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