Motorcycle Model Photoshoots

I recently joined in on a two-day photoshoot Kings Cosplay had scheduled with the local model Ari Jade. The theme was race queen with most of the secondary subject being motorcycles.

Here are a few highlight photos:

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Day one equipment:
28mm f1.8 lens
Two flash with a stand, umbrella, and a 6×8″ diffuser.

The first day was a bit rough photo wise. All we initially had to work with was a home garage and by the time we got out to a downtown parking garage later in the day it was really dark, so the background wasn’t usable. The main issue I didn’t properly compensate for was the sodium vapor lamps the parking garage used, which produces monochromatic light. I also tried gels on my flash, which didn’t have a strong enough orange to match the garage lamps.

The parking garage photos were best in monochrome.

The parking garage photos were best in monochrome.

Day two equipment:
28mm f1.8 lens
70-210mm f4 lens
Two flash with a stand and large 42″ brolly box softbox umbrella.
I also had a bracket where the two flash could be both inside the diffuser.

I would like to use that 42″ brolly box more often because it can produce a nice soft light. It’s a little difficult to use, but it is really worth the effort. I actually have two, but I’d probably need to get more flash to properly use two large diffusers like that. The same goes for the cheap 70-210mm f4 lens that I have. Though it isn’t up to the standard of current glass in regard to sharpness and such, but it has worked well for people photos every time that I have used it.

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