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At one point Orange County Choppers went on tour and this is the POW bike that they made

At one point Orange County Choppers went on tour and this is the POW bike that they made
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Behind The Lens

Location
About 7 years ago when Orange County Choppers was touring and stopped in Nashville, Tennessee
Time
Middle of the afternoon
Lighting
This was taken in natural light outside and next to a river that was reflecting light.
Equipment
Canon Rebel with black and white film. (We've come a long way in the last decade!!) The camera was hand held due to the venue.
Inspiration
This was the only chance I would ever have to see these bike and works of art in person. I took photos of all the bikes that were put on display at the Nashville show. I liked the show when it was on so I couldn't pass up the chance to see the bikes in person.
Editing
I had to scan the actual picture on a desktop Epson scanner / printer. Then I did some minor post-production in Lightroom, like making the black blacker and the white whiter for the contrast without making it grainy. I also cropped the photo.
In my camera bag
At that time I had a 50mm lens and a 300mm lens along with 400 speed color film and black and white film. At that time I had to carry a smaller traditional camera shoulder bag because of the Nashville restrictions on backpacks and being able to move around a large crowd without hitting people and getting security's attention. Now I keep a 50mm, 200mm and 500mm lenses. I also keep macro attachments and UV and Polar filters along with cleaning supplies.
Feedback
Try different angles at different times of day if at all possible. Always try to work within the restrictions of the event you are working on capturing images at. For instance I am only allowed to take a "pocket camera" to concerts that I go to in the area that I'm in now. So, I got on Amazon and found a high megapixel good all around camera that fits in my pocket. I have done everything from borrowing equipment and bags from friends to buying equipment and bags. I have also considered renting equipment for photo sessions to make everything work.

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