Here are some tips for shooting car photography:
- Choose a good location: Look for a location that has an interesting background and good lighting. Avoid shooting in direct sunlight, as it can create harsh shadows and blown-out highlights.
- Use a tripod: A tripod will help you keep the camera steady and get sharp photos.
- Experiment with angles: Shoot from different angles to get a variety of shots. Try shooting from low angles to make the car look more imposing, or from high angles to show off its lines.
- Pay attention to reflections: Reflections can add an interesting element to car photography, but they can also be distracting. Try to position the car so that reflections are minimized or used to your advantage.
- Adjust the white balance: Auto white balance doesn’t always get it right, especially when shooting under artificial lighting. Adjust the white balance manually to get accurate colors.
- Use a polarizing filter: A polarizing filter can help reduce reflections on the car’s surface and bring out the details in the paint.
- Experiment with depth of field: A shallow depth of field (achieved by using a wide aperture) can help draw attention to the car and blur out the background.
- Edit your photos: Use photo editing software to fine-tune the exposure, contrast, and color of your photos.
- Have fun: Above all, have fun and be creative! Experiment with different techniques and see what works best for you.
In this video Chris Hau gives us some tips and tricks on how to do a trendy car photography shoot.
Here is a summary of his tips and tricks.
Below images source credits: Chris Hau
Take multiple photos and stich them together using lightroom or other software:
End result after stiching with lightroom:
Look around you don’t just shoot the main background object behind the car, also incoporate buildings and other background elements:
Use lighting to ‘light paint’
Be spontanious and let people join in if they want to
Shoot from above perspective, get into higher position
Here is the video.