The Rental Jeep On The Big Island

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. 

Rental Jeep On The Big Island

Location: Big Island Hawaii
Camera: Sony A7r
Lens: Zeiss 35mm f2.8 Plannar T*
ISO 100, f9.5, 1/45


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