Thursday, 30 July 2015

Bentley Continental GT Speed Photoshoot (Behind the scenes)

Whilst shooting the beautiful Bentley Continental GT Speed I also had a member of my wife's family come along and shoot some behind the scenes images to show the methods behind my shots. All of his photos were taken with the brilliant Leica T camera (that he was just getting to grips with) but edited by myself using Adobe Lightroom. His shots were pretty spectacular.

Check them out:

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Bentley Continental GT Speed Photoshoot

It's been a while since I last wrote a blog post. I'm a little rusty so here goes...

As a follow up to the Porsche 911 50thAnniversary Edition that I photographed back last year I finally got to try out some new techniques while capturing another beautiful vehicle – a BentleyContinental GT 6.0 W12 Speed.

For a while I thought about where I could photograph a car of such luxury that would make interesting images. I came up with the idea of using a dark and dingy parking lot as the perfect backdrop which would create juxtaposition between the grime of the car park and the sublime of the Bentley.

I shot all the car park images mainly using my Sony Zeiss 24-70mm f2.8 and my Sigma10-20mm f3.5 mounted to my Alpha 77 mkII not forgetting to use a circular polarising filter to eliminate reflections on glass surfaces as much as possible.

Next onto the images featuring the metal shutter doors. I was fortunate and very appreciative to be able to use a local factory during the weekend for this and many of the interior details shots. The shot of the vehicle facing away from the camera, with the headlights beaming onto the shutters was captured using a Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 from around 30 feet away to compress the car and backdrop together. To exaggerate the effect of the headlights I triggered two Yongnuo YN560II flashes using a Pixel King triggering system mounted to both my camera and one flash; the other flash was set to Slave mode. This was a shot that I had been most looking forward to trying out.

Take a look at the images from the shoot below or click here for high resolution versions and feel free to leave a comment/critique.

Samyang AF 24mm f1.8 FE