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Classic Restored Toyota Land Cruiser from the 1970s

by dav.d

I was hired to photograph a restored Toyota Land Cruiser. I don’t know a lot about cars but I believe this dates to the 1970s. We talked about several locations and the client and I did a little bit of recon to find a site locally that would work. The Bonneville Salt Flats was considered a bit too far to drive. But we found a spot that worked just west of the Usana Amphitheater out in Kearns.

Toyota Land Cruiser

Toyota Land Cruiser

To create these automotive photos We would park the car in one spot and have the camera on a tripod and take multiple photos while moving a studio light around the car. I would then layer the images in Photoshop and create the perfect image.

Profile of Toyota Land Cruiser

Profile of Toyota Land Cruiser

The client wanted photos that would be used on eBay to help sell the restored vehicle. From what I understand he restores cars as a hobby. Hopefully he makes some money to cover his costs. I don’t know how much it costs but I am sure it isn’t cheap.

Red Toyota Land Cruiser

Red Toyota Land Cruiser

I also helped with a bit of HTML so the images and a video could be linked from the eBay listing.

Restored engine for the Toyota Land Cruiser

Restored engine for the Toyota Land Cruiser

Back of the Toyota Land Cruiser

Back of the Toyota Land Cruiser

Inside the Toyota Land Cruiser

Inside the Toyota Land Cruiser

Headlight for Toyota Land Cruiser

Headlight for Toyota Land Cruiser

Inside the Toyota Land Cruiser

Inside the Toyota Land Cruiser

Finally, the client asked if I knew how to shoot and edit video. I have toyed around with video but never done an assignment for a commercial job. So I decided to do this video pro bono as a test of my video editing prowess. It turned out pretty well.

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