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Enlightening photo shoot

September 7, 2017

Sometimes it's great to push ourselves beyond our comfort zone and one of the hardest things as a photographer is taking photos in low light. So, why not try to improve on my skill set and try and improve?

 

 

I'm lucky to have a great friend who's 30th is approaching and I wanted to get him a gift that is personal. He also happens to share a common interest of mine, cars, and boy has he some outstandingly good ones. So I thought, two birds, one stone, let's have it. A gift from me to him, a photo of his beloved Mach 1 Ford Mustang. With wanting to improve on my low light photography I thought it a great idea to combine this with this shoot. So I told him what I'd like to do and me, Dave and Dale headed out one evening just before sundown to find a suitable location, off we went with the rumble of the V8 turning heads as we went and soon found ourselves a perfect location for the photo shoot to take place.

Knowing that light would be lacking and flash wouldn't be enough, I brought along my video light which is a constant adjustable light source to light paint his car with a long exposure. It was soon apparent that I couldn't achieve what I was hoping to produce with one photo, so let's crank it up a bit and take several photos where I only light certain parts of the car and I'd overlay them on top of each other within photoshop. I took approximately 20 photos but as it turns out I only needed 9 and below is the result. To say I'm happy is a huge understatement, this was the first time (but certainly not the last) I ever tried something like this and I even managed to impress myself, I huge sense of achievement was had by this experience and I can't wait to try some more of this style of photography.

 

Any car enthusiasts wanting some photos of their car? Send them this way, the camera is always ready to shoot.

 

Kenny

 

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