This was one of my favourite shoots for SlamMedia. To really show off the car's size and custom features we took it to an underpass in Peterborough. We parked the Yaris dead centre and used the ceiling lights as a point of perspective, as it was Autumn there were a tonne of leaves everywhere so we bunched them up around the car to add some colour.
The photograph above was not just one shot, but a collection of about 9 or 10 using my 85mm f1.8, the end result is a much wider shot whilst retaining the shallow depth of field around the car. There's a great balance of out of focus elements in the foreground and background and the car itself has stayed nice and sharp. The shot to the right was taken with the 50mm f1.4 and gives an idea of how low the car is even with the main focus on the leaves.
For the most part there were about 3 strobes used without any diffusion. One to the right, one to the left and one in front to evenly distribute the light across the body of the car without lighting up too much of the tunnel itself. Other close ups were done using natural light whilst wide open to get that shallow depth of field which really helps to focus on a particular area. This model of Yaris is so curvy and bubbly it made it very easy to get great shots bouncing the lights off at different angles and helping to show off those curves. The light catching the white paint also gave a great contrast to the darkness of the underpass and by getting nice and low we could really get some attitude from the car.