We, like you, miss beautiful car photos. But they are not there: even the coolest auto photographers are in self-isolation, premieres are held online, and press parks have been closed for two months. To realize our common desire for beauty, we asked our friends - the best automotive photographers in Russia - to photograph cars for us without leaving home.
We made the task more difficult by the fact that the models were supposed to participate in the shooting, but they had to be captured as if it were a real, big car. Here's what they did.
“Shooting a model car to make it look believable is extremely challenging. In addition to the fact that the model itself must be of high quality, a realistic environment and well-modeled lighting are needed. The easiest way is to use a digital back (it is used even when shooting modern super blockbusters), but I decided that I would try to use analog instruments."
“I made a simple location out of foam board and expanded polystyrene: covered it with putty, tinted with acrylic. As a model, I wanted to shoot something special - for example, the triumphant Bentley Continental GT3 Breitling in 1:18 scale. To light the supercar, I used RGB LED sticks and Elinchrom impulse devices, and the smoke machine was an e-cigarette that can be blown in the opposite direction."