overhaulin

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.

And of course I shot the ad with ole faithful, my Canon 5D Mark II and a Canon 24-70 2.8mm as my lens. Any other questions?

13 comments
DyeA
DyeA

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 :)

RAY HULL
RAY HULL

Great Shot and a great show.

coutrage deh
coutrage deh

love what u're doing. u inspire me alot.which we could meet one day, cos my dream is to fashion and celebraty photography

Justin Blair
Justin Blair

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!

DukePro
DukePro

GREAT... I LIKE YOUR WORK

Matthew Walton
Matthew Walton

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.

lem
lem

disregard last comment - re-read and now understand :)

Lem
Lem

1st paragraph minor typo: ...but I truly "relate" to chip foose - not "related"

Jeremy Cowart
Jeremy Cowart

I forgot to mention that... no compositing here... it was all in camera!

Leo Cavallini
Leo Cavallini

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)?

Leo Cavallini
Leo Cavallini

Anything in a single photo or you took some to work the mashup later? It looks amazing!

 
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