Inspired by master movie maker Will Roegge, I had to give it ago. JOB is Jumping on Beds.
This hotel room was quite dark, so I had to crank the ISO to get a decent shutterspeed.
Rather than using the selftimer, I hooked up the pocket wizards and fired the shutter near the peak of my jump.
Next hotel I’ll strobe it
I’m in Brisbane at the moment, and finally managed to get online. I’m here for a couple of shoots, and yesterday I spent most of the day inside the studio. The floor marks easily, so it’s shoes off and hope you don’t have holes in your socks.
I can’t show you what I was shooting yet, but it won’t be too long before I can. I’m happy with the shoot, the controlled environment of a studio does make things easy.
The past two years I was part of the Auto Salon Industrie Drift team, so every drift event I went to was seen from the competitors side. This weekend I went to the only 2009 round of Drift Australia (previous years had 5 rounds) simply to take photos. After being at Formula Drift in Seattle, it’s a huge shame that photographers aren’t treated as well here as they are in the US. Access to parts of the track was very restricted, and one favourite spot from previous years was totally ruled out by the overbearing organisers.
A while ago I blogged about three big time shoots. This was one of them.
In my time with Auto Salon, I have photographed a few model shoots, however most of them have been in studios or with cars. It’s a rare opportunity to photograph a model on location, and I quite enjoy the change from the controlled studio environment. The brief for this shoot was to get a cover image and to fill the 3 page spread we call; “The Passenger Seat”.
This was the opening shot of the spread.
I took several options for the cover, in various outfits and poses, this is similar to what we ended up using.
And here is the final cover after our Art Director Michael Papandrea worked his magic to combine my shots of the car from Japan, model in Sydney with the stock image background.
For the strobists out there, I used 3 580EX’s in various locations, one with a Lumiquest Softbox III.
A while ago I did a shoot for ADVAN Wheels, they are launching into the Australian market a range of light weight, high performance wheels. Their two sponsored cars (Evo X and R34) were used for their ad campaign and their soon to be launched website. We have their first ad on the outside back cover of Auto Salon Magazine issue 79. This was one of my favourite shots from the day. This car is absolutely amazing.