I photographed this 1936 Ford Coupe in a downtown Oklahoma City parking garage for the car builder. We brought in generators and a half dozen lights. I mixed large strobes with smaller SB-800 speedlights to get the look I was after. A smoke machine was placed behind the car with lights firing into it. Later we shot pictures with a gal and guy to create a sexy scene with people in it.
Anders Risager says
How did you light up the interior of the car?
I’m guessing a speedlight of some sort, but what about modifiers and so forth?
I just used speed light with a warming gel.
Jason Dashney says
This looks fantastic. Most people leave photo links in Strobist comments that lead to pretty crappy work, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Love the fog, and I think the mixed wb really helps it pop. Kudos.
Thanks for the feedback! I put an SB-800 speedlight inside the car with a warming gel, triggered by a pocket wizard. No modifier on the speedlight if I remember correctly. If anything I might have put the frosted dome on it, but I don’t use those very often. I also placed an SB-800 speedlight with a warming gel under the car. Used WB of around 5000K I believe and gelled my speedlights to go warm. Left my studio strobes ungelled.
Mike Dooley says
Fantastic shot, really amazing lighting!