Had a fantastic shoot come together the other day. I have a neighbor who has a classic Lincoln Continental and he offered it as a prop for a photograph. Of course this brought to mind lots of different ideas, something like a vintage 50s drive-in. Then I met Rachael, a model in town, whose green eyes and red hair just seemed to fit this concept perfectly. We set up at a local park, and thanks to lots of grip help, things went great.
When I shoot on a sunny day I like to put my subject in the shade, or create my own. I want only my lights to be illuminating the model, not harsh sun. To accomplish this we put up a big 78″ x 78″‘ Lastolite Skylite with diffusion material to soften the sun on Rachael. The main light on the top image was an Elinchrom Ranger shot through a deep Rotalux Octabox. Next we placed another head gridded to 40 degrees and shot through the back window to add highlights to her hair. To add some highlight on her right side we used another Ranger head gridded to 30 degrees coming through the windshield to hit her right side.