Typically, car and motorcycle photography is a pretty involved affair. Combining product photography’s attention to detail with studio photography’s size and scale often results in needing lots of lights, gear, and help. Scott Kelby has a great blog post on the subject that shows just how much work goes into seemingly-simple images.
But just because you don’t have a lot of light (or any light, as the case may be) doesn’t mean you can’t still cook up a pretty cool shot of your ride with a little creative post-processing. Hit play to see what I mean.
Finally, a quick heads up that I’ve added two new viewing options for the videos; you can either stream on Vimeo or download a copy of the 720p .MP4 file in case you want your own copy for offline viewing. I’ll be updating the previous entries with the mirrors shortly.
As always, if you would like to submit your own image to O.P.P. you can do so here.
I chose to put all the emphasis on the bike by changing the color temp of the sky and upping some exposure, clarity, contrast on the bike and the exposure on the road in front.