How to Expertly Take Pictures of Cars
One of the biggest challenges in photographing automobiles is selecting the background for the pictorial. Most of the time, you just have to make do with what is available at that time. Car shows, whether placed indoors or outdoors, are perfect for finding exquisite numbers, but are tricky for taking pictures. That is why it is a measure of true talent and ingenuity for photographers to get a good shot of cars. Yet, there are also some general pointers on how you can manage a beautiful take even in the most trying circumstances.
First, get yourself a tripod. This is because car photo shoots should be done with a steady hand and having a tripod will guarantee this. Also, avoid using a flash and opt for a polarizer instead, to avoid overexposing the picture since automobiles are highly reflective.
When you are thinking of a concept, try to come up with ideas that are out of the box. You do not have to stick to the conventional method of shooting from eye level. You can experiment with different angles and trying out either a bird's eye or aerial view. You can also try the close up shot to give a feeling of intimacy to the viewer. If you get the right shot you can create an air of mystery by making the one looking at the picture wonder what else is there to see. You can select a part of the automobile that you want to focus on, particularly a feature that emphasises the uniqueness and power of that vehicle.
Setting the 'mood' is also essential. For example, when you shoot vintage cars, a background that depicts that era it was made will have a stronger effect.