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Old 01-16-2012, 05:16 PM
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How to take good car pictures

After browsing trhough the classifieds section I woud like the provide the following suggestions in order that hotroadders will be able to take better pictures of their hot rods, parts or any thing they would like to sell.

1- Take the pictures of your car body using a camera with flash outside on the sun or in shade. If you don't have a camera with flash turn the car around for ea. side of the car you want to show on the picture so that the sun is behind your shoulders and shinning on the car. Never take the picture with the sun facing you.

2-When taking pictures of car interiors use flash and open both doors so that more light will shine on the car interior.

3- For photos of the engine use flash and get close.

4-Fill the frame of the camera with the car body until you see the two bumpers toching the edge of your camera viewfinder, then take one step back and take the picture.
5- Get close, get close and get close to your subject. You will get better pictures. The people want to see your car not your home, garage or garden.

6- Look at car callendar pictures and compare with yours the cars on those pictures were photographed with a camera with a flash on it. You will sell your car or parts faster this way.

Hope this help.
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and you forgot, start with a decent camera. I m not saying you have to spend a pile of money, but Iphones and cell phones should not be used, they take poor quality pictures.
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Was hoing this was a tutorial on how to get clear pictures with my camera! I'm still not a good digital camera picture taker!
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6- Look at car callendar pictures and compare with yours the cars on those pictures
You will sell your car or parts faster this way.

Hope this help.
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Don
worst advise ever
you cant even see the car in this picture
you will never sell anything like that
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worst advise ever
you cant even see the car in this picture
you will never sell anything like that
But I bet you get lots of responses to your ad!!
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worst advise ever
you cant even see the car in this picture
you will never sell anything like that
What car Matt i can't see it.




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You are 200% right on that one cell phones and point and shoot cameras with less than 5 megapixels wont cut it. You need a decent camera with either build in flash or an external flash placed on the camera hot shoe. If you don't have one barrow one or ask a friend to take the pictures for you.
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I'll do that

If you're in the Calgary area I can take your pictures for free. I'm building a portfolio and I need cool cars. Use to be a pro photog but never tried auto photography before.
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