No location is too remote for Patrick Bennett, a people and location photographer. He travels the world for both still and motion, working on assignment for companies such as Canon, BNSF Railways, SpaceX and United Airlines. Transportation is one of his specialties.
Patrick graduated from Southern Illinois University's school of Cinema and Photography, with lighting skills for his "presumed" studio career. However, assisting a location shooter early on, he decided he would not be caged in and took his studio to the open road.
On location he often uses sunlight, adding artificial light such as speed lights, strobes, HMIs, or LEDs as needed. He employs certain apps to determine sun position in reference to shot position, including where the sun and moon rise or set. He approaches each shot by previsualizing, adding lights and shaping devices as needed, experimenting with new techniques so he can use them when the need arises.
For this shot: it was the last shot of the day for the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The pouring rain turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The only lights Patrick added to the shot were a small battery-powered LED on the steering wheel of the "perp" car and a bare speed light on camera right to lighten the front of the car. The trooper's car headlights lit the rainy road and enough of the passing truck to help with the blurring.