It’s Monday and that means it’s time to look at another featured member’s work—this week, we’re showing you Ivan Boden‘s “2010 Bumblebee Special Edition Transformers LT2 Camaro.”
1.) Can you tell us a little bit about your photo?
This car is owned by Tamara Swedberg, a good friend of mine near my former home in Plainfield, New Jersey (I recently moved to California). This was a personal project, inspired by Scott Kelby and instructor Tim Wallace. I approached Tamara with the idea to do a photoshoot of her car, and she loved the idea. The car was photographed at my home studio in NJ, an oversized 2-car garage. I spent the day photographing, exploring every possible angle and lighting option. I wanted to highlight the beautiful, sculpted lines of this car.
2.) What gear/software did you use to create this image?
Canon 5D III / Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II @ 24mm / ISO 100 / f/16 / 1/125 sec
1 Paul Buff E640 (Einstein) with an extra large, 12” x 80” Photodiox Strip Box. I also used a smaller, Paul Buff 10” x 36” Strip Box for some of the other detailed shots.
For the interior shots, I had Tamara hand-hold an Einstein, while sitting in the back seat, bouncing it off the interior ceiling on very low power. The second light was placed outside the passenger window, with a strip box, to light the interior.
3.) What do you like to photograph?
I love it all, but I spent eight years as photographer for Bergen County Academy’s Theater and Performing Arts School.
It’s an outstanding blue ribbon school for gifted kids, rated one of the top schools in the country and my daughter attended the theater academy. I was asked to step in as a volunteer photographer when their previous photographer became unavailable. I continued for eight years, photographing all performances. This led to other opportunities, photographing actor’s head shots, summer stage theater, off-broadway, college – university. I had become very close with Bergen Academy’s theater arts directors, teachers and administrators. We were like family. I loved every second behind the camera, photographing for Bergen Academy.
Please read some of the amazing letters I received from students and faculty:
4.) How long have you been a KelbyOne member and what made you decide to become a member?
A long time, I don’t know for sure, I think it’s been ten years.