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isaac Jan 13, 9:15pm - #81742 
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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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LinkTallica Jan 14, 12:34am - #81743 

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RevMonster Jan 20, 3:28am - #81746 

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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

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xmangt1 Feb 11, 10:59am - #81747 

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good info
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Mad_Game Feb 18, 5:53am - #81748 
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Street Prototype Mar 3, 2:57pm - #81749 

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awesome! great info!

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ToiletPaper Mar 13, 6:44pm - #81750 
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cool!
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jspecstarz Mar 27, 4:48pm - #81751 

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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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CelicaRacer05 Mar 29, 3:25pm - #81752 

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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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PolarisNV Apr 14, 9:08pm - #81753 

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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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CelicaRacer05 Apr 15, 1:41am - #81754 

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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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jav8or Apr 15, 1:47am - #81755 

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makes sense

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Veilside Apr 16, 7:41pm - #81756 
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good article

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faran325 Apr 24, 2:50am - #81757 

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Thanks for the great information. This is going in my favorite topics folder for sure!
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Virtuous_One Jul 19, 4:48am - #81758 

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Thanks Isaac!...Really cool stuff!... thumbsup
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i needed that lol since i take a lot of pics
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kmlgts Dec 4, 10:58pm - #81760 

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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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celicat23 Dec 4, 11:09pm - #81761 

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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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BaLLnFoShO Dec 7, 7:10am - #81762 

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good info ! thanks
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Celica_GTS_1 Jan 1, 1:41pm - #81763 

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GTS_Rosh Jan 7, 8:18pm - #81764 

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Great tips, writeup well appreciated. smile
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JBing Jan 10, 11:47pm - #81765 

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thanks for the tip isaac thumbsup

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jordon Feb 26, 6:27pm - #81766 

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SAcelicaGTS Apr 4, 10:18pm - #81767 
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good find and informative
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cutterman7 Apr 5, 12:32am - #81768 

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