Jen and I have a beautifully restored 1966 BMW R60 /2 motorcycle. I wanted to bring it in to the photo studio at which I am a new member. The SOPHA has a lot to offer the novice and experienced photographer. The membership program includes a certain amount of included studio time. I used some of my time to shoot the /2 (in BMW circles, the model is referred to as “slash two”). Jud and Brian came along to assist me getting the bike unloaded and into the studio building. Let’s just say there were minor adjustments that needed to be made with the pickup truck, ramps, and loading dock.
Once inside, we had to consider how to position the subject and the lighting. Black, shiny, and curved objects do not make life easy for the novice photographer. Here are a couple of shots from the evening.
It certainly was a learning experience. I don’t think I got any really great shots from the evening. These shots shown here are not perfect by any means. I have several more that I have yet to evaluate. We did enjoy the shoot. I learned a lot…and that I have a lot more to learn about photography. There is so much to it: lighting, composition, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc., etc., etc. But I am enjoying it very much. Press on!
A quick thanks to MAX BMW Motorcycles for the great restoration.