Aerial Lighting & Automotive Photography

I love Teslas.  The Tesla 3 is a car that may actually be a practical car for my long commute in the future, but for this shoot, it was simply fun to play with the lighting and with the gray color of the car, I thought it would be badass to add the red accenting and experiment with aerial spotlighting from about 45′ above.  It worked out fairly well but I would have liked a better background to work with.  (It was at a garage for detailing “Inside-Out Detailing in North Smithfield, RI” and not a lot of open space).

Ideally, I would have liked an open field, starry sky or city-scape for this kind of shot, but you have to work with what you got and I didn’t want to over-Photoshop and drop the car into the scenary artificially.

There are things I would do differently next time, but mainly, I would choose to do the next shoot when there’s not a 0° windchill as it definitely rushed the shooting process.

Shoutout to Brad and Inside-Out Detailing for the opportunity to play!

New Years Eve – 2018

Then end of another year!

It’s been a success in some ways and very quiet in others.  I was not able to accomplish much of the photography goals that I had for myself.  I keep a small notebook with me and doodle down ideas that pop in for projects and I literally have not completed a single one of them this year.  Family takes up a lot of time!

While I am still able to shoot some shots that I enjoy (like the ones included here) the ones I want to do are more involved and require much more time to set up and execute.  My normal excursions usually last about an hour or two and most of the projects I have would be overnight….and when you have a family and a full-time job, some things have to wait, but not forever….

The winter months are where I am able to do a bit more, so hopefully I can crank out a project or two over the next couple of months….for now, enjoy captures from the last couple nights.

 

December Surfers

I was out this morning hoping to capture a sunrise with breaking clouds/fog, but it didn’t pan out the way I wanted.  As I was sitting at the wall in Narragansett, several surfers arrived to take on the morning waves.  I wish I had my GoPro or a water case for my big camera, I would have waded in.   It was too misty for the drone, otherwise I would have been there for a while.

Almost a dozen surfers were enjoying the relatively mild late-fall surf.

Daylight Savings – An Hour Gained of Morning Light

The night and darkness do not typically stop my cameras from hunting down shots, however, twilight has been a challenge as the day’s other responsibilities have prevented me from going out.

This morning was focused on aerial shots and practicing with some settings.  While I was playing a virtual Chuck Yeager with the drone, I also got some shots of different locations.

Enjoy.

Back to Beavertail Lighthouse….

It was odd to not see the Beavertail light not operating.  Just it’s small beacon.  We were hoping for it’s light-driven backdrop to do some shots, but we ended up playing around with my brother-in-law’s “pixie-stick”…..(that’s not a euphemism)…..

It’s been a while since working low-light and here a few from the night from both Beavertail and of the Newport Bridge.  Yes, these are dominant themes in my portfolio….but seriously, they are awesome subject areas to shoot.

Ocean State Soccer – Week 3 – Fall 2018

Three weeks in.  My favorite part is the final whistle and we get to leave.  I am mostly kidding, but today’s sun was strong and we didn’t prepare for the sun, thirst or general parenting other than showing up.

However, the soccer was fun to watch and the kids are becoming less terrible as the weeks go on!   I didn’t get as many of the other kids as I usually do because I tried to actually watch the game and help coach….like I’m supposed to be doing.

Enjoy…