Here is another attempt at a rig shot, this time I shot a friend’s nice 370Z.
Looking back, I wish that the car was turning to the right so I could see the wheel better, but I’m still experimenting with the car stuff. Thanks to Mike Sweeney (ETN studios) for gripping, Fielding Cathcart for providing the Zeus and Vagabond setup and Bobby M. and her husband for the sweet ride!
For more details, photos and setup shots, keep reading…
The shot above was created using a homemade car rig (see setup shots). The car is lit with a single, bare White lightning Zeus, to provide some fill and eliminate reflections. That exposure is combined with the “rolling” exposure for the final image.
Nikon D3, Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8. Camera remotely fired using radio triggers
Above is a shot of a friend’s "new" 2007 Audi A4 S-line. I had originally planned on doing some rolling shots with the “rig” but it was far too windy, so I settled for a posed frame.
Nikon D3, Nikon 80-200mm 2.8 lens, White Lightning Zeus + vagabond (Thanks Fielding)
- There are multiple exposures involved:
- One ambient shot at f/4 for the blurry background and foreground as well as proper exposure of the ground
- One Exposure with the side of the car lit
- An exposure with the front of the car lit
- One for the front rim and quarter panel
All flash lit exposures were shot at 1/250th at f/16 to bring down the ambient as much as possible
A few more bonus shots…..
And some setup shots….
If anyone out there wants some photos of their exotic/sports/classic/unique/nice car, shoot me an email!
Tags: 2007 Audi A4, 2008, car, car rig photography, commercial, Dan Newton, daniel newton, Location lighting, Nikon D3, nissan 370Z, Nv, photographer, Photography, Reno, rig, S-line, Sports car, vagabond, White lighting, Zeus