Car Photography Tutorials - OVERVIEW

hoofding

Canon EOS 350D - Canon EF70-200 f/2.8L IS USM - 70mm 1/160 f8.0 ISO 200

An overview of all our tutorials and articles on how to improve your automotive photography skils, how to enhance your shots once you've downloaded them to your computer, behind the scenes look at how we work during a professional photo shoot ... and much more.

Sort by : Date - Alphabet - Popularity - Basic - Intermediate - Advanced level - Case studies - Fast tips

Action photography using a car rig with suction cups

Thumbnail in Advanced level - Posted on April 9, 2013 by Mark
Suction caps are commonly used to attach a boom onto a car so you can position a camera at a fixed point from the car and take a photograph while the car is moving to create impressive action shots.

Read more ...


Buying a dual screen setup might be the best idea you ever had

Thumbnail in Advanced level - Posted on March 24, 2013 by Mark
Instead of going for one very large and expensive monitor why not invest in two smaller ones and expand your 'monitor real estate' even further, allowing you to post process photos full screen with all the tools out of the way.

Read more ...


Creating a derelict at dusk look in post processing

Thumbnail in Advanced level - Posted on November 3, 2012 by Mark
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.

Read more ...


Using actions to add a watermark to your photos

Thumbnail in Advanced level - Posted on July 9, 2012 by Mark
We show you a way to add a custom watermark to all your photos, no matter if they are in landscape or in portrait orientation using actions that require no manual intervention.

Read more ...


Off camera flash car photography, part 2 of 2 : the shoot

Thumbnail in Advanced level - Posted on June 15, 2012 by Mark
You managed to buy the necessary items to get into off camera flash photography, in part 2 of our tutorial we explain how to use it.

Read more ...


Off camera flash car photography, part 1 of 2 : the shopping list

Thumbnail in Advanced level - Posted on June 1, 2012 by Mark
In this first part of the off camera flash tutorial I take you over the required equipment to get started using additional light sources.

Read more ...


Post processing automotive event photographs

Thumbnail in Advanced level - Posted on April 26, 2010 by Mark
We all know the drill, we’ve been to a car show or outdoor event and we’ve encountered some amazing cars but our shots have bad backgrounds so we'll have to revert to post processing to get it right.

Read more ...


Car photography that sells the car

Thumbnail in Advanced level - Posted on January 18, 2010 by Mark
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.

Read more ...


Adding authentic looking motion to still images

Thumbnail in Advanced level - Updated on November 20, 2009 by Mark
Sometimes you just have to get a sharp image of a car, but spinning wheels would be nice, we explain you how to achieve this in post processing.

Read more ...


Background replacement made easy

Thumbnail in Advanced level - Posted on August 28, 2009 by Mark
There are times you've managed to photograph a great looking car, but the background is far from good looking ... no problem, just replace it with a different one.

Read more ...


Race photography, a day at the track

Thumbnail in Advanced level - Posted on July 31, 2009 by Mark
You must admit that being track side must appeal to you, but it takes some technique to get the best shots from that position, we explain how to get it right.

Read more ...


Make panning shots like a pro

Thumbnail in Advanced level - Posted on April 24, 2009 by Mark
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.

Read more ...


Note : commercial use or publishing of our tutorials in any way, written or electronic, is strictly forbidden, we present these for your personal development only. None of our material may be published in any way without prior, written permission from the Car Photography Tutorials founder. All workflows and photographs are copyright protected and owned by the Car Photography Tutorials team unless stated otherwise

Advertisement

Become a MEMBER

Premium Membership

Become a CPT Premium Member and download all our tutorials including a PDF for printing and the result as a PSD file with layers if any.

Join now for only € 1.95 / Month

Popular articles

Virtual tuning in post processing

Sometimes the car you want to photograph just doesn't exist in real life, so you start with a regular model and virtually customize it in post processing ... and this time I show you all the steps in a video

read more

Photographing a major motorsport event

Motorsport like car races are always very interesting events to capture as an automotive photographer, we explain how to make the best of your experience.

read more

Action photography using a car rig with suction cups

Suction caps are commonly used to attach a boom onto a car so you can position a camera at a fixed point from the car and take a photograph while the car is moving to create impressive action shots.

read more

Running PhotoShop actions with a G13 or G510 gaming keyboard

I am a big fan of automating workflows in PhotoShop to speed up post processing, after a while I had a lot of ctrl and alt key combinations so I bought a gaming keyboard, first the Logitech G510 and later on I added the Logitech G13

read more

Keep up with CarPhotoTutorials

Why not follow us, become a fan, get our RSS feed or mail a link to a friend ?

Twitter FaceBook RSS Mail it