A few of images from Sunday’s photoshoot with a beautiful Matte SL65 Black Edition. The Black Edition is a limited run twin-turbocharged V12 612 horsepower monster. This car is #1 of only 175 made by Mercedes and AMG apparently.
The car was modified (matte wrap, stereo, etc) by Designo Motoring. Thanks to Nik Software Silver Efex Pro 2 I was able to get some great contrasty final images. Shot the above image with 3 White Lightning strobes with 7″ silver reflectors and barn doors. See below.
Cars don’t always require a lot of fancy lighting when shooting outdoors. It just takes shooting and lighting from the right angles that flatter the vehicle the most. Also you must understand and adapt to you the ambient light situation and environment/background.
Found a cool old abandoned performing arts warehouse and abandoned motel on this block near my place. I think they are about to be torn down, but are cool to photograph around in the meantime. The image below is in the motel parking lot. Used an old puddle for an interesting foreground effect.
There is a lot more to edit from the shoot, but thought you may like seeing some of my process.
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