Truck Stop Romance, Part 1

Ben Shirk M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr.

Ben Shirk brings us along on a shoot at the "World's Largest Truck Stop" for a romantic grunge engagement session. Combining unique backdrops (a rusted pickup and washed out Coca-Cola sign), strobe flash and fun couple, Todd and Jada, Ben unleashes his creativity for cutting-edge images. During the shoot itself, he discusses "hatchet lighting" and then brings us into the studio for an in-depth, post-production Lightroom session and shares his thoughts about how to present the "vintage" images in the sales appointment.

Ben Shirk Bio

Ben Shirk is an internationally award winning professional photographer.  Growing up in a log cabin near a small farming community of Wilton Iowa he spent his days exploring the woods, swimming in rivers and developing his imagination.   Today his stunning images are known worldwide for the creativity and depth of storytelling. Ben currently holds many International, National  Photography Titles with a record eight top finishes at the World Photographic Cup Competition  including three first place metals. He operates a thriving studio out of that same small farming community that he was raised in.  His work attracts clients from across the world, creating dynamic images of athletes, children and families. 

You can find Ben and his work at www.shirkphotography.com, Instagram @shirkphtography and