Fred the owner of Niagara Pallet and Recyclers approached Ken Dunlop Photography to see if we could do a promotional photo of their Hino Brand truck for an upcoming Calendar being put out from Hino. We are always up for a challenge so we got to work on a few ideas for the shoot. We wanted to do something different, not just a shot of the truck in front of the business, but something a little for creative.
Niagara Pallet and Recyclers Photoshoot
Our first plan was dramatic lighting in the night, with the truck in the yard, and the Owner in a strength pose, with an awesome sky in the background. First we tried a starry night, but things just did not seem to work as well as our vision was, so we did a photoshop addition of the Milkyway.
Quickly we figured out this was not going to look that good for a truck, so we scrapped both of these versions of images and went back to the drawing board. Utilising the TPE application for our iPhones, we were able to calculate that there would be a stunning sunrise in the perfect place for the truck in the yard, so we went back to another practice shoot to see if this would be a better idea.
Sunrise Photo Shoot
Sure enough, this idea was the winner, we did a shoot using Becca one of our
other photographers as the model filling in for Fred in order to see what our results would be. We used a few different angles to see what would look best, and after about an hour and a half of shooting, we found the best angle and the best time during sunrise and Fred was able to select the setup he liked the best.
Once we were able to work out the technical side of the shoot, all we needed to do was arranged for a morning shoot, when Fred was available. I know sounds pretty easy, but that is not the case. Our first shoot was a bomb with a huge rain storm that sat over the yard for most of the day. Not to be outdone we bagged everything up and tried the shoot. Fred was a trooper, he was standing out in the rain as we started shooting the three or four poses we wanted, and during that time he was drenched and sure enough the shots looked flat and really not what we wanted.
We rescheduled for the following weekend. This looked promising, the sky was
clear and lots of stars. We arrived in the Niagara Pallet and Recyclers yard for around 5:30 am, and started to position the truck and get all the speed lights in position and the sky started to cloud over with big dark rain clouds. Fred arrived for around 6:30, and we did the pre-shoot briefing and got him in position and started shooting. The rains held off but in the end, we never got the sunrise we wanted for the actual shoot.
Ken Dunlop Photography was up to the challenge and definitely enjoyed working Fred and Niagara Pallet and Recyclers. If you need promotional images of your business or need your Corporate images taken, let us know, and we can sit down and discuss some ideas with you.Tags: Hino, Hino Calendar, Ken Dunlop Photography, Niagara Pallet and Recyclers, Niagara Region, Promotional Images, Sky, Storm, Sunrise, Truck, Trucks