Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Evo IX

I shot Georges car some time ago and only got around to finishing up the processing yesterday, this is the same car that was used for the JDMST calendar I wrote about in a previous post.

Georges car runs a 300+awkw forged Cosworth motor running on E85 Ethanol fuel, not only is it a high performer, it also looks amazing with Advan RS rims and full custom interior. George is another owner that makes taking photos of peoples pride and joy enjoyable, his laid back attitude and freedom for me to try new things was refreshing.

Once again I went with the Fluoro ballast setup powered by a 2 stroke Petrol generator to power the light. The method of painting the car went a bit further than normal this time as I painted the background a bit for this shoot to light up interesting parts of the image that would be hidden if using natural light.

The Interior shot was Georges idea, I think it came out quite well. For this shot I used a long exposure but combined with Off Camera flash I was able to “freeze” the inside of the car and maintain a sense of motion outside the car.

My post processing is evolving a bit more now, I am starting to get a bit more consistency between my images which is something I needed to work on. Having obtained a cool new brush set and some high pass overlaying techniques it brings a gritty look to the images that is quite appealing when applied to the right car and background.



Mate i could only wish the car owners i deal with would be as laid back as George, people think you just set the car up and snap away, then look at you like your crazy when you start pullin out light stands and big alloy poles n shit..... let alone a generator and a blind u for life fluro light ha ha.

Mark said...

Chris, stumbled on the blog, now it's bookmarked :)
How long does it take you on average to achieve, say, that top photo?