I had the pleasure to be hired to shoot an amazing car collection last year, which included 2 ultra-rare special Bugatti Veyrons. For example, the silver Bugatti, as you will watch, is a one-of-a-kind 100th anniversary Bugatti called the Sang Bleu… literally 1 of 1. We also had a decent-sized portion of a private airport at our disposal to use for the shoot. Pretty incredible experience. Read on to learn more about the shoot itself and my lighting.
I did the behind the scenes video with my 8112 Studios (my video production company) co-founder, Nicholas Cambata. Nick and I have been best buddies for over 20 years and it's pretty awesome we are able to go on adventures and do jobs like this, especially since we share an equally deep love for everything automotive. Thanks to my friend Alex Rodriguez of Digital Ally for additional video footage!
It was HOT out last summer in Florida. I'm pretty sure we all suffered from various forms of heat stroke, but it was completely worth it to get these shots. It was nice having a single location, a private airport with open hanger, at our disposal.
I used essentially my White Lightning x3200 strobes with silver 7" reflectors connected to a powerful generator we rented on-location. The purpose of the flashes in the bright Florida sun was to use as fill light on the shaded sides of the vehicle (if the sun was behind or above) or to accentuate lines on the car bodies.
I did not allow myself to drive the Bugattis (too much money along with a whole lot of power), but I did get to drive some other pretty awesome cars on that trip. Although, that's a story for another post...
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