For those of you who don’t know me, I’m an avid road cyclist and involved with local group rides for fixed gear enthusiasts and roadies. I recent acquired a Trek Madone 4 Series road race bike and have been having tons of fun both riding and shooting it.
With the matte black and blue frame I thought I would aim for a bold catalog look using the Savage Universal “Deep Yellow” seamless paper. I thought the color was the perfect compliment to the bike and to achieve that active race-ready look in studio. See for yourself:
Next up, I thought I would use the same style lighting and pose but going for a more hero style poster/cover shot rather than catalog look. Using the Chroma Tech Green seamless paper I keyed out the background and inserted a grungy concrete layer. I think the bike looks right at home… check it out:
For the macro component feature shots, I did some lens blur and gaussian blur adjustments to the concrete background layer to simulate a shallow depth of field so it was visually distracting.