Car Photography – Ferrari 458 Italia Part 4 – the experimental stage

Ferrari 458 Italia - the experimental stage

Ferrari 458 Italia - the experimental stage

this part I had so planned out in my head and never tested before.

I wanted a beautiful and elegant model in a moody scene with the car, but not the cheap car magazine bikini type thing. I am pretty sure I pulled that part off to the extend that is not a cheap bikini/car shoot… (thought don’t get me wrong, those can be done well also), but I ran into a few problems that evening. first of all I miscalculated the timing a bit and I was loosing light faster than I thought, than I could have used two assistants to shuffle around lights and so on.

I didn’t have those so I needed to improvise and then save the rest in editing, which is something I normally do not like too much, at least not the saving part.

I wanted to shoot with Iris for quite some time now and finally got the chance, so here is where I am even more disappointed that I didn’t get exactly the photos I wanted. Iris was a trooper in the cold weather she didn’t complain, posed wonderfully and I really need to shoot with her again, first because she is great and second a little for my ego to show that I can do better 🙂

I certainly don’t think the photos are a catastrophe, but not at the level I wanted them. lighting the model and the car properly with two lights only is a challenge and as I said, I really want to give it another go one day. For now enjoy these and let me know what you think about them!

Ferrari 458 Italia - the experimental stage

then we have the second part of this experimental stage. here we shot the whole scene with only one light, several frames and my assistant moved around the strobe from frame to frame, afterwards in post I then merged them together. I am happier with these, but here also is room for improvement. not bad for a first try though. here also I am looking forward to what you think.

Ferrari 458 Italia - the experimental stage

Ferrari 458 Italia - the experimental stage

hope you enjoy ed these and have a great day!

Teymur.

this part I had so planned out in my head and never tested before.

I wanted a beautiful and elegant model in a moody scene with the car, but not the cheap car magazine bikini type thing. I am pretty sure I pulled that part off to the extend that is not a cheap bikini/car shoot… (thought don’t get me wrong, those can be done well also), but I ran into a few problems that evening. first of all I miscalculated the timing a bit and I was loosing light faster than I thought, than I could have used two assistants to shuffle around lights and so on.

I didn’t have those so I needed to improvise and then save the rest in editing, which is something I normally do not like too much, at least not the saving part.

I wanted to shoot with Iris for quite some time now and finally got the chance, so here is where I am even more disappointed that I didn’t get exactly the photos I wanted. Iris was a trooper in the cold weather she didn’t complain, posed wonderfully and I really need to shoot with her again, first because she is great and second a little for my ego to show that I can do better 🙂

I certainly don’t think the photos are a catastrophe, but not at the level I wanted them. lighting the model and the car properly with two lights only is a challenge and as I said, I really want to give it another go one day. For now enjoy these and let me know what you think about them!

Ferrari 458 Italia - the experimental stage

then we have the second part of this experimental stage. here we shot the whole scene with only one light, several frames and my assistant moved around the strobe from frame to frame, afterwards in post I then merged them together. I am happier with these, but here also is room for improvement. not bad for a first try though. here also I am looking forward to what you think.

Ferrari 458 Italia - the experimental stage

Ferrari 458 Italia - the experimental stage

hope you enjoy ed these and have a great day!

Teymur.

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