Hot Cars & Porn Stars - Jayden James Featured

© Andrew Link © Andrew Link

As Photo Director of RIDES Magazine, when you're working full time as an Automotive Photographer, every day is a good day. Sometimes, though, you get these special kind of calls... and those calls turn a good day into a GREAT day. This is the perfect example.

In this shoot for RIDES Magazine we set out to feature a few hoodies and jackets for our upcoming spring issue. Sitting around a table we brainstormed various ideas on how to shoot them. Turns out a staff member is friends with the gorgeous... "adult film star" Jayden Jaymes and so, the concept was born. She just so happened to be flying in town for an event, so we set a date and made it happen.

Now I know what you want to hear. Jayden James showed up and the studio broke out into an orgy... but c'mon man, we're better than that. Jayden was an absolute pro and a joy to direct. She knows what works for her and it helped us get our images quickly and easily. She's also super down to earth and was awesome to hang around with in the studio. Check out some of the behind the scenes shots below.

The light setup I chose was something I hadn't tried before, two strip boxes on either side behind her for a rim light, a boomed hair light over her head, a boomed background light with a tight grid facing the background sweep, two 54" umbrellas behind the camera over my head which were touching each other and facing straight at her which sort of combined the two 54" umbrellas into one bigger light source, and finally suspended between them was a ringflash.

Andrew Link's lighting setup for Jayden James's shoot

Hope you enjoy the images! And pick up this months RIDES Magazine to see them in print!

*The above lighting diagram was created with Kevin Kurtz's Lighting Setup Tool which can be found here 

 

Andrew Link

A commercial photographer and editor for RIDES magazine

Website: andrewlinkphotography.com

7 comments

  • John
    John Tuesday, 19 February 2013 12:10 Comment Link

    Lucky man.

  • Thomas van Rooij
    Thomas van Rooij Tuesday, 19 February 2013 12:12 Comment Link

    Nice job Andrew! Love the colored backgrounds and great to see your lighting setup!

  • Quan
    Quan Wednesday, 20 February 2013 01:01 Comment Link

    Did you gel your backgrounds for the color?

  • Andrew Link
    Andrew Link Wednesday, 20 February 2013 06:10 Comment Link

    @Quan: No, the background sweep was medium grey. Colors were all changed in post.

  • glenn
    glenn Thursday, 28 February 2013 00:29 Comment Link

    hi may i ask why there are 2 umbrella's and a ring light as main light?
    the umbrella's give ha harsher light then lets say 1big octobox?
    could you give me some feedback why you used these lights

    the back lights i understand 100%
    but the main lights i don't

    thank you

  • Andrew Link
    Andrew Link Friday, 01 March 2013 09:51 Comment Link

    @Glenn.

    the 2 umbrellas are touching eachother and pointed straight at the background.... not off to the side and angled in like a usual portrait setup. This effectively makes them one huge soft source since theyre the same distance and power. The ring light is then suspended between and in front of them to give me some shadows and a harsher quality of light.

  • Joey Nguyen
    Joey Nguyen Monday, 04 March 2013 11:46 Comment Link

    Sweet write up. Thanks sirr

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