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How to Take Pictures of Your Car #81742 Jan 13, 1:15pm Jan 13, 1:15pm
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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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Re: How to Take Pictures of Your Car [Re: isaac] #81743 Jan 13, 4:34pm Jan 13, 4:34pm
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good to know thumbsup

Re: How to Take Pictures of Your Car [Re: isaac] #81744 Jan 16, 5:31pm Jan 16, 5:31pm
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yea very^^


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Re: How to Take Pictures of Your Car [Re: isaac] #81745 Jan 18, 7:38pm Jan 18, 7:38pm
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very sweet.


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Re: How to Take Pictures of Your Car [Re: VSGTS14] #81746 Jan 19, 7:28pm Jan 19, 7:28pm
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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

Very good article thumbsup


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Re: How to Take Pictures of Your Car [Re: isaac] #81747 Feb 11, 2:59am Feb 11, 2:59am
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good info

Re: How to Take Pictures of Your Car [Re: isaac] #81748 Feb 17, 9:53pm Feb 17, 9:53pm
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ya good stuff thumbsup

Re: How to Take Pictures of Your Car [Re: isaac] #81749 Mar 3, 6:57am Mar 3, 6:57am
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awesome! great info!


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Re: How to Take Pictures of Your Car [Re: isaac] #81750 Mar 13, 10:44am Mar 13, 10:44am
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cool!

Re: How to Take Pictures of Your Car [Re: isaac] #81751 Mar 27, 8:48am Mar 27, 8:48am
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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!

Re: How to Take Pictures of Your Car [Re: isaac] #81752 Mar 29, 7:25am Mar 29, 7:25am
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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?

Re: How to Take Pictures of Your Car [Re: isaac] #81753 Apr 14, 1:08pm Apr 14, 1:08pm
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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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Re: How to Take Pictures of Your Car [Re: PolarisNV] #81754 Apr 14, 5:41pm Apr 14, 5:41pm
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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?

Re: How to Take Pictures of Your Car [Re: CelicaRacer05] #81755 Apr 14, 5:47pm Apr 14, 5:47pm
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makes sense


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Re: How to Take Pictures of Your Car [Re: isaac] #81756 Apr 16, 11:41am Apr 16, 11:41am
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good article


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Re: How to Take Pictures of Your Car [Re: Veilside] #81757 Apr 23, 6:50pm Apr 23, 6:50pm
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Thanks for the great information. This is going in my favorite topics folder for sure!

Re: How to Take Pictures of Your Car [Re: isaac] #81758 Jul 18, 8:48pm Jul 18, 8:48pm
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Thanks Isaac!...Really cool stuff!... thumbsup

Re: How to Take Pictures of Your Car [Re: Virtuous_One] #81759 Sep 9, 11:21am Sep 9, 11:21am
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i needed that lol since i take a lot of pics

Re: How to Take Pictures of Your Car [Re: rem] #81760 Dec 4, 2:58pm Dec 4, 2:58pm
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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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Re: How to Take Pictures of Your Car [Re: kmlgts] #81761 Dec 4, 3:09pm Dec 4, 3:09pm
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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.

Re: How to Take Pictures of Your Car [Re: celicat23] #81762 Dec 6, 11:10pm Dec 6, 11:10pm
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good info ! thanks

Re: How to Take Pictures of Your Car [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #81763 Jan 1, 5:41am Jan 1, 5:41am
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Re: How to Take Pictures of Your Car [Re: Celica_GTS_1] #81764 Jan 7, 12:18pm Jan 7, 12:18pm
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Great tips, writeup well appreciated. smile

Re: How to Take Pictures of Your Car [Re: GTS_Rosh] #81765 Jan 10, 3:47pm Jan 10, 3:47pm
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thanks for the tip isaac thumbsup


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Re: How to Take Pictures of Your Car [Re: JBing] #81766 Feb 26, 10:27am Feb 26, 10:27am
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Re: How to Take Pictures of Your Car [Re: jordon] #81767 Apr 4, 2:18pm Apr 4, 2:18pm
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good find and informative

Re: How to Take Pictures of Your Car [Re: SAcelicaGTS] #81768 Apr 4, 4:32pm Apr 4, 4:32pm
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