Have you ever wondered how to light the inside of a car when you hardly have any room to move? Wonder no more and learn from the best in the business! Join Tim Wallace and Scott Kelby as they show you step-by step how to light and shoot a car’s interior using a Porsche Panamera as the subject. The key to lighting is all about the angles, and once you get the lighting right it frees you up to just focus on nailing the best composition. You’ll get to see every step in the process through Tim’s eyes as he shares his secrets for setting up the lights, highlighting the important details, and finding the right camera angle to make each automobile look its very best.
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Join Tim in the Kelby Training offices as he introduces the class and goes over what this class is all about.
There are many considerations to take into account in this type of shoot. Tim goes over the equipment he is using and why, and introduces Scott Kelby who will join him on the shoot.
Choosing your camera position is the first, and possibly most important, decision you will make. All other decisions fall out from there.
You don't need a traditional photographic studio to shoot car interiors if you have the right approach.
The placement of this light will provide the foundation to start building up the lighting for the shoot.
You want to evaluate your lighting by taking test shots and adjusting accordingly. Tim and Scott discuss the differences between shooting tethered or just using the LCD on the back of the camera. Once you have placed the light you can relax and focus on composition.
The goal of this second light is to add a bit of fill light to the main light inside the car.
The third light is just to add in a little more light in a few problem areas.
Commercially, the engine is included as part of shooting the interior. Photographing the engine brings a new set of challenges, which will vary widely based on the engine you are photographing.
Tim and Scott sit down with all of the photos from the shoot and discuss what works and what doesn't.
Tim and Scott finish reviewing the shots and wrap up the class with some stories for how to move forward.
Photographer Tim Wallace is the driving force and creative thinking behind Ambient Life. An award winning photographer his work is often described as both conceptual and dramatic. Tim works internationally…