Automobile Photography

All About Automobile Photography

If you've ever agonized over getting the lighting and reflections just right in your 3ds Max vehicle rendering, just imagine doing all of that in real life. Tabletop product photography is challenging enough, but car photography—where you're dealing with an enormous and ultra-reflective object whose surfaces seem to bend in every direction—takes it to a whole ’nother level.

 

"One of the biggest problems shooting pictures of cars is controlling the light, Softboxes like these are used to diffuse the light, softening and spreading it over as wide an area as possible.Depending on what kinds of reflections you need, these overhead "bounces" can get absurdly large, as seen below, The powerful and heavy lights required for shooting large-scale objects require your grip skills be up to the task, of course, Above all, to light and shoot a car you need a massive amount of space, To cut down on distracting visual breaks in the background, ideally you'd shoot someplace with a cyclorama, which is a skateboard-park-like blending of the walls and floor common in many photography studios

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Automobile Photography