What I learned about photographing a black car at night yesterday:
-the slightest bit of wind will knock over your light stand holding an umbrella and flash head. Sandbag the lightstand next time.
-everything is harder when it is cold, dark and wet outside.
-a backlight behind the car is essential. I couldn't find my fourth flash for this purpose and thought I had left it at home, but it was right in the bottom of my backpack.
-putting a helmet on the ground in front of a flash unit will give a nasty shadow.
-cracks in pavement look bigger on a photo.
-it is really hard to capture fog on an image, but it readily fogs up all your lenses.
-put the chin spoiler back on next time.
So much for my attempt at an eerie, foggy Darth Vader photo of my car....
2006 Exige, starlight black.
2003 FFR Cobra, red with white stripes, 190RWHP
2005 FFR Cobra, blue, 290 RWHP
2000 Corvette FRC, Doug Rippie 480 HP, black
1997 Mazda Miata with nitrous, SM suspension
2002 Van's RV6, Sun N Fun Grand Champion, etc