We are lucky enough to live in a technological age where, with Facebook, Twitter, and the ever increasing number of social media platforms, we can be in touch with 1000s of people every second of the day. But being bombarded with all this information its sometimes hard to keep track of whats going on.
Thats why I count myself lucky that I saw the tweet my friends and clients at RPMTechnik posted about the Porsche 962 Race car they had in their showroom. This car worth half a million plus popped up on my social media feed and having seen their stunning showroom before I knew I had to shoot it on location.
The guys were very welcoming and gave me access to the car, and we decided to aim for one stunning shot lit to show off the lines, over a large number of shots using available light, I think we made the right decision looking at the final result.
As the showroom is always filled with fine examples of every Porsche imaginable we were a bit tight for space, so we shot on the Canon 1Dx and Sigma 35 1.4 ART combination, supported on a Manfrotto tripod and shot tethered into the laptop to keep an eye on all those details on a bigger screen.
For lighting we used a Lencarta Safari kit, this battery powered kit gave us more flexibility as it wouldn't need plugging in and having wires running all over the floor. Triggered with Pocketwizard Plus iii's.
For the main car lighting we defused the light with the Photoek softlighter to get nice soft smooth light over the lines of the car, and for the dramatic lighting in the back we positioned the light with a bare head.
All the images were comped together in Photoshop and sent to RPMTechnik the next day.
This is one of those vehicles that turns heads on track or in the showroom and I think you will agree displayed in their showroom the Porsche 962's form is up their with the finest sculpture.
If your looking for a new sports car, or want some expert guidance on your current Porsche give the knowledgable guys at RPMTechnik a call, full details on their website http://www.rpmtechnik.co.uk/ .