Photography Tutorials - How to Photograph Cars

 

Photography Tutorials - How to Photograph Cars

Photography Tutorials - How to Photograph Cars


Lokosnimka - If you want to learn how to photograph cars in order to get the shots published in car magazines, or just to have a stunning photo of your super awesome car, this tutorial will surely help you.

To get the best lighting, photograph right before sun rise before 8 o’clock on a clear day. After that time the light begins to get too harsh, which might be challenging because of the low light levels on the other non-lit side of the car. Some photographers think tripod is not necessary, but we suggest you use it. We’ve seen good results when shooting cars using it, no matter the shutter speeds. Another good time to shoot is the last 2 hours before sunset. This time of day is great if there are some scattered clouds to hide the sun. This makes for a bright soft light source.

Once you found the perfect time for shooting, you need to find a good location. Industrial areas are particularly good for car shots, rather then pretty landscapes that will draw attention away from your subject. Ideally, find a place that is covered (overpass/bridge).

Another good tip we can give you is to give yourself some time to get to know the car you’re photographing. That way you will find something unique about the car, and that will surely make your photo better. And last but not least, practice a lot, and remember that a lot of retouching is involved in car photography so don’t be disappointed with your results. On the other hand, you too should try retouching your photos, in order to point out glossy reflections and reduce unwanted glare.

Tags: car photography

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