Recently over at Leader Bikes we collaborated clothing label Undefeated to customize a few bikes for Mike before Ride+Style. He brought both by the office next week for a quick shoot and the orange Leader 735 was a no brainer on how to light, but the 3M reflective stickers proved to be a problem on the Hurricane.
The stickers were black which blended into the matte black paint job, but under the right direction of lighting the 3M material kicked off a great reflection.
To light the bike but not have the stickers blend into the matte black on the frame I had to have a light source coming from the same direction I was shooting, a situation that normally calls for a ring light. I didn’t have access to one on this particular day, so I threw up an 86″ PLM behind me hoping it would wrap around and light up the stickers just right.