Car Photography is an extremely specialized category.
At Beast Video Content one of our team was schooled on Top Gear. And with 1000’s of hours of car shooting under his belt he has all the experience and knows all the tricks. Here are a few of the watch outs when it comes to car photography.
1. Shoot at the right time of day
This is by far the most common mistake people make when shooting cars. The best time to shoot will be a few minutes after sunset (or a few minutes before sunrise). Use a tripod and get that perfect soft light on the paint!
2. Be on the lookout for reflections
You must be very careful of what reflects in the car. Have a look around you and look closely at the car and see what reflects on its surface. A car (especially a new shiny one) is like a mirror.
3. Driving shots
One very easy way to get a cool image, is to shoot the car out of another moving car.
4. Color of the car
All types of paint react differently at different times of the day, with different light. Most colors hate direct sunlight, but some color works really well in direct sunlight.
Make sure your background suits the car and the theme. Avoid having things in the background that will distract the eye.
6. Let the car interact with nature
Another way to make the photo speak to you is to make the car interact with its surroundings. Examples of this could be the car making dust, a 4×4 climbing over an obstacle.