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Classic Car shoot with Si Medlicott

Si Medlicott uses the Badger unleashed and badger Beam to create stunning images of a classic Porsche 912 at the iconic Caffeine and Machine. He talks about the techniques he uses when he's creating this style of image.


I'm Si, a photographer from Warwickshire.Over the past 10 years I've shot predominantly editorial for magazines & Weddings I have worked for and had work published in Porsche,The Telegraph, Hyundai, Vice, The Times, Porsche's "Porsche Post", Airmighty, The Good Food Guide, Volksworld, Hayburner, Beaufort Gin, Autocar and many other international publications. 

I was asked by Interfit to show the process and techniques I use on a daily basis to create this style of image. Using the Badger unleashed and the new badger beam we headed to Caffeine and Machine which is the perfect location!

The first photo was a composite style image, this is where I take a number of different images and put them together to create the finished look. I took a base exposure of the background which was very bright due to the weather. Then I used the Badger Unleashed and a strip box to fill in the shadows all round the car.

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The second image I used 3 badger unleashed heads, two with 7” reflectors and the backlight had the same strip box which I used this time to light the ground underneath the car. I was using it in HSS (high speed sync) which allowed me to shoot at a much higher shutter speed combating the bright sunlight and keeping the speckled light on the tent in the background.

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For the third setup I switched over to Badger Beam as it was for the internal shots and I wanted to easily fill in the shadows and complement the available light. One of the key advantages to the Bager beam is that it is a continuous LED light. So not only is it compatible with any and all cameras but it's what you see is what you get set up with no need for sync cables or triggers.

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classic porsche porsche 912 red porsche caffeine and machine
classic porsche porsche 912 red porsche caffeine and machine
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classic porsche porsche 912 red porsche caffeine and machine porsche engine
classic porsche porsche 912 red porsche caffeine and machine porsche engine

So there you have it! Three ways I create this style of image, hope you enjoyed it!


If you would like to see more of Si Medlicott's work please have a look at his website and socials


https://www.simedlicott.co.uk/ @simedli


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