Every now and then we are commissioned to create an image that is as much about illustration as it is photography. I’ve decided to include a screen shot showing the layers of the initial working phase creating this “intimidating” image of a BMW 5 Series. For the BMW aficionado’s out there, this is the old shape 5 series as the new shape headlights are more wimpy!!

In terms of production, this image spent approximately 4 times longer in Post Production/Retouching than it did being photographed. A key element to remember when doing this kind of work is to get good reference shots of the object you’re photographing, this makes it much easier to put the elements together in post.