My last photo shoot of the year was a special one, a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 with custom black ADV.1 wheels. The owner contacted me wanting some personal images made of his new Lamborghini with some stress on capturing the custom made ADV.1 wheels. For the location of the shoot, there were some potential warehouse locations to use, but in the end we went to my tried and true Ybor City location. I had previously shot there in the late afternoon and dusk, so this was my first bright daylight shoot there featuring Tampa Car Photography.
Despite the abundance of sunshine, I knew with the white car I wanted to make a shot that had a largely black background. The above image was made by using a fast shutter speed in the field, then adding some vignette in editing afterwards. The lights under the car are two speedlights I placed to show detail in the custom ADV.1 wheels.
I first found this curbside composition when doing a Porsche 911 shoot in July. To change things up this time I shot the car from the rear to show off the quad exhaust and rear diffuser.
One of my trademark shots is to feature the center of the car's wheel, the brake rotor and then a side wall detail. In this case you can see the ADV.1 logo on the wheel, part of the Lamborghini logo on the brake caliper and the LP 550-2 badging on the side of the car. That means 550hp and rear wheel drive.
More stylizing for this shot. When I made it I knew I would ultimately like to cut the background out, so I shot it with the background overexposed in the field, then just cut it completely out in Photoshop as well as darkening the foreground.
For further variety, I composed the Lamborghini to look small in the frame and let the background compliment the supercar. This was all just part 1 of photographing the client's Lamborghini. There will be another shoot coming up at night that I am really excited for!