Car Photography – Mercedes-Benz CLA

Photos: Me. Text: Fabian Mechtel Mercedes shrinked the CLS. And as more good news they added a some curves, bulges and lots of chrome. As a result the – so called – CLA is even better looking than ist bigger brother. Even if the back is again not particularly good looking. But there will be a Shooting Brake version of the CLA, so that will be fixed too. Despite that issue the guys at Mercedes are very excited about their new model. Not only because of the style, but because of its sportiness. Even if the CLA is based on…

Model Photography – Joyce – good bye (slightly NSFW)

Some shoots really give you a lot of opportunities to shoot a lot of different styles and so on, but it also lets you discover new techniques, materials you can use for a variety of things, like backgrounds, gobos etc. In this case I fell in love with the concrete wall in the room as a backdrop. So calm, still not bland and so many ways to play with it. So I chose the wall as a backdrop for the next photos, a three light set up, shaped as a triangle slightly turned towards Joyce, a variable ND filter and…

Model Photography – Joyce

And we are getting close to the last set of my shoot with Joyce in Paris. After the red something more plain and simple. Its nice to challenge yourself with restrictions like only using one specific lens, not using the artificial light or just using artificial light or just limit your location and try to get the most out of it. You can use textures, shapes, colors, perspective, props and so much more. And I think post production is also a good way to spice it up. I never have been a huge fan of photoshopping your photos to death,…

Model Photography – Joyce in the corner

We are still in the same room, with the same model, we only have a different lens, perspective and lighting. We had to try a few things out till we got here, but that is also always part of the fun, the improvisation. As before, Luca has a great behind the scenes look of the shoot in his blog post, so check it out.    

MixedBag – Vienna Edition

So on Saturday we did a little test shoot and I actually just tried one setup really, but I got some interesting results. I used two strip lights coming from top and and to the sides down on our very kind model Mo, plus one flash coming from the front with a gridded snoot.at some point I took the grid away and replaced it with two strips of gaffers tape and these are the results you see. Really sweet as I think. though the right one didn’t find as much approval as for example the left one, though I like…

Model Photography – Joyce – slightly NSFW

Joyce and I obviously shot more than one set. And sometimes lighting gets as easy as a on-flashhead reflector with a grid. The hotel room was so tiny and full of gear, baggage and three people that actually anything much more elaborate would have become much more complicated. Luca provided some more of his beautiful behind the scenes shot also on his blog, so make sure to check out his point of view and more of the BTS photos. So hopefully you’ll enjoy these too and have a great weekend. Teymur.  

travel photograpy – vienna – day 3 – band practice

On day three Luca took me to band practice. What a fun jam. Way too loud, but lots of fun for sure. The photos are griddy, noisy and I think fit perfectly for the occasion, so enjoy!! Teymur.