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Jan 13, 2:15pm - #81742 
How to Take Pictures of Your Car

How to Take Pictures of Your Car
by Paul Economou


The never ending quest to get that one awesome shot worth printing out and blowing up is on a lot of car enthusiasts minds. Just sharing pictures of your car is fun and all, but if you can portray your car as being as awesome as you think it is by using the camera the right way, it makes the pictures all the more effective in getting your point across. It might sound a little clich, but its very true, a picture is worth a thousand words.

This write-up will hopefully help out some fellow car enthusiasts in finding how they can take that one "money" shot of their car. All these ideas come from about a year or two of taking pictures of cars on a regular basis, experimenting with angles and camera settings.

The process:

1. The first step in getting the right picture is your background. Unfortunately, if the background isn't right, the viewer will have lost paying attention to the main subject and it will draw the eyes to the background, away from the car. Try to find a background that either compliments the car, or just adds to the car, without completely distracting you from it.

Full article at...
http://www.staphonline.com/howtopics01.html




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Jan 13, 5:34pm - #81743 
good to know thumbsup

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Jan 16, 6:31pm - #81744 
yea very^^


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Jan 18, 8:38pm - #81745 
very sweet.


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Jan 19, 8:28pm - #81746 
Gonna use that info as soon as I stop being lazy and wash/wax my car. Right now you'd ask "did you get the celica free when you bought the dirt?" rofl

Very good article thumbsup


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Feb 11, 3:59am - #81747 
good info

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Feb 17, 10:53pm - #81748 
ya good stuff thumbsup

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Mar 3, 7:57am - #81749 
awesome! great info!


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Mar 13, 11:44am - #81750 
cool!

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Mar 27, 9:48am - #81751 
man, in guam there are a lot of places to take nice background shots! but man the tips you gave are good!

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Mar 29, 8:25am - #81752 
how do you take good moving pictures, like if you want to catch a car on the street... or if your moving and cannot stop and you want to grab a pic?

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Apr 14, 2:08pm - #81753 
have 2 cars, the car you wanna take a pic of and then a person in the other car takin pics while you're both drivin


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Apr 14, 6:41pm - #81754 
Originally Posted by PolarisNV
have 2 cars, the car you wanna take a pic of and then a person in the other car takin pics while you're both drivin


Im talking about if one car is going faster then the other, or if one is parked and you cannot stop, would it be easier to just go around the block, park and get out and take the picture?

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Apr 14, 6:47pm - #81755 
makes sense


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Apr 16, 12:41pm - #81756 
good article


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Apr 23, 7:50pm - #81757 
Thanks for the great information. This is going in my favorite topics folder for sure!

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Jul 18, 9:48pm - #81758 
Thanks Isaac!...Really cool stuff!... thumbsup

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Sep 9, 12:21pm - #81759 
i needed that lol since i take a lot of pics

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Dec 4, 3:58pm - #81760 
for me i took a bunch of pix then pick the one i like.. the rest i deleted and retake! thumbsup


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Dec 4, 4:09pm - #81761 
We should submit some of these "I took some pictures of my car in the middle of the night. Sorry for the poor lighting, but I've used photoshop to brighten it up. So now you can see a LOT of white static, and the outlines of my car in the middle of the night. Cool or what?" threads we get here constantly, as examples of what NOT to do.

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Dec 7, 12:10am - #81762 
good info ! thanks

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Jan 1, 6:41am - #81763 
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Jan 7, 1:18pm - #81764 
Great tips, writeup well appreciated. smile

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Jan 10, 4:47pm - #81765 
thanks for the tip isaac thumbsup


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Feb 26, 11:27am - #81766 
cool

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Apr 4, 3:18pm - #81767 
good find and informative

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Apr 4, 5:32pm - #81768 
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