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07-29-2010, 07:22 PM #21
Charleston's 625awhp APR Widebody EVO IX
Locations are extremely important to me and I thought Black Mt in Las Vegas, NV would be the perfect backdrop for an AWD evo.
In the shadow/darker regions of these shots I threw in a alot of deep blues to directly contrast with the bright orange.
Reflections are one of the worst enemies of automotive photographers. To minimize them, many photographers prefer to shoot far away. However, sometimes you're forced to go in closer. If you look at the front bumper, I had to photoshop my reflection out (it could be a little cleaner as well). But if you don't tell people this, 90% of the viewers will just look past it and fail to notice it.
Heres a great example of a clean reflection. The further away you are the easier it is to get a clean reflection. So for this shot I stood on the other side of a 4 lane road and zoomed in all the way to 80mm. This serves two purposes: to reduce barrel distortion and to really promote nice even reflections.
This was at the M-Resort in Henderson NV. I just couldn't resist the absolutely vacant parking lot and the huge orange arrow that was on the ground.
Every set needs an engine shot. So here it is.
This shot is a little more blue then I'd like it. However, I was just too lazy to add more yellow it. If you compare this and #7, you'll notice its considerably cooler and lacks a continuity found with the rest of the set.
Interior detail shots are always a favorite with car magazines so I thought I'd take a couple.
I wanted to try something new so I went with an extremely low key shot. I placed a single softbox on the outside of the drivers door so it would spill over and highlight the contours of the interior.
Another exterior detail shot.
Engine shot. Again with the blues/greens in the shadows to contrast against the orange.
This is my favorite shot of the set. Photographers/other publications seem to have a really difficult time capturing the deep glossy tangelo pearl and does zero justice to his beautiful paint job. I have to admit, it was a challenge for me too but I think this shot really shows of the beautiful contours of the APR wide front fenders as well as the custom paint job done by Spring Mt Autobody here in Las Vegas.
Black mountain is prohibited to the public. But I'm willing to do almost anything for a shot. haha...
The cop was actually really cool and said he thought the car was a lamborghini (i'm not sure if he's seen a lamborghini recently but besides the paint this shows zero resemblance to the Italian exotic) Nonetheless, since he was being so nice I asked if he could turn on his lights to make it look like we were getting in trouble. And he kindly obliged.
Charleston's car has been featured in Import Tuner, Performance Auto and Sound, D-Sport, SuperStreet, and can be found in the Sony automotive electronics catalog.
Heres an example of a publication doing absolutely zero justice to his paint. They also had the right idea to go with some blue to contrast with the orange but I think they were a little heavy handed with it.
And lastly, a spec sheet.
Thanks for looking!
Last edited by shirakiphoto; 07-29-2010 at 07:29 PM.
07-29-2010, 09:53 PM #22
You do some amazing work dude!
07-31-2010, 01:57 AM #23
That evo is amazing you do some really impressive work!"Life's a marathon, not a sprint, so take your time, and enjoy the journey."
08-03-2010, 01:00 AM #24
Awesome pix Jordan. I'm a big fan.Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. ~ Albert Einstein
08-03-2010, 01:03 AM #25
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08-03-2010, 02:13 AM #27
Good stuff. You have major talent and skill!Le Maison
08-03-2010, 06:09 PM #28
08-04-2010, 09:00 AM #29
Took this yesterday. Still waiting on the tubi exhaust to come in
And I know the set below has been posted already in the Lamborghini section but some of you might have not seen it so I thought I'd stick the rest of the pictures of the SV here.
Lamborghini LP670-4 SuperVeloce
Last edited by shirakiphoto; 08-04-2010 at 09:28 AM.
08-04-2010, 09:12 AM #30
BehindTheScenes: Lamborghini LP670-4 SuperVeloce
Location, Location, Location.
I’m a firm believer that my pictures are only as good as its weakest element. In fact, I put my locations on the same level of importance as the car itself. For this shoot I’d need a pretty epic place to snap some pics however, this time around it was going to be quite tricky…
I’m a photographer on a budget and the majority of my photoshoots are accomplished using ‘guerrilla photography’.
For those non-photographery folks out there, ‘guerrilla photoshoots’ are exactly what they sound like: no permits, no permission, just shoot until they threaten to kick you out/call the cops.
I stumbled upon the perfect location for the SV shoot. It was an abandoned rocket fuel plant in Henderson, NV. And with a lot of teeth pulling I was granted full permission by the security at Black Mountain Industrial Park to shoot there.
Day of the Shoot
While working at JTuned an extremely talented photographer by the name of Steve Demmitt taught me the importance of having a shot list. Being thorough and complete would help to ensure that I’d have more than enough pictures to choose from when it came time to start to processing.
However, the inner-nerd in me took this to the next level and I now bring along a checklist with all the shots I need to fulfill. I’ll also include important times, dates, names, and simple things to remind myself of that are easy to forget in all the excitement of a big shoot.
Feel free to email me at [email protected] and I’ll be more than happy to send you the excel template.
After driving through some mud, dirt, and gravel the SV needed a bit of refreshing when we got back to the show room.
This was hands down my favorite car I have ever shot. The satin pearl white coupled with the dry carbon accents resulted in a combination few cars could match. I'm just really thankful I was given the opportunity to capture such a magnificent machine.
Last edited by shirakiphoto; 08-04-2010 at 09:16 AM.