I recently visited England for a short break. This picture was taken while travelling between Leeds and Chester on a bus. I was bored and I had my camera and my cheap old 18-55mm so I took a few pictures of the cars that rushed past.
I shot the new Shox Bam ad a while back. It was one of my favorite shoots to date. Thanks to all who were involved!
Directors - David Leslie & Steve Carrie
DOP/Camera - Jared Hinde with assistance from Patrick McGee
Props and set design - Kirsten Abboy
Costume Design - Debbie Carrie
Makeup - Alana-Jane Halgreen
Test Dummy - Luke McDonald
Minions - Steve Carrie, Brian Price, Nhlanhla Majozi, Robbie Van Vuuren
Editing - Jared Hinde
Animation - Jon Griffin (http://www.makermovingpictures.com/)
Shot in studio at Say Cheese Productions (http://www.pmcgeesaycheese.com/)
I’ve always wondered how photographers shoot beautiful pictures of cars. Is it all in the editing? Or are they really great at lighting and minimizing those unwanted reflections?I decided to try (relying heavily on editing) and this is the result.
After this experiment I’d really like to try and achieve a similar result relying on good lighting (this picture was taken from my flat window. I didn’t even have the keys to the car. If I did, I would probably have moved it and made a number of other changes before clicking the shutter button. But the point here was to see if I could make an average car picture better in post).
I’m pretty happy with the result, but I know the post job would have taken hours less if steps were taken to improve the shot before capturing it. Editing, however, is a one man job, whereas moving 12x12ft diffusers requires a few more hands on deck.
It’s an interesting discussion though.
It’s been a while since I posted on tumblr, but I’m back! Here’s a video I shot with Tiaan Odendaal, the 2012 SA National Downhill Champion. You might remember the location from this picture I posed a while back.