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Great Tips for Car Photography

Another summer weekend is upon us, hours to be filled with all of our favourite outdoor events and activities. There are sandy beaches to sunbathe on, music festivals to enjoy and car shows to attend.

While the first of those was high on the list for my husband and me many years ago, it's more likely now that you'll find us at the latter two.  Nothing says summer to us as much as classic autos and music. 

And what's really nice about most car shows is that they combine both of those elements.  There is something wonderfully perfect about wandering  an automotive museum set up in a spacious field on a bright summer day, listening to oldies blaring through speakers.

Typically, I'm not one of those walking around with a camera, grabbing shots of vehicles owned by people I don't know. But sitting in the little shelter behind our own pride and joy, a shiny red '67 Dodge,  I do tend to be inspired to grab a few photos of 'Artie'. He did, after all, take a lot of work and is definitely a handsome dude.

One of the unique problems we've discovered when making him the focus of a photo, however, is that his colour is often off. While that might not matter to a lot of people, trust me, it does to my husband, who spent a lot of time trying to find a colour that was a match to what would have been originally used with that model of car.  As a result, while the setting might be perfect, the picture crisp and clear, if the hue isn't true, it's no good.

Obviously I want to get it right, so I've been doing a little research for helpful hints to correct this, as well as other unique problems one can encounter when photographing cars.  Here are some of the best I found:

wikiHow Take Photographs of Cars

DPS Tips for Taking Better Car Photos

tutsplus 10 Tips on Creative Car Photography

How to Photograph Cars

Photographing Cars

10 Tips for Your First Outdoor Car Photography

Better Car Show Photography

How to Photograph Cars

How to Photograph Cars

A Few Fast Tips for Photographing Cars

Car Photography Guide

Car Photography Tips

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