Car Photography Tutorials
Canon EOS5D Mark II - Canon EF24-105mm f/4.0 L IS - 24mm 1/200 sec f5.6 ISO640
Tutorial highlight: Using actions to add a watermark to your photos
We show you a way to add a custom watermark to all your photos, no matter if they are in landscape or in portrait orientation using actions that require no manual intervention.
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Case study - DOF, Depth of Field
|This shot was taken while the black Ginetta was leaving the pit lane at a famous circuit in Belgium, it looked good straight out of the camera, but a little bit of tweaking made it perfect.|
Case study - Lamborghini Murciélago LP640
|We take a look at one of the most difficult scenes, a black car during a bright, sunny summer day in the early afternoon.|
Case study - Countach
|In this specific case study we will take a look at how to remove unwanted clutter from the backdrop of a shot.|
Post processing automotive event photographs
|We all know the drill, we’ve been to a car show or outdoor event and we’ve encountered some amazing cars but our shots have bad backgrounds so we'll have to revert to post processing to get it right.|
Sharpening techniques explained
|A lot has already been written about how to make your images look better, getting them sharp is one of the essentials when it comes to improve your shots|
Automotive photography made easy
CarPhotoTutorials.com offers you regular updated tutorials and articles on how to achieve the best possible automotive images as seen on calendars and inside magazines, every image you find on these pages will have detailed Exif data listed, so you can learn from our settings and try to shoot in a similar way.
From these tutorials you will master the skills it takes to shoot stunning car photos, our team of top automotive photographers has years of experience in just about every field of this niche in photography, and we are willing to give you the secrets behind our amazing photos.
We will teach you how to photograph cars at an outdoor event, inside a car show or museum, at the races and during a one on one photo shoot with a magnificent exotic super car. Take a look at the image above, if you wonder how this one was made just click it and you'll be able to read the entire article about this shot.
Still deciding on what camera or lens to buy, we give you some interesting insights in the kits we use for our work to make sure you get started on the right foot and don't spend a fortune to begin with.
Get an understanding of DOF, perspective, where to put the car in the frame, select your spot to make the best photographs, what time of day would suit you best ... and many other small things you should remember when shooting a car.
Ever tried panning shots ? We give you our insight on how to be able to get the lowest possible shutter speed depending on the actual velocity of the car, you'll be making the best action shots at the races with these tips.
You've made the photographs ... now what ? Our extensive experience using editing software can set your images really apart, the image isn't finished when it comes out of your camera, the fun is just starting.
We will also offer you case studies : we show you a photograph and walk you through it from taking the shot over the post processing up to the point were we feel the image is ready for publication, these studies will help you understand the difference in various car shots.
All the above and much more will be detailed in our easy to understand tutorials, updated regularly, CarPhotoTutorials.com will be your source to make automotive photography easy.
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Creating a derelict at dusk look in post processing
Brand new cars always look good in an abandoned house location, and even better at dusk when the warm light is available, unfortunately finding both and still being safe enough to put an expensive car in front of the derelict house could be difficult.