cooperate with us at all, not giving us very many moments where the rain, hail and snow weren’t falling on us. This made lighting with the strobe challenging. I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t some fear of being electrocuted running through my mind.
Besides the weather, another challenge we faced was with shooting the rolling shots. Since the shoot was a little last minute and we didn’t have the extra hands helping us, we had to go to my backup plan.
I used a small suction cup rig and mounted my camera to the side of my Jeep and shot remotely while driving. This is by far not the most ideal method, but I’ve used it a few times, even on client shoots when in a pinch. The results aren’t half bad.
This behind-the-scenes shot shows the conditions we were dealing with. You can see Jonny working great as a “voice controlled umbrella stand”.
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www.jasonmanchester.com – Vancouver Automotive Car Photographer Jason Manchester