How to Photograph Luxury Cars: 10 Tips

Ready to hit the road? Anyone can take a picture of a car. Getting that car to look sleek and sellable, however, is easier said than done. Considering everything from location to lighting, it’s no wonder that automotive companies are willing to pour thousands of dollars into top-tier photo shoots.

What can you do to get your auto images on par with the pros? How does a person even get the opportunity to start shooting luxury vehicles? Photographer Chris Hau has all of the answers you’ve been looking for.

As it turns out, getting into the genre isn’t as complicated as you might expect – Hau goes in-depth on what you need to do to start building a portfolio and making contacts. What’s more, a lot of what goes into the epic images you see on commercials is pretty intuitive. You don’t have to be a Photoshop wizard to get editorial-quality photos (although it doesn’t hurt to know your way around some editing software). Practical tips – like having a car cleaning kit close at hand – can be just as helpful in making a professional-looking photograph.

Of course, there are a few tricks that wouldn’t occur to photographers outside of the automotive industry. But, to hear all of the ins and outs that go into styling and shooting luxury vehicles, you’ll have to tune into Chris’ takes!

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One response to “How to Photograph Luxury Cars: 10 Tips”

  1. Richard Tack says:

    This is “dope,” that is “dope.” The only dopes is are the presenters. Polarizer example: Why do we need Hau in the two images? The only thing you’re polarizing is the viewer. At best, this “dope” video should be re-titled: “Hau’s Wanna Be Hip Hop Hand Movements.

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