Posts Tagged 'Chestobot'

September 4, 2008

Cheston (my old wedding client) was nice enough to offer his amazing 350Z for one of my small wedding photography workshops for remote lighting. Check out these amazing night photos of his sweet ride!

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What a night!

Last night I photographed my friend’s – Cheston aka Chestobot – Nissan 350Z. His vehicle was published in a number of magazines and raced professionally amongst other top import vehicles.

Check out his engagement and wedding pictures ;D Cheston and his wife are so cute! Hi Angie!

This is Cheston on his wedding day doing his famous stoic grandpa pose (we have one framed on our wall):

grandpa pose

Gavin – and good friend – assisted us with the shoot (his blog post). A number of other photographers and cronies also rolled up to gawk at the blue monster.

nissan 350z import race car

To achieve the above picture, we used two Alienbee strobes and four Canon 580EX II strobes all on remotes! This was the largest lighting setup we have ever done. We would never have this much time on a wedding day.

Look at all of those stickers!

nissan 350z import race car

nissan 350z import race car

My favorite! Jason (Lil J) and I came up with this idea. We called this the “garage shot” because it looked like a vehicle was pulling out of a garage. To achieve this, we used two powerful strobes to light the front hood, which puts the background a few steps darker, thus blackening everything else.

nissan 350z import race car

nissan 350z import race car

nissan 350z import race car

UZLA *8 clap! woot!

nissan 350z import race car

My Fair Lady / Grim Reaper in the background…

nissan 350z import race car

nissan 350z import race car

nissan 350z import race car

Oh no! The LAPD! Nah they were pretty chill. They hung out with us for a while! He said that if we ever do photography in LA and run into any trouble with authority, just give him a call. *giddy*

nissan 350z import race car

Thanks Cheston and all those who came out!

Peace,

Doug – Contact Me!
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