I love photographing people with their vehicles. Our vehicles are a big part of our lives, almost like family members. So when a friend asked me to photograph her posing with her new (to her) Camaro, I was immediately interested.
She wanted some sexy pix for adult dating sites and was willing to let me use the photos in return for a free photoshoot. That's called a trade shoot, by the way. In the old days, it was called "Trade For Prints" or TFP since the model would receive prints in exchange for her modeling services. For a while, it was called "Trade for CD" but that is old fashioned now as well. I just call it a trade shoot and I email the edited photos to the friend who has posed for me. That way they can easily send the images on to where they are needed with the click of a mouse or touch on their screen.
Deciding where to do a vehicle shoot is tricky. You don't want to block traffic or trespass on sensitive property. If you want to include some nudity, you need privacy. In this case we used a parking lot behind a vacant office building. I always prefer to work in the shade if possible, especially on sunny days when the direct light is harsh and unflattering.
I used a single Alien Bees unit with a battery pack and a simple reflector mounted on a light stand to add some fill light.
When the model leans against the shiny car, you are going to get big smudges. Fortunately I happened to have a microfiber towel handy!
If you want to attract a good man, try letting the air out of your tire!
The photo below is an example of what I call a "Faux Selfie." It's my shameless attempt to take advantage of the selfie craze. I'm still working on this technique. Hopefully the selfie craze won't end before I get it perfected.
If you pretend to have engine trouble, perhaps a handsome man will offer to help.
You may have noticed that the lovely model is a bit older than the girls who typically pose for the images in this blog. Actually, she is pretty typical of my average paying client. I believe the term "Cougar" applies here, so it may seem a bit odd that she drives a Camaro!
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