Ollie by Sphero
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Ollie by Sphero
Client: Sphero  /  Creative Director: Hunter Clawson



Sphero, the company that makes Ollie, may sound familiar if you’re a Star Wars fan, for they are the same brains behind the remarkable (and adorable) BB-8 droid. Yep, that droid. You can say Ollie is BB-8’s vivacious speedy older brother. Seeing this little thing bolt to 14mph is surreal, and then it can pop into hundreds of trick combos… A seriously cool robot that only makes me more proud to be behind the camera for this revolutionary company.

On the technical side, as you can see from the BTS section below, nearly all of the shots were taken in a small studio lightbox… nothing too high tech. It was important to shoot at a high f/stop to ensure that Ollie was in sharp focus from front to rear. The majority of the images were composited, however each scenario has unique elements such as snow (white ground reflections), jungle (mud), puddle (water) and a city (light trails). All of these elements are reflected into each Ollie, tying them into their scene better. Fortunately the creative direction requested LOTS of action and full permission to go over the top. So, I was able to get a little crazy and dirty, with a huge emphasis on post-processing. Throw the typical studio photography book out the window,
O Captain! My Captain!

Photography & Retouching: Clint Davis


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