My first car photography shoot in Albuquerque, New Mexico was for a new client, Rohana Wheels. I was only contacted by them just last month so I was very excited to already have a shoot for them. My excitement was doubled to get to shoot with a New Mexico background too, although the owner of the car suggested an industrial site, there were still Sandia Mountains in some shots.
This turned out to be my most challenging car shoot for a number of reasons. Usually there are not any variables when photographing a car because well, a car is a car, it is willing to pose indefinitely and I usually have shot at that particular location before! This time everything was different.
Despite zeroing in on the location using Google Maps and sending myself a direct link, that link took me and the car's owner a few miles away from the true location! It took 20 minutes to finally get to the spot we wanted burning valuable daylight. I picked up the pace once on location to make full use of the remaining light and still delivery a full set of dynamic and vivid car photos.
The challenges were not done there though as this seemingly out of the way location in an isolate area, was actually like grand central station most of the shoot with streams of cars going to some unmarked warehouse right where we shooting in the street!
In the end I was able to get all the shots I wanted. Rohana Wheels were happy with the shots featuring the wheels themselves (this set of photographs) as was the owner of the car for whom I took a few other more creative shots that I will put in another blog post.