Every once in a while I find myself in a creative slump when it comes to shooting. Sometimes it's because I've hit a dry spell and I'm not shooting anything. Other times it's because I'm shooting the same stuff, over and over again. Regardless of the reason, when these feelings arise I will typically reach out to friends on social media and ask for something to shoot. (For free!? Yes. Especially if I'm playing with ideas and new gear.)
Having recently run across the for sale ad of a local guy's Type R Integra, I figured this would be a good opportunity to break out of the winter slump and try more creative editing and lighting. He's good friends with my buddy that owns the super clean Honda Civic I shot a few weeks back, so we set up a time to get the car out and capture a few images before it found its new home. This was a benefit to us both, as he got photos to remember this fairly rare vehicle and I got something unique to play with for a few hours. (Heck.. he even offered to let me drive it afterwards but, true to the photography driven person that I am, I had already used up all my time shooting. I really gotta stop doing that..)
While there's probably nothing here that'll blow your socks off, this was a fun chance to practice some light painting with a light colored car (I know, I know - white cars are easy!), and to even try a little light painting and rigging. So yeah.. here's some funky color graded images of a JDM beauty queen in a fairly simple Midwestern town.
Gear: Sony A7RIII, Sigma MC-11, Canon 17-40 4L, Canon 24-70 2.8L, Tiffen CPL, Yongnuo YN360, Manfrotto Tripod
Post Processing: Adobe Lightroom & Adobe Photoshop