This past weekend, a few of my friends and I went back to Cocoa Village where we shot at a few months ago. This was a good chance to try some of the techniques we have been practicing for that last couple months and to try some lighting tricks. We experimented with bouncing the flash off of the surroundings and using some reflectors. Even though some things worked better than others, it was a good chance to try them out. I am looking forward to when we have some more controllable lighting to use (some large softboxes are in work). The other lesson learned is in regards to the settings. I am noticing that the pictures I like more have simpler backgrounds. The pictures in the alley work better showing off the car than the ones in front of the playhouse. It’s funny how much car photography is similar to portraiture. The multiple light sources in front of the playhouse are more distracting than pleasing in the pictures. The picture would be better if the car was more forward, keeping the lights in the trees from reflecting off the car. I also think I need some fill light on these.
My friend’s 330ci: