Commercial Motorcycle Photography Techniques

The American desert is one of the most iconic landscapes there is, and nothing complements that landscape better than lighting-fast motorcycles. In this video, commercial photographer Gregor Halenda guides us through a shoot for Rev’It! Motorsports, a motorcycle clothing company, in the beautiful deserts of Utah:

Using stunning scenery such as the Bonneville Salt Flats, Goblin Valley, and Hurrah Pass as a backdrop, Halenda and his team capture dramatic images for Rev’It!’s catalog and advertisements. Rather than aiming for simple, attractive photographs that show the clothing, Halenda says, their goal is “a little bit more high-fashion”– to create a surreal scene in every shot. Of course, the location of the shoot lends itself well to this concept, as does the otherworldly desert light which simply can’t be recreated in a studio.

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This shot uses the desert scenery to terrific effect.

“You can do a lot, but you just can’t recreate Mother Nature.” – Gregor Halenda

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