Two SB-24's, Some Ebay Remotes and a Thinking Photographer:

I happened to be checking out the Strobist Flickr stream right when reader Moosehd2 (AKA Ken Brown) dropped this photo of a Mercedes 300SL.

The simple-but-effective lighting design is both inspired and inspiring. See if you can figure out how he lit the shot, then click through to his photo to find out.

Says the photographer, who shoots for a collector and a museum, "Funnily enough, I don't really like cars."

Yeah, well. The photo is still awesome.


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Blogger J.George said...

perhaps he doesn't really like cars, but he certainly has an eye for the beauty of (auto)mobile sculpture. that's an exceptional collection of photos and cars in his flickr site

April 17, 2007 8:02 AM  
Blogger Kenneth said...

thanks I used to like cars, but then I worked at that auto museum for 6 years (operations for 5.5, photog for a few months) and well, at the end of the day it's "If I see one more car..."

April 17, 2007 4:06 PM  
Blogger Daniel Berman said...


I know you are a fan of pocketwizards but they are pretty much out of my price range. I frequently hear about the eBay remotes but there are so many out you have any suggestions on what kind are working for people? Thanks!


April 18, 2007 12:51 AM  
Blogger J.George said...


glad for your sake then that you didn't work instead photographing women for Playboy. ;^)


April 18, 2007 7:35 AM  
Blogger Kenneth said...


April 18, 2007 11:10 AM  
Blogger jfreak said...

Daniel -

I just ordered a couple of the ebay romotes and am NOT satisfied. I order 2 pairs: the first pair fired by itself, but if I was standing between the receiver and transmitter, no action. The second pair is better, does not fire by itself. But it fails to fire at least 30% of the time, if not 50%. These are going back.

April 29, 2007 2:45 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

I see the shopt of the Mercedes made PopPhoto's "images of the year list! Congrats, Ken.

December 18, 2007 7:02 PM  
Blogger murman said...

If you buy the EBAY remotes you will have to mod them. Lots of stuff on Flickr.

May 21, 2009 12:51 AM  
Blogger Duffy said...

Check out the inexpensive radio slaves on've got 4 of them and they work great...

May 24, 2009 1:38 PM  
Blogger HydroHeadz said...

I just received my YongNuo triggers and while I haven't shot 2000 frames with them the 60 or so flashes I have put through them (and the yongnuo flashes) I am happy. We will see what happens in a few months to a year.

December 12, 2011 7:41 PM  

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