Jomari Yllana is an accomplished Filipino actor, race car driver and businessman. He has recently signed on to become the celebrity spokesperson of popular Philippine auto repair chain Rapide and I was tasked to take some portraits for their campaign. As a car enthusiast myself, I knew this would be a cool job. Especially because Jomari was a champion driver for Toyota, which is my tuning car manufacturer of choice. Jom was cool and easy to work with. Our location was the BMW showroom in Alabang, which provided a nice backdrop for our shoot. Between shots, we chatted about old school Toyota cars. All in all, it was a good shoot and it was a pleasure working with Jomari and the team.
Photographer’s Corner: The showroom had huge windows, which provided awesome light for the first few set-ups. I used a Canon 10D and a Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. The portraits inside the car were lit with a single Nikon SB-24 with a silver bounce umbrella, triggered by a Cactus V2 radio trigger. A circular reflector was also used to add a bit of fill.
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