We did this shoot many moons ago in July 2013. As usual I was archiving my old stuff and stumble upon an unfinished project. The thing was, we were suppose to meet up later for more shots as I only had a very limited time with the car. Two years later, here we are. Hes busy, I'm busy. Time flies.Read More
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This yellow beauty is my friend, Firdaus's pride and joy. He is the third owner for this 1975 classic the Toyota Celica TA22 ST. I was keeping this car for a good place to shoot, finally I found one. A unused warehouse. Which I borrowed from the owners for one day for shooting this special car.
Its special in that its almost nearly stock from factory. With original paint from 1975. So he says, and so the previous owner says. :)Read More
Hi all, Happy New Years! Been a while since I updated the journal. Been a while since I shot my favorite topic, cars. Today I'm going to showcase my friend, Halim's ride, a Subaru Forester .Read More
If you have noticed since two postings ago. I had a preview, and if you have taken the time to look, actually I have updated the gallery over the week. Two to three photos every few days. And the album was completed last night.
This was the end product of 1.5 hours of shooting (4.30pm-6.00pm). We would have liked to keep shooting for a while longer but we were attacked by gazillion mozzies! Poor Jacqueline got the most itch cos she was showing showing more skin then us.
So the bike is owned by a friend of mine, Dennis. Gorgeous bike. (check out the facebook gallery I did previously) He was telling me that he had changed the rear tail light assembly. And wants me to do a re-shoot of the bike. But this time with a pretty lady. Jacqueline agreed to model for us. I called up Desmond. He was game. So it was on.
We all gathered at 3.30pm and when to the location and try to find the best spot. Which was hard as it was a public road and we were very distracting. Lucky for us the road leads to a dead end. So the traffic was minimal. Even then there were many who were out for a sunday drive. There were weekend cyclist whom we distinctly heard "Hey mai ane meh" the rear guy called out to the leading one in hokkien. Which means "dont go so fast". LOL, I was looking at Jacqueline and she was trying to control her laughter, so was I. Oh well.
Well here are some of my favorite captures of the day.
I have always liked mirrors. I shoot a lot of reflections. But the bike's side mirrors were perfect, nearly no distortion, and was flat! Unlike most OEM car side mirrors which looks okay to the naked eye, but is actually wavy and not flat!
Processed this shot quite differently. To give it a more edgy look. Toned down the colors. I have another shot which was quite well lit. But I kinda like this. probably should have asked Dennis to turn the lights on to show off the rear lights. Anyways when we moved the R1 to the center of the road. Most cars saw us from a distance and did a u-turn. Some kids still came along slowed down and looked at what we were doing, but that was few and far in between.
As you can see from these pictures were trying something different. I was shooting with off shoe flash and remote triggering them with my camera's built in flash. Lucky for me the Nikon CLS worked, some what. As long as the optical sensor was pointed in the right direction it worked. Right DESMOND?
I would consider it a successful outing. I was able to test out CLS with total of 3 SB-800's, shoot a pretty gal with a hot bike with nice background. Awesome.
Thanks Dennis, Desmond and Jacqueline for making it happen. Thanks Alex and Stephen for the SB-800s.
Incase you dont know its Dennis, Jacqueline, Me, Desmond :-P
Gallery link : JT & R1