Alex Hajdu & the Harley Davidson Man

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Commercial Photography

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Harley Davidson no°1 | ©Alex Hajdu

We have said it before, but it bears repeating once again – we love if when you share your work with us. So, if you have created something with our gear that you are a little extra proud of, feel free to use the contact formulary and show us.

This is how we came across the beautiful images that Slovak photographer Alex Hajdu created for a Harley Davidson campaign. Alex was also kind enough to include a couple of lighting diagrams and a short text describing the shoot. Here is what he wrote:

“As you will see, the lighting set up for this project was really simple. In fact, I’m not a fan of complicated set ups. Apart from ambient light, I used 1 Pro-7b generator and 2 Pro-B heads. One head was equipped with 1 Softbox 2×3′ Octa, the other with a Zoom Reflector. I also had a white poly. Because I wanted to feel the flash in the pictures and get a darkened sky and background, I rated the camera to ISO 100, f4, 1/500.”

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Harley Davidson no°1 lighting set up

“In this first picture, I switched the generator to symmetric mode. I used the Softbox 2.3′ Octa for key light, and the Zoom Reflector as rim light. I also used the white poly board to bounce some light back from the key light.”

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Harley Davidson no°2 | ©Alex Hajdu (Click to enlarge)

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Harley Davidson no°2 lighting set up

“I used almost the same lighting set up for the second image. The Pro-7b generator was once again switched to symmetric mode. The Softbox 2.3′ Octa was my key light, and the Zoom Reflector my rim light. The background is actually a montage, as I really wanted skyscraper scenery.”

Thanks for sharing your work, Alex. Keep it up!

Those of you who want to see more of Alex images should stop by his website.

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Harley Davidson no°3 | ©Alex Hajdu

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Harley Davidson no°4 | ©Alex Hajdu

 

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Comments (10)

  • Nicolas Jódar

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    Guauuuu Gracias buen trabajo, Gracias por compartir…

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  • Alex Hajdu

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    Hi Nicolas, thank you. You are welcome :)

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  • Peter

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    Now that is something I like – specially the last 2 photographs are simply stunning.

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  • Kristofer

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    Beautiful! Extremely good work! I especially love nr:3!!
    The way the sun is mixed with strobes & the whole tone of the image is breathtaking!

    Well done! Thumbs way up!

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  • James

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    I really love number 2 aqnd thanks for sharing the lighting set up. Great work Alex.

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  • Alex Hajdu

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    Hi folks, thank you all for your kind comments !
    Alex

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  • Ninoy Gading

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    i’m really amazed by the quite simple setup and the images produced, great photos!

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  • heribertohqcookeP

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    Great set of photos, course I’m bias as I’m a biker myself! (Triumph Thunderbird Sport). The lighting diagrams were very useful, thanks Alex

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