I was asked by a good friend to help her find homes for her foster cats. The poor economy has caused more and more animals to lose their homes. Even if you can’t adopt a cat you can help out by a donation.
Well things did not go as planned, weather was against me all day. I called off the models, sorry girls, as not to waste their time. I worked with Ron AKA (Florida Chopadero) and the two bikes he brought with him. We shot for a few hours, hoping to dodge the rain. The bikes are true works of art, I was amazed @ the level of detail.
The next shoot I want to do with the bikes will be in the parking garage in down town there can shoot on the roof in good weather of go below to escape the rain.
I back in town on Friday and I want to do a photo shoot of some Bastard Built Custom Bicycles.
Any of you scrumptious ladies wanna be shown with some of the sickest bikes in these here parts, lemme know! Could make us all infamous.
The shoot will be downtown Melbourne, may start off around the garage and work our way down town.
Working on my editing skills, the thing I had to learn was to be subtle with edits and move in very small steps. This was a shot from the 2008 cover for Space Coast Living
I was experimenting with a new lighting style/technique for a completely different look. Most of the time I would have a very dark shot with the background falling off into darkness. This time I wanted to do some thing more interesting an use high key light. I used two Hensel Integra 500 w/s lights and Canon 580 EX. The lovely subject was lit completely from behind. No light was in front of the model. I wanted to have the light wrap around her legs, to give a glowing edge effect. To get this effect I used a large diffusion panel between the subject and the light source. I wanted to place a reflector over the camera to bounce back some light to fill the subject, but I did not have the time.
This is a video I shot a while ago to show the time and effort it takes to get a few good images. The shoot took 3-4 hours from set up to break down. That did not include post editing time to get a finished image. I shot with Tina and her vintage VW. The car was totaled in accident with an un-insured motorist a few months later.
In the video I sets up lights, move lights, move more lights, get on the ground to take a shot, then get up again to move the lights again. Getting a single shot can be long process. I start with a base look and then work from there. Some times I can get the shot quick, or the idea is not working and requires changes to the approach.