Planning is often key to a successful shoot. But it’s not always easy. When you’re an automotive photographer, for example, then you, the car and the location may be in three different parts of the country. So, it can take some ingenuity and creative thinking to figure it out. When car photographer, Sam Dobbins, decided to shoot his newly rebuilt “Rocket Bunny Volkswagen GTI”, he found the perfect solution.
Dobbins wanted to photograph it the same way he would shoot any other car for a magazine. He wanted to photograph the car at Lime Rock Park, Connecticut. The problem was, he lived a thousand miles away in Florida, and the car was being rebuilt in New York. With no way to scout the location in advance with the car, Dobbins turned to racing game Forza 6 to previsualise the shoot.