How to properly take photos of your car

Whether it's a phone or camera, here are some easy steps

37w ago

The Car:

When taking photos of your car, make sure it is in ideal shape for the picture. Whether that would be getting it muddy, or keeping it clean, you have to make sure it is what YOU want to see in your photos. Also scope out interesting details such as louvers or interesting curves going along the car to add character to the photo.

The Setting:

The most common and most effective backdrops for cars will include cities or parking garages. Branch out and take it to a forest or a road full of hills! Using this technique always seems to gain more traction when using objects from the setting to be implemented into the background. Be careful not to take away the attention from the car by putting plants and other objects directly in front of the vehicle because it makes a huge distraction when the main point is supposed to be the vehicle. Also, be sure to not get too much sunlight in the photo because it can cause major glare and weird light spots.

The Camera Or Phone

When you are ready to take a picture of the car, make sure your hands are stable, focus the lens on the car, zoom in on it if you need to, then take the picture. For certain cameras and all cell phones, you can edit your photo after you've taken it. What I do is add a little bit of something called 'pop' which makes the photo more clear and vibrant. Vignette and color adjusting is pretty simple to do in the settings and makes a drastic change to the outcome. Too much filters can potentially ruin the photo and make it look unreal. After you're done, press the save button for the edits and changes made, then you're ready to upload!

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Comments (13)

  • Great article!

      8 months ago
    • But you firgot one where you should park your car near an expensive one. So no one knows which is your. Mine is the Roomster in the distance 🤣🤣🤣🤣

        8 months ago
      • 8 months ago
  • You’d also want to make the shadows brighter, in some of your (or anyone’s, really if it’s needed) photos. But then again, that’s more of editing, rather than taking the photo itself.

      8 months ago
    • Correct. Actually, better underexpose one of two knots, it's easier to brighten up a photo a little, but you can't fix overexposure.

        8 months ago
    • I mean after taking the photo you’d want to brighten it up.

        8 months ago
  • You know I've never tried to venture into the world of vignettes and all that so maybe I'll have a go🤷‍♂️😅

      8 months ago
  • Great article Nate! Are you in the Hill Country?

      8 months ago
    • In this photo, somewhat. Its near Georgetown in the back of a neighborhood.

        8 months ago
  • I know what you mean, I just added my amateur photographer two cents...

      8 months ago