Renting a Jeep to take photos with on the Big Island of Hawaii is a lot of fun. I rented one for two days just for to see if those 4 wheel access spots were worth it. They were not.
I’m pretty sure those tourist guides and the rental car companies profit from each other. Needing a 4 wheel drive on the big Island is the biggest joke I ever feel for. Granted, there are some gnarly 4 wheel drive trails that are a lot of fun if you’re into it, which I am, so I had fun. And taking pictures of my Jeep was also a lot of fun. But just for the ma and pa on vacation, it’s probably completely unnecessary.
The Rental Jeep
I love car commercial photography and always wanted to try it / get into it. So while driving around the Big Island of Hawaii last Fall, I also spent a lot of my time looking for the right location and conditions to take pictures of my Jeep. I managed to get a few decent photos, here is one that I touched up last night for the fun of it.
The Photoshop process is pretty easy for something like this. What I did was some Shadow/Highlights adjustments, lens flares, burn and dodge with some path motion blur. Once that was done I imported into Lightroom for final color adjustments, since adjusting color in Lightroom is 1,000,000 times easier and quicker. For me at least. That’s pretty much it.
Location: Big Island Hawaii
Camera: Sony A7r
Lens: Zeiss 35mm f2.8 Plannar T*
ISO 100, f9.5, 1/45