I have done a few photo shoots with cars. It’s fun but I feel most of the time, the lighting or composition is limited. Many times, the vehicle is not facing the direction you want it to be.  That’s what happened to my last vintage car shoot. The car was pretty much parked by the side of the street and facing the wrong angle the whole time. Open space probably will be the best, but hard to find. Unless you are shooting at a large parking lot during the non  business hours. This time it’s different.  We had a large meadow field and 2 vintage trucks and a motorcycle. Thanks for my friend Andrew Gerard who knows someone that owns the place and vehicles. We can pretty much put the truck anywhere we want it to be at any angle.

We started at around 5 pm when the sun is still pretty high. I brought 2 modifiers this time. Silver beauty dish and medium silver umbrella. Medium umbrella will be my go to modifier for this type of shoot because of its good coverage. It’s not very good when shooting models inside of the truck when you need to fit your light into small space or pinpoint your light at small area. That’s when the beauty dish shines. I love using silver modifier whenever I can. It gives me more light output. Part of the reason I can shoot with my 250ws Profoto B2 all the time. I didn’t say always, because I did find silver modifiers have one drawback. They are reflecting harsh light to models eyes when place towards the sun. This make them very uncomfortable. Solution? cover with diffuser. There are a lot about portrait lighting. You need both knowledge and hands on practice. If you want to quickly master my portrait lighting techniques, I recommend you do an One on One portrait lighting workshop. Also, my next workshop will be on this Friday. We’ll be shooting at a beach with a pro model during the sunset.

We were lucky to have 3 gorgeous models shooting with us. Ashley, Dominique, and Khamisa. It was a very hot day and we shot under the sun for more than 3 hours. Definitely not the most comfortable shooting condition,  but we  had lots of fun.

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Profoto B2 with 2′ silver beauty dish with diffuser
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