It has been quite a while since I last went out with my cameras and did a personal project. My Son William is at College and he has a number of friends who he’s done motorbike photoshoots for, but never at night. I wanted to try a couple of night-time ideas and this is how it went.
We drove down to Oddicombe Beach in Torquay and I went about setting up a 4 light set-up. I had a single (non-gelled) main light, a blue gelled side light, a red gelled side light, and a white backlight situated behind the bikes.
I had a non-gelled main light because I didn’t want their faces and bodies to also be colour gelled. I used a grid on the main light to keep the light focused on them.
After this shoot, we headed to Torquay seafront and I took a couple of long exposure photos as buses were passes through the scene. This made for an interesting visual and I really like the results from all the photos.
Equipment used for this motorbike photoshoot:
- Sony A7IV
- Sony 85mm f1.4
- Sony 16-35mm f4
- Godox AD600 Pro
- 2 x Godox AD200
- Godox V1
Do you have an idea for a product photoshoot or portrait photoshoot? Let’s chat!