Photographing cars is an interesting thing. When you shoot a car, you learn something unique about it. If you are a photographer and you love cars, then follow these simple tips which can help you to take some professional car pictures. Don’t forget to have a look at some striking examples of car photography.
Choose The Right Time:
One of the most common mistakes people make while shooting cars is that they select the wrong time of the day to shoot cars. The best time for car photography is probably before sunrise or right after the sunset. Make sure you use tripod to get a sharp shot with perfect soft light striking the paint.
You have to be really very careful in selecting the scene to capture car. Make sure there is nothing distractive that reflects the body of your car. A shiny car acts just like a mirror so you have to avoid trees or buildings that could have their reflection on your car. The main purpose of car photography is to show the details and curves of a car and reflection pretty much spoils it.
Take Moving Shots:
Another classy way to shoot cars is to shoot them while they are in action. You can do it by capturing a car from a moving car. Make sure you follow safety instruction while doing so. This trick will help you capture movement on the road and the tires. Select shutter speed carefully s you get a nice sharp image.
Different colors react differently with the light. Make sure you are capturing the color at the right time. For instance some colors do not like direct sun so avoid taking their pictures in the sunlight.
Match the background with the theme of your car. For example if the car is an SUV then try to capture it in desserts or forests where these cars are the kings. Make sure the background doesn’t contain any thing distractive such as other cars, cycles or people. Keep the background as simple as possible.
Shoot At Night:
This might be confusing but it’s true. Some beautiful pictures of cars come at night. But for this, you are going to need a tripod so that you don’t blur the scene. Set a long shutter speed with a small ISO for a crystal clear image.
Have a look at some of the classy examples of car photography below: