Car Photography Tutorials


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Tutorial highlight: Use a mouse or a tablet for post processing

Perhaps a mouse isn't the most appropriate option when working on automotive photos in post processing, so let's take a look at a pen and tablet.

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Must have base equipment

Thumbnail In this article we talk you through the large amount of camera's you could buy to get started well in automotive photography.

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Photographing an indoor car show like a pro

Thumbnail Indoor events and motor shows are great venues with many stunning cars, shooting them is not at easy as it might seem however.

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Old fashion digital photographs

Thumbnail In this tutorial we show you how to recreate the look and feel of the good old days on a modern day digital image.

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Creating a derelict at dusk look in post processing

Thumbnail 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.

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Case study - Geneva 2009 Auto Show

Thumbnail In this in depth article we take a look at the specific settings and technique you could use for a high profile car show like the one in Geneva

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Automotive photography made easy 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, will be your source to make automotive photography easy.

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Car photography that sells the car

Selling a high performance car isn't easy, but as they say : a picture speaks a thousand words. We'll show you how to get the winning shot that will sell the car quickly by selecting the correct background and perform the right post processing.

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