This was a shoot that almost didn’t happen. I nearly canceled due to the “boring” forecasted weather. The subject: a 1998 Subaru Impreza RS. My plan was to emphasize the rally heritage of the car by doing some off-road rig and posed shots in the snow. The bumpy, snow-covered road presented some new challenges and the bright, sunny conditions made it difficult to get an exposure long enough to blur the ground, but problems aside, the shoot went very well. Fielding and I scouted, planned out the lighting and angles and shot everything within just a few hours. Thanks to fellow photographer Mark Rauh and his son Austin for providing the car.
The Shooting process (similar to my other rig shots):
1. Scout out a location (or three)
2. Place the sun and figure out shooting angles
3. Set up the rig and camera
4. Light the car in a static position
5. Do plenty of rolling frames
6. Repeat if necessary
7. Later, in post, the rig is removed and the lit frames are blended with the rolling frames
I used a Nikon D3 and a Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8 lens. To achieve a longer exposure in the extremely bright conditions, a 10 stop ND filter was used. The lighting consisted of an Elinchrom Ranger RX 1100 w/s and a White Lightning Zeus 1200 w/s to combat the sun.
More frames from this shoot, setup shots and details here