I never knew the true meaning of Labor Day weekend until I actually worked a full time 9-5 job. Sure we got Labor Day off back in school, but really, when you finally work that 9-5, you finally become extremely grateful for any time off. You even start to treasure the little time off you get for your doctor appointments, personal business, etc. So when 3 day weekends hit, you make sure every second spent is worthwhile with none to lose. Besides, 3 day weekends are perfect for an impromptu photoshoot of the Fitted Life S14.
Gio, my cousin, Fitted Life hooligan, and a guy who believes cars should look good no matter how slow or fast they are, asked me to shoot my S14 so he can draw up some “inspiration.” I said sure why not and besides it has been months since I’ve actually done any serious photography work.
For the shoot, I picked an old location that I shot my S14 at about 3-4 years ago. The place looks like one of those canyon run drives and the lack of traffic makes it an ideal place to shoot your car without any hassle. The only problem is that certain parts of the road have these NO TRESPASSING/NO LOITERING signs which were kind of intimidating. Regardless, I took my photos with the fear that some dude with a shotgun would pop out of nowhere shouting “Git! We don’t like yer kind ‘ere!” lol.
The other problem I had was just lighting in general. I do not have that much experience shooting sunrise photos and the variation in lighting messes with the camera. Most people recommend shooting in manual, which I should have done, but I was too paranoid about the man down by the river with the shotgun in one hand. Anyways, what I did instead was shoot aperture priority and adjusted aperture to my taste. Again, this isn’t the best setting at all, so the photos didn’t come out ideally. Yet, with a little post editing (or a lot), I got the photos to pop.
Overall, it was a fun Labor Day shoot and I think I can go for another round of sunrise/sunset shoots with the S14. Practice makes perfect!