The Making Of Series. Lamborghini Huracan Performante
The Idea: Halloween Supercar
I always wanted to do a Halloween picture of an orange car. The colour was already a tough requirement, so I had no specific brand or model in mind, as long as it's orange. Initially, I thought about a typical Halloween props like pumpkins (a lot of pumpkins), spider webs and stuff, but decided to go against it and tweak my idea a bit. Now it was "a moody shot with clouds, full moon and stuff, still orange". It supposed to be all about the car with a little Halloween twist, rather than pumpkin-orange-madness.
All light layers put together, my starting point.
I'm not a big fan of composite images, where the whole environment is replaced. I try to avoid them and always shoot at right and final location. At the same time, pictures like this one are a goldmine of knowledge and skills. You always learn something new, discover better and more effient ways to do the boring stuff, and as a reward, you get a cool picture.
One thing I did differently this time - I recorded my whole postprocessing work in Lightroom and Photoshop. As a result, you can watch the video explaining all stages of my process and thinking behind it.
Postprocessing Workflow Video
This is the video from postprocessing of the Halloween Huracan. Three and half hours of work, squeezed into a 10 minutes. Putting together the layers, fitting the car into the new backplate, postprocessing and a lot of adjustments, and even drawing from scratch a new windshield and with reflections. It's all there. Enjoy!
Please, note that this is not a tutorial. If you happened to like cars and was wondering how much effort goes into a picture like that, you can learn a little bit more here. If you are into photography, I'm sure you will find something useful too.
The Final Image - Halloween Huracan
This is the final image. The result after 3.5hrs of work.