Hi, thank you for the little constructive comment.
This kind of offended me and i would like to politely answer you.
First off, the lighting set i have, is to shoot much smaller objects:
- 3/4 Speedlites
- 3x 50x70cm Softboxes
- Vinil white backdrops, and a ton of roll paper.
Second: Note that i don’t sell myself as a product photographer. I do this only on demand.
From this point, i would like to share you this website:
This is the webiste i’m creating for this brand. Note that everything you see in there is made by me. From webdesing, programming (with no templates) to videos or photoshoots.
When asked to do the photo shoots of the bike i did warn that i had no enough raw light power to such a big model. But they kept wanting me to do it, so i had to do something we often have to do:
improvise and work with what you have.
Of course it would be amazing to have a shit ton of light power and giant lightboxes and thatre sized bakcdrops! Why you needed to point that?
But what i would have to do? Say no to the job and leave them without a solution? or trying to adapt and come with a solution?
I did the second thing.
Also I already knew that there would be a ton of work in photoshop due to the fact that the chrome was not very clear, so i would have to “fake” most of the chrome part of the bike, It wasn’t much more of a work to cutout the entire bike.
Bonus track: When i am asked to do something that i’m not really really good at it. i warn that it may get a slower result, but that in the nice side i will charge a little less.
The priced i charged for this, is very cheap compared with what would cost with the proper equipment.
In few words:
I felt a little hurt to read a comment pointing the obvious that racing with a Ferrari is much more efficient than doing it with a Fiat 500. But when you only have a Fiat 500, and asked to win the race, you have to do your best, and i don’t think the results are bad.
From this point, if i’m often asked to do this kind of photos, i will surelly start buying more capable gear.