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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.

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Scale car photography explained in detail

Thumbnail in Intermediate level - Posted on April 23, 2013 by Mark
In this article I guide you into scale car photography, from the preparation over the setup including lights, aperture, shutter speed and then taking the shot ... a lot of these tips can be used on full size cars too.

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Running PhotoShop actions with a G13 or G510 gaming keyboard

Thumbnail in Intermediate level - Posted on May 14, 2013 by Mark
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

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Photographing a major motorsport event

Thumbnail in Intermediate level - Posted on November 20, 2012 by Mark
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.

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Creating a photo from a showroom snapshot

Thumbnail in Intermediate level - Posted on July 20, 2012 by Mark
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

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Do I need a fistful of dollars ?

Thumbnail in Intermediate level - Posted on February 1, 2010 by Mark
We get this question on a regular basis : how much do I have to invest to get started as a car photographer ? We explain our vision in this article : don't go for the cheapest way but get it right from the start.

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Black and white car photography and selective coloring

Thumbnail in Intermediate level - Posted on January 4, 2010 by Mark
We take a look at how you can achieve the best results converting car shots into black and white one, we even take a look at selective coloring to put some color back into the image.

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Buying a tripod for car photography

Thumbnail in Intermediate level - Posted on December 6, 2009 by Mark
A lot has been going on about tripods, do you really need one when your main objective is to photograph cars ? We go over the advantages and the problems and help you to select the best one.

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Behind the scenes of a professional car shoot

Thumbnail in Intermediate level - Posted on October 23, 2009 by Mark
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.

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Sharpening techniques explained

Thumbnail in Intermediate level - Posted on September 25, 2009 by Mark
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

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Filters in the digital age

Thumbnail in Intermediate level - Posted on August 14, 2009 by Johan
On a forum you might have red a discussion about using filters before, is it necessary or not ? We give you some tips.

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Your second shopping list

Thumbnail in Intermediate level - Posted on July 17, 2009 by Johan
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.

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Photographing an indoor car show like a pro

Thumbnail in Intermediate level - Posted on July 3, 2009 by Mark
Indoor events and motor shows are great venues with many stunning cars, shooting them is not at easy as it might seem however.

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Photographing scale cars

Thumbnail in Intermediate level - Posted on June 5, 2009 by Mark
Scale cars are really magnificent, they allow you to admire cars you would normally rarely see in real life, photographing them is an art on it's own however.

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Old fashion digital photographs

Thumbnail in Intermediate level - Posted on February 27, 2009 by Johan
In this tutorial we show you how to recreate the look and feel of the good old days on a modern day digital image.

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Our 60 second workflow on automotive photos

Thumbnail in Intermediate level - Posted on January 30, 2009 by Mark
Only have a minute to spare ? Don't worry, that's more than enough to make your photograph stand out of the crowd.

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Running PhotoShop actions with a G13 or G510 gaming keyboard

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