BEHIND THE SCENES: Ford Mustang Photo Shoot

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: October 30, 2020

Category: Photography | Videos

Here’s a video taking you Behind the Scenes from when I was photographing my friend Brian Dukes’ Ford Mustang last Sunday; a great day taking some time out with no agenda other than to have some fun, experiment and create some content…

To light the car I take a series of pictures highlighting specific areas of the body and these individual photographs I blend together using a brush in Photoshop to create one final image. It takes a little while but the results are so worth it so I’ll be putting together a tutorial very soon going through everything that I do.

Even if you’re not a car photographer it’s just great fun getting out with the camera trying new things and learning new techniques so I’ll keep you posted on that.

As for kit, here’s what I used:

  • Camera: Sony A7RIV
  • Lens: Sony 85mm f/1.4 G Master
  • Lighting: Westcott FJ400
  • Drone: DJI Mavic Air 2
  • Camera for Video Footage: Sony A6400
  • Tethering: TetherTools AirDirect
  • Tethering Software: Smart Shooter 4

*For a full list of the kit I use check out my GEAR PAGE

As always if you have any question / comments then please feel free to make use of the comments section below.

In the mean time have a great weekend and I’ll czatch you next time,
Glyn

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4 Comments

  1. Jim Maher

    Glyn,
    Looks like a fun shoot. One question, why use 3rd part tethering software? The A7R4 has the ability to create a wireless hot spot and quickly provide a image to view on your laptop as well as shooting controls. To improve speed it only sends a small jpeg for viewing and the original RAW files is saved to the camera. This seems to work well without carrying extra gear. I always tethered to C1 before trying this.

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    • Glyn Dewis

      Hi Jim

      Yeah I’m aware that the A7RIV has WiFi however there are a few (important) reasons I don’t use it…

      1) It can take a bit of time to set up each time and to gain a connection

      2) The connection isn’t as robust when faced with any distance and near sometimes near walls. The metal of the car for example interfered.

      3) The AirDirect gives almost instant transfer of images and with Smart Shooter Plug In, into Lightroom (Sony needs a plug in as they have not released the API to Adobe) it’s easy to set up and I can also control the camera from the computer.

      4) Battery life. Using WiFi in the camera also drains battery life. the AirDirect has it’s own battery and offers a 2.5Ghz or 5Ghz connection.

      A few more reasons but I’ll be covering those in a webinar next week.

      Hope this helps
      regards
      Glyn

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      • Jim Mhaer

        Looking forward to your webinar on this. I like the idea of a separate battery but not to having it sit in the hot shoe as my strobe controller usually resides there. -Jim ( more important -have fun in your settlement this week)

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        • Glyn Dewis

          Cheers Jim.
          Following you asking I did a quick interview with my friend Scott Diussa at TetherTools asking him to explain it all and I learned so much more about it than I knew. I’ll play the video in the webinar ūüôā

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