I found this vw kleinbus at the side of the road in Kuopio. It had just rained when we went to light paint the car so we got some nice reflections on the asphalt.
I was asked to take a new profile picture so I tried a new lighting setup to keep things interested. I found a portrait (which I can’t find anymore) that I tried to mimic by guessing the light setup from the picture. Nice exercise and I’m quite happy with the result.
Another camera clubber Niko has this wonderful vw beetle which is pretty photogenic, so I asked if it could be a model in my photo series. JP is moving to southern Finland but he managed to find time to model one more time (but hopefully not last). So we had a group together and we headed to the center of Kuopio. For lights we used Yongnuo speedlights and took several images that were then put together in photoshop. It was a cloudy day and it was getting dim so we managed to emulate the night pretty easily.
I saw this as a drawing somewhere and thought that I could be time to start doing images after the summer. Everything was on the floor (forgot to take a picture, again) and I was standing on a bench, reaching over the target. On a computer I didn’t like the paper colour I selected so it changed and the cord was way too long so it was shortened.
I was watching Joel Grimes video about his one light portrait setup and since my son just turned 18 we gave it a try. I usually like to shoot portraits with a long lens but the wide-angle seems to work too. This could be especially handy on the road in small places. Just light, beauty dish and a black sheet.
Back to the dark. I don’t get bored to photograph this vintage Kalloflex camera. It’s just so photogenic…