Mandy Rushing photographed by Jared Navarre

STORY BEHIND THE SHOT: JARED NAVARRE

Photographer, Jared Navarre, shares his story behind the shot from this personal project featuring a ’68 Shelby Mustang and model, Mandy Rushing.


This was a personal project centered around my step-grandfather’s ‘68 Shelby Mustang. The concept for this shoot was to have a couple traveling out of town stopping at a gas station in the middle of nowhere. I planned this shoot like I would any other commercial shoot with mood-boards, wardrobe treatments, and location scouting. My plan for lighting was to rely heavily on the available light and supplement with strobes and reflectors to shape the light.

JLNavarre_68_Shelby_Mustang_Mandy
ISO: 320 | SS: 1/125 | Aperture: f/5 | Focal Length: 64mm

On the evening of the shoot clouds started rolling in, but one thing I have learned being a commercial photographer is that you can plan as much as you can but when you are on set you have to know when and how to pivot. Luckily the rain didn’t last long and the sun was slightly diffused by the clouds creating a nice soft light. I was able to add an Einstein, powered by a Vagabond Mini, with a 35” Foldable Octabox and triggered by a Cyber Commander, to add light and create catch lights in Mandy’s eyes.

EQUIPMENT USED
Einstein Flash Unit
35” Foldable Octabox
Vagabond Mini™ Lithium
Cyber Commander™
CyberSync Transceiver


Shreveport photographer, Jared Navarre

Jared Navarre is a Shreveport, LA based commercial, food and lifestyle photographer. Navarre has a natural ability to make his clients feel comfortable in front of the camera and has a passion for using his art to tell stories.  .

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