pierre_dnepr May 17, 2017
Great photo - I love the mood of the grungy barn and (of course) the Royal Enfield
KellieMyka May 17, 2017
love this
jimmcguirefoto May 18, 2017
This reminds me of the "hose master" work by Aaron Jones in the early 90's. Very well executed. I would be surprised if this shot didn't have some serious planning and a decent budget.
meeksian May 18, 2017
The lighting is really nice in this photo and helps set the scene. Lovely photo
MahshidSohi May 21, 2017
great edit
BrianpSlade May 22, 2017
One superb edit....Well done and congrats...Brian
PSD9253 May 22, 2017
great image.....well done
thomaszakowski June 01, 2017
Excellent image and use of light
sweetpea72 June 25, 2017
This is awesome.. Congrats! シ
aruschandran June 26, 2017
Royal Enfield ... awesome click, bro !!
traceymcdonald June 27, 2017
The mood and lighting are captivating!
PSD9253 June 30, 2017
Great Photo....Fantastic!
adavies July 15, 2017
Awesome image! Love it! Really well done! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Empty Seats challenge:)
scottfranks August 26, 2017
nice color
Mrsviruet September 05, 2017
Great photo
adamjmckay Jul 20
Thanks for all the love
TexasCowboy Aug 26
Wow, amazing shot. Everything about this is perfection. I can't find a single flaw in it. Beautiful work.
Beast of a bike and perfect picture to reflect it
Upton Sep 23
I love this shop full of mood
bobbytaylor71 Sep 26
Wow ... Outstanding light capture, Awesome detail and clarity of focus ... Love this image/scene. Congrats on your awards, well done.
Beardog2003 Oct 04
fantastic shot
Terrific scene!

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Jan, 2016

Built Like a gun...

This was the hero shoot of our Royal Enfield shoot. Shot on the Fuji X100s.

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Won People's Choice in The Lifestyle ProjectOctober, 2018
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Won Contest Finalist in Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 7May, 2017
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Behind The Lens

This was taken in models grandmothers garage.
This was mid afternoon just after a thunderstorm.
Light 1: The first light we put up was an Alien Bee 800 with Beauty dish. I am fairly certain it was diffused. It was on a light stand that brought the light up and into the rafters in front and above the bike. Initially we found there was too much spill happening on the ground, so we used a 5in1 reflector disk I had in my car as a flag to cut the light that was hitting the floor. This was all fine and good and we knew we had it where we needed it. The problem now was that the background and model were hiding in darkness and due to the higher shutter speed used, the ambient was not lighting him the way it was looking to our eye. Light 2: The second light came in the form of the Lumopro 160 speedlight. I believe it was set to about 1/8 power and zoomed in about half way. The light was Naked outside the window. I had Grant holding the light at first as we tried to get it in just the right spot that the edge of the light would hit the background as well as his face. Once we had that, we put it on a stand and the lighting was finished. Smoke: Coming from film, I love haze. I can be a bit cliche, but I believed used correctly it adds something wonderful to an image, I also knew with the light blasting through the window outside we were going to get a great llightbeam coming through the window. It was helped a great deal by how many air leaks there were in the garage. Happy little accident. The smoke coming out of his mouth was real, he was actually just smoking the cigar. Albeit a little harder than normal.
Fuji X100s, Alien Bee 800, Lumopro LP160 and Paul C Buff Trigger and receivers.
This photo was created out of equal parts opportunity and boredom. My friend Grant and I had been talking about making some dramatic images for the last year, but we were finding that life was always getting in the way. His brother Adam (model) suggested we do a shoot with him and his lovely Royal Enfield Motorcycle. We jumped on the opportunity. We had the subject(s) and now we needed a location. Grant suggested we use his grandmothers old garage, I loved the idea and off we went.
All of the post processing was done in Lightroom. The obvious colour and contrast adjustments as well as some localized dodging and burning to bring out certain details in the motorcycle etc.
In my camera bag
At the time I was shooting all Fuji, but have since switched back to Nikon and am currently using a Nikon D750 with a variety of lenses old and new. I still have the X100s though.
Just shoot and don't let the fear of failure stop you from trying in the first place. In this case, we used 2 cheap(ish) strobes and a really good point and shoot camera. The biggest roadblocks are often the ones you create for yourself, get out and shoot and you may be surprised with what you can accomplish.

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