The Story Behind the Shot: Yellow BMW at Night

Posted on February 4, 2015

This was a shot taken a long time ago when I was still figuring out the whole night photography thing. This image was actually created by three people. While two of us wielded different lights to control the color and exposure the other one tripped the cameras shutter. The main exposure was set to the street light next to our subject since that was our only constant. I wanted the street light to keep that warm yellow color to balance against the yellow car. By using a 3 million candle power spotlight to illuminate the car and an off camera flash to light the wall behind it and to accent the chrome on the little BMW.


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