Andrew Link Shoots a $500.000 Car with the D1 Monolight

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Commercial Photography

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Andrew Link is a New York-based photographer specializing in shooting expensive cars, celebrities and celebrities in front of expensive cars. A recent shoot involved shooting a $500.000 car with the D1 monolight.

The shoot was done last year in Japan for Rides – a glossy magazine dedicated to custom cars that will make your own wheels want to crawl in and hide under the bed. But Rides didn’t just want one image of one car. They wanted 161 images of 30 cars, of which the most expensive was worth $500.000. That’s enough to make any photographer go nervous. But Andrew pulled it off with style.

The shoot was two years in the planning and involved one Phase One camera with a 80 megapixel back and three D1 monolight powered by two BatPacs. Andrew used 10 & 80 mm lenses for the close ups and a 35 mm lenses for the full car shots and the interior shots.

Head over to Andrew’s website to see more of his work.

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Mark Kensett Jumps off a Roof with the Pro-B4

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Commercial Photography

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When Mark Kensett was asked to shoot a series of promotional images for a UK dancing school, he decided to bring the students with him to a roof top and have them jump off it. (No it’s not as bad as it sounds.)

The Northern Academy for the Performing Arts is a school for dance, drama and musical theatre skills, located in the city of Hull in northern England. The school is thriving community, far from many peoples view of old dancing schools, and Mark wanted to somehow show that. His solution? Bring the kids up on the roof and let them dance. Sort of.

“I thought the flat roof was large enough and the architecture interesting enough to get an eye catching image,” writes Mark on his blog. “But could we get a sense of drama? My original idea was to create a parkour inspired image, run along and off a pitched roof, it was safe in every sense of the word. “Why don’t we jump off the roof?” they [the dancers] replied. Well if you’re sure… So, five dancers, two Pro-B4 packs, three ProHead Plus heads, Magnum Reflectors and a Softlight Reflector and away we went.”

You’ll find the final images plus some behind-the-scenes shots below.

Head over to Mark’s blog for the full story.

 

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The B1 Off-camera Flash on Heavy-Duty Use

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Fullframe Photographics is an Australian team of commercial photographers, retouching artists and production assistants. One of the teams latest assignments involved shooting a dusty mine site during the hottest month of the year. For this they brought the B1 off-camera flash.

The BackPack M that photographer Dale Travers can be seen carrying houses two B1 off-camera flashes. Attached to the straps are a Magnum Reflector and a Zoom Reflector.

“Ultimately these flashes are the next generation of studio lights for location work,” writes Dale on the team’s website. “Size and weight capabilities of these new units means we can produce high quality work for our clients on location with minimal wight and they proved as reliable as the rest of our Profoto gear.”

The full article can be found here. Be sure to check it out.

You will find most of the stills and a couple of bts shots below.

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How Frederic Schlosser Made a Parked Car Look As If It Is Moving At 150 km/h

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“So you have a priceless Porsche race car to photograph for an ad campaign and you have to make it look like it’s driving really fast, but space is tight and you left your stunt driver at home. So how do you get the shot of this car driving fast while parked?”

That was the question that Fstoppers staff writer Douglas Sonders asked his readers a while ago. This video holds the answer to that question. If you haven’t seen it already – buckle up and prepare to be amazed as photographer Frederic Schlosser shows what you can achieve with a little know-how and of couple of D1 monoglights and RFi softboxes.

Head over to the Fstoppers site for the full story, including more information about the shoot and some behind-the-scenes shots.

Click here to see more of Frederic’s work.

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Smoking Hot Photography with Brad Trent

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“Dave Baratz at USAWeekend had me shoot Iron Chef Bobby Flay for a Summer Grilling cover. He wanted BBQ…he wanted smoke…he wanted fire…and he wanted it shot in a studio. So we obliged.”

These are Brad Trent’s words, the sole photographer and writer behind the cheekily Damn Ugly Photography website.

So how did he do it? Well, the solution involved a $1850 smoke machine, an Acute2R generator and a spectacular back drop.

Head over the Damn Ugly Photography for the full story.