I recently had the chance to shoot this ad for the beloved show “Overhaulin’”. In general, I absolutely love TV gigs. There’s always an enormous amount of pressure and you always get to meet fascinating people in completely different fields. I know absolutely nothing about cars but I truly related to Chip Foose as an artist. The way he talked about designing cars all sounded very familiar. The man is an absolute genius. I also had a blast with Chris and Jessi. We shot some old-school pinup style shots of Jessi that are by far my favorite images from the shoot. Sadly, they haven’t been released yet so I can’t show them. Hopefully soon though. This whole crew was really laid back and very easy and fun to work with.
Here’s some random thoughts on the image…
We had a hose nearby to keep the ground wet. The reflections of the headlights on the pavement was a needed touch. We also used a fog machine to create the mood and light rays around the headlights. The group was lit with a 5-foot Profoto Octabank. Then we had a Profoto beauty dish lighting the garage door above them with a grid on it. Nothing too crazy. This shot didn’t call for craziness. Lastly, we had a light inside the garage to give some detail behind the car.
We're the car lights shining into the camera hard to deal with? Was the fogginess in front of the right side car lighted created? I second the "any gels used?" Question :)
love what u're doing. u inspire me alot.which we could meet one day, cos my dream is to fashion and celebraty photography
Any gels used? There's a greenish hue going on in the image, but that could have been in the post processing. Such a perfect shot!
Did you use any gels on the lights? It looks like in garage there is a blue tint and their faces seem to have a very nice warmth to them.
BTW, there is a light stripe on the right side of the hood, any setup for this or it just came from another source (of yours or ambience)?