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Austin Healey 100M



Car fine art using the FDL technique. Focused diffused lighting

Car fine art using the FDL technique. Focused diffused lighting
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janvanpoortvliet PRO+
 
Great shot of a great car!! Well done
Fotovanjeauto
Fotovanjeauto Jan 21
Bedankt Jan!
keepclicking
 
keepclicking Jan 21
Awesome photograph
Fotovanjeauto
Fotovanjeauto Jan 21
Thank you!
bobtoye PRO+
 
bobtoye Jan 21
Curvy, seductive . . . captivating!
ricrog PRO+
 
ricrog Jan 22
Incredible!
phillipdelange
 
Great shot. You succeeded with your lighting into creating the wanting to see the rest but can only imagine it.
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Beautiful car.
speterson6 PRO+
 
speterson6 Apr 19
Great light and composition, well done Tom.
paulanthony
 
paulanthony Oct 26
I\'ll try this on my Honda Jazz 🙂

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Behind The Lens

Location
I'm so happy I had the opportunity to take this photo. A while back a Photo-academy student here in Holland asked me about how the FDL technique works and if I could teach him. The only thing was. He had to make a photo series for a assignment at the academy that same week! So I said: "why don't you not bring it in practice on a cool location right away?", This way he could use some of the photos directly. That was a great idea! He said. I'll bring a cool car. Well he did!! He showed up in a black Lamborghini Gallardo V10! Awesome! The location is a secret, because this is a workshop were very expensive and rare Austin Healeys are build and restored, so I can not mention it here. Owner's request. I really wanted to shoot this Austin Healey 100M. It was recently finished. I showed the photography student how the FDL technique works and we tried it on the Lamborghini too. The pictures came out great. His teacher was very pleased. As a bonus, I got to drive the Lamborghini! This shot is also on ViewBug. Check it out
Time
Shot it in the middle of the day in normally lit garage/workshop.
Lighting
I can not simply explain the FDL technique (focused diffused lighting). I a nutshell: Camera on tripod. With a remote flash shoot through multiple layers of diffuser panel. This softens the light. Because of the very fast shutter speed, the background stays black. I use multiple exposures and combine them in post.
Equipment
- Tripod - Speedlight - Beautydish - Diffuser panel - Nikon D850
Inspiration
A decade ago I became inspired by one of the best Car photographers around, Tim Wallace. His style shows the pure beauty of cars. Mainly done by great lighting. I love the design of cars and want to show it in unique ways. So I started to experiment with lightpainting and different lighting techniques. I was inspired to learn the FDL technique by FDL-Master Sarel van Staden. Love his work. You should really check out the work of Tim Wallace and Sarel van Staden.
Editing
The shot is build from around 20 exposures. Combined in Photoshop. Not much more than that. The challenge is to imagine what you want in the final shot and than first shoot it and in post the magic happens. A piece of art starts to appear.
In my camera bag
- Nikon D850 - Tripod - Speedlight with remote triggers - Beautydish - Diffuser panel - Remote - Polarising filter - Led light (Colorspike)
Feedback
Start in a brightly lit environment and try to make the image complete black. Then fill in the parts you want to show with a flash. Try to shoot the flash through a diffuser panel, to soften the light. If you master this, you can should in every light condition.

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