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full shots and more

By bacchus180  
Ok.. here are the three full bike shots, I also shot some more detail shots but wasn't overly pleased with them. I have included some shots of the setup.

We had the team.. art director, editor, stylist and moi, on site form about 9am, the other images show the setup, I used a combination of softboxes, hard lights, reflectors and flags.. (the image is from my iphone so bear with me!) two 2400 quadx packs to give us the juice.

We had the format and images we wanted on a scamp board so we new exactly what we wanted to achieve. planning always helps!..
They were shot using an H1 with a P45+... all tethered, I used a 150mm and a 100mm for the shots.

It took us until 8pm so about 11 hours.. a lot of which was spent roping up the bikes, cleaning them, moving lights subtly.. discussing ( arguing Smile ) over results and fine tuning until we were happy...

A typical day of planned organised mayhem!

Tags: Specialist and abstract Flash and lighting

Voters: skewey, StephenBrighton, mohikan22 and 21 more

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ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2008 9:23PM
A lot of careful work, good result, makes me think of a spider's web.

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Angi_Wallace 10 172 10 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2008 9:56PM
Great ideas for the shots and they all work so well too. Well done on your days work, I think it was worth it.
sparklep 11 146 1
4 Aug 2008 10:11PM
Absolutely fantastic. You have put so much work into this and I think it has paid off so well.
whipspeed 13 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2008 10:33PM
Superb, which magazine?
jdenman 10 18 5 Spain
4 Aug 2008 10:33PM
Lots of work, really paid off with these great shots though.
5 Aug 2008 2:57AM
Great insight into the workflow Gary. I guess you didn't need to do much post processing ?
Xxticy 10 1 United States
5 Aug 2008 4:03AM
Really love the time you took in detailing what it took to get these spectacular images. Thanks for the information and sharing the images with us...

Photospot 10 9 Latvia
5 Aug 2008 8:33AM
Great shots! 30 votes from me for the originality..
Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
5 Aug 2008 11:20AM
Thanks for showing the sketch and studio set up. That's a real insight Smile
JamesBurns 10 1.3k 7
5 Aug 2008 2:40PM
One of the most informative sequences I've ever seen on here. Belter.
layts 11 2 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2008 7:15PM
Version 2 is my fav. I also love that you've included the setup info, great stuff.
HectorRivera 10 17 1 United States
7 Aug 2008 12:47AM
Nice lighting
James_G 11 166 5
10 Aug 2008 2:21PM
Great series of shots, and I like seeing the studio set up to see what went into making them. Colnago and Pinarello make the most beautiful road bikes in the world - and you've proved it!

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