One of my favorite types of portrait sessions are biker photo shoot. There is just something cool about a biker and his or her bike. Not long ago I had the opportunity to photograph a great fiend from Virginia. The unique thing about this photo shoot was my friend was planning to ride his bike to meet me and I would shoot a few photos of him on his bike. The problem was, at the last minute his bike would not start. So, no bike to photograph. That was not going to stop me, I am professional and was going to photograph something cool.
My "Plan B" was to just skip the bike and I told him to just meet me and I would shoot some photos of him with some of his motorcycle attire. I figured if he had some cool props I would be set. Once my friend arrived we caught up on the old days and told the normal war stories that we have repeated hundreds of times. Afterwards, I needed to get to work. I needed to find a location to take the photos. I was not from that area but I knew I could find some place to fit my needs. It just so happened that an underground parking garage was practically empty so I decided to shoot the photos there. The parking garage turned out to be a great place. The lighting was horrible but that was good for me. I wanted to use the crappy lighting and dingy surroundings to capture the feel of an old underground and forbidden place. For me, the underground parking lot location was perfect.
Anyway, here are a few photos from the biker photo shoot I did Virginia. I would like to thank my friend, Michael for being a great biker model, allows being a loyal friend and allowing me to be his own personal photographer. It was fun and we have to do it again.
Roger's Tip: Always be flexible when conducting any photo shoot. Always have a "Plan B or C". You never want to walk away from a session with nothing. Shoot something cool and memorable.
Until next time.