First paid outing with the 6D. Brought the x100s along to test the waters. Unfortunately, trying to have a yongnuo 622 radio trigger on both bodies on the same frequency going to the same flash did not work so the Fuji got no prime time usage.
You got paid to shoot the 991 Turbo? How did you get that gig? Life's not fair!!
LOL. I was referred for a previous red carpet event at that dealership for the unveiling of the new Panamera a couple months back. They liked my work enough that they asked me back for this one. Primary goal of the shoot was more for the red carpet and festivities. Just didn't want to post any of the people shots since they hadn't posted any themselves yet. The 911 Turbo S is a thing of beauty. But I only took a handful of car shots.
You aren't the first person to tell me that "life's not fair." LOL. Life works in odd ways cause the random gigs come easier now that I don't need the money (and am not seeking them out). Back in my early 20's (pre-career), I couldn't land a decent gig to save my life when I was searching all the time.
Anyhow, the 6D performed well enough. I did miss the extra focus points when I was on the red carpet since I was basically stationary as the attendees passed by the backdrop. Composing was a pain compared to my last shoot there which was when I still had the 5D3. There were varying numbers in arriving groups and no one seemed to want to stand in the same place relative to the backdrop. I found that I had to crop a lot in post as a result. Regardless, I got the job done and everyone was happy.
Glad to hear it was a success for you. And in case you are thinking I am in my 20's...well thanks, I think. I'm not! I hope they paid you a ton of money, because they are absolutely raking it in!! You should have the terms of your photography as follows: For just the basic shots, that's your flat rate. But if they actually want the shots, that's a pricey option. If they actually want to be allowed to view those shots whenever they want...well that's the "S" option, and it costs triple...hahaha.
Yea I was just reading in "Car" about the new Turbo S...they kind of slammed it while also complimenting it. Compared it to what else, the Nissan GTR, hahaha. Basically the Turbo S is over-refined, moreso than the previous 997 Turbo S. No surprise there...the one to get is still the GT3. Perhaps "the last gunfighter"...before they all become solar powered bicycles!
One thing Porsche learned from the last Turbo rollout though, was to do the opposite
, and introduce the S model first, then the standard Turbo model later. That better suits the type of buyer who buys them (as in somebody who only wants the bragging rights and rarely dips into the power...a lawyer, a doctor...an overpaid sports player or actor...etc.) From what the article said, the 997 Turbo early adopters resented that the S model came out 6 months later...apparently there was not firm word that it would appear in the US market, or something (I think that was 2009 or 2010).
Another thing I read in that mag, was how you can say goodbye to the flat six in the Boxster and Cayman. They're going to smaller turbo 4 cylinders to cut CO2 emissions. Don't you love environmentalism?