Car Photography Tutorials
Canon EOS 40D - Canon EF24-105 f/4.0 L IS USM - 70mm 1/160 f10.0 ISO 200
Tutorial highlight: Make panning shots like a pro
We all made these mistakes at first, but after gathering some more experience we could pinpoint these mistakes and share them with you so you can avoid them.
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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.|
Creating a photo from a showroom snapshot
|Sometimes you just don't have the option of setting up a nice area for a shoot, for instance when you are in a showroom, but fear not, we show you how to make a photograph out of a snapshot in post processing|
Taking care of your equipment
|You should take really good care of your photographic equipment given it's price, but it also helps you to get better images in the long run.|
Your second shopping list
|You have all the basic equipment, and you feel comfortable working with it ... now it's time to take your gear to the next level.|
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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Behind the scenes of a professional car shoot
You've managed a nice exotic super car for a private photo shoot, but how do you manage an outdoor shooting ? We will explain 10 of the best tips for you.