On this day back in 2009 I was photographing Audi cars. Or at least, I was photographing the tailored service protection covers made for them by local firm Autoproducts Ltd.
Autoproducts design and manufacture the special covers which are used at service centres and dealerships to prevent damage and soiling of the cars whilst being worked on by mechanics.
The photographs, which are used in Autoproducts’ brochures and website, have to show the exterior and interior covers in use.
The covers are always made in the corporate colours of the particular marque and because they are often black PVC or nylon it can lead to quite challenging lighting problems. Luckily on this occasion we were able to take the photographs outdoor and take advantage of the natural light.
Another challenge on these shoots comes in post-production. Because the covers are often prototypes, the logos and brand names have to be added later. Thank goodness for Photoshop!