On a sunny evening in Clearwater, Florida, I got to combine two of my favorite types of photography, car photography and event photography while photographing the premiere event for the Audi A3 at Crown Audi of Clearwater. I got on site at 6pm, with still plenty of light inside the greenhouse like showroom of Crown Audi to try both HDR and natural light event shots like the one above.
There was also a loft walkway surrounding one side of the Crown Audi showroom that allowed me to get this bird's eye view of the Audi A3 premiere event. Providing maximum variety of shots is one of my goals when photographing an event. It is rare to be able to get a high view of an event, but it adds a very different perspective.
As sunset time approached, I took the opportunity to try and frame some creative sun backlit shots using the covered driveway and an Audi A3 Cabriolet.
By regularly checking inside and outside the Crown Audi showroom building looking for shots, I maximized getting the best light for both indoor and outdoor areas. Of course once the sun went down, I focused on the indoor shots more.
I realized quickly that the Crown Audi staff really like each other and really like to have a good time at their events!
Once it got dark, the lights were lowered inside the showroom as well, with lots of red ambient lighting. I took the opportunity to turn my flash off and feature the glowing red background light for this client shot.
The last shot of the evening after all clients and potential buyers had left, was this group shot of the Crown Audi staff. I had a very good time photographing this event and look forward to the next Audi model premiere!