I have been shooting a type of “Employee of the month" for this company for a long time and recently I decided I wanted to step out and try something I had never really tried before.
This time the client said he was a pilot, and wanted some shots of him with the plane he learned to fly in. "Cool" I thought "Planes are neat" We were initially going to fly to a rural airstrip and get some shots there. I had a few 580exII and a small soft box. But when we got to the hanger the weather was too bad to fly. So we decided on the next best thing.
I rolled the airplane out onto the runway and I quickly set up my lighting to get a few shots with the client in the cockpit. I took several shots of the exterior of plane trying to "light paint” and then a few with my soft box inside the cockpit. After about 15 mins it started to rain so we were done.
I then spent about 6 hours putting the image together with images I had of clouds and compositing rain and motion blur, The FStoppers Community was a great help in fine tuning it all!