Do you want to know how I got to photograph Team Binch's Yamaha R1 at Arclid Quarry? Yup. You're in luck - Keep reading to find out how I photographed the Yamaha R1 at Arclid Quarry.
How did I get to photograph a Yamaha R1 at Arclid Quarry?
I picked up my leaflets when going to get a pizza for my birthday. Yum! After getting pizza, I asked my Dad if we can walk through the car park on our way home. He agreed!
Then, I saw a grey Ford Focus RS head into the car park, and I thought I'd love to photograph their car. So I introduced myself and complimented the Focus RS owner's car.
David said, "my company Silica Sand, sponsors a motorcycle team (Binch Motorcycle Racing), and my Boss would love some pictures of my motorcycle and driver at Arclid Quarry".
He said, "thank you for giving my email and, I'll keep in touch with you this weekend". I didn't expect a photoshoot to fall through, but he emailed me the time and date for the photoshoot at Archil Quarry.
Why did I photograph a Yamaha R1 at Arclid Quarry?
David seemed super friendly and engaged when talking to him about his Focus RS. I also wanted to branch out by doing bike photography and videography. Win-Win!
What happened when I photographed at Arclid Quarry?
I packed my steel-cap boots since I was photographing at a quarry with my Nikon D850 and my new Sony A7 for the photoshoot. Once the two Yamaha R1 superbikes' were ready for a photoshoot, my expectations exceeded the lake landscapes. Thumbs up!
I also did my portrait photoshoot with Zac from Zinch Motorbike Racing. When photographing Zak against the Yamaha R1's, I focused on his racing cap during the shots.
After photographing Zak with the Yamaha R1's, we photographed him against the Bathgate sign and did some product placement with the compost bags. Exciting!
Then, David took us to the Quarry parts of the facilities. The dunes looked out of this world. But first David told me we had to dome some shots with the Yamaha R1 with Zak in front of the superbike and Volvo lorry because David's boss owns a transport business.
Then, I took some shots of Zak with the Yamaha R1 in front of the sand mounds giving the pictures a spectacular feel. Funnily enough, I got some sand in my face and camera during that section of the shoot.
Finally, David wanted some shots and videos of the Yahama R1 inside the Bathgate factory. To add variety to the photoshoot and for me to make a video on how they package compost.
At the end of the photoshoot, we got one staff member to roll the Yamaha R1 gently to go in and out of the factory for the factory tour. It added spice and narrative to the video.
If you don't ask - you don't get it. You never know the opportunity you can obtain by a simple conversation. Thank you for David giving me the chance to photograph the Yamaha R1 and Zak at Arclid Quarry.
I got the opportunity to photograph the Yamaha R1 at various places, from a picturesque landscape, stunning sandscapes to the packaging factory.
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