In part 1 of the Nissan GT-R in Ybor City shoot I did for 360|Forged wheels, I featured daylight images. Here in part 2 are late evening to night car photographs made using strobist techniques. Thanks to help from the owner of the GT-R and his friend, I was able to make these bonus shots during the shoot with very specific light placement. Basically, instead of my speedlights just being on light stands, the lights were able to be used upside down pointed at the wheels or areas of the car I thought best highlighted the GT-R.
For the above shot I achieved the black background by first aiming the two speedlights only at the car to manage background light spill, and then using Photoshop to turn any visible spill to pure black. In reality, this shot was made in the same spot as the first photograph in this post.
Where in the first two photographs the lights were both pointed low toward the Nissan GT-R, in this shot one light was held high above the hood of the car (see setup shot below). Another light was used along the rear quarter panel and driver's side to let shadows be created for showing the different lines of the car's design. The slow 1/8th shutter speed was used to pull some light out of the Tampa skyline for the background.