British Motorbike Photography

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British Motorbike Photography

I have an eclectic taste in most things, the Triumph 900 Daytona seen here has always been a favourite. I like triples, always liked the Trident. One of my first bigger bikes was a K75-s and yes at the right price I would again. Sorry.

Anyway, Total Triumph of Taunton (Somerset) were most helpful in supplying these two classic Triumph motorbikes for me to photograph for the 2018 Classic British motorbike calendar.

Photographing British Motorbikes on Location

Both shots were lit with Bowens Geminis Pro lights running from a Travelpack with a couple of Nikon SB910s running in support. With this commission I only need a single view of each bike and certainly wanted to capture the front view of the Daytona’s fairing which again I’ll make no apologies for liking. The slight rear view of the Daytona is just an unlit test shot, me checking if I’m at least in the ball-park if you like.

Although the shots were lit they were about the interplay of natural light and added light and as the session progressed the sun didn’t fail to flirt with its ability to be transient; but we captured it.

Shot long with the D800e the strobes were fired by the Pulsar triggers with the SB910s running in Nikon SB-910 SU-4 mode, which (sort of) worked. To be honest I should have hooked up some more radio triggers to them but as you can see it was a long walk to the camera and even further to the Peli Case.

At the time of writing the Daytona is for sale, details here.

Gallery of British Motorbikes Location Photography Session

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Andrew Butler is a professional photographer and designer based in the South West of England. He has had a long career photographing for clients as diverse as Arts Council England and Motor Cycle News.