Photo Gallery

Here we show you our top-voted pictures on Instagram and the stats behind the shot themselves.
*All photos were taken in RAW with a Sony A7RII or Canon 6D and edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.

 
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If you are looking to add character to your car photoshoots, bring your camera closer to ground level. This implies superiority and makes your car more of the subject of the image. 

ISO 100

Zoom 50mm

Aperture f/1.8

Shutter Speed 1/400 sec

Quick Tip: To keep the sky from being blown out, frame your image with the sun hidden behind an object such as a building. shooting in RAW can also aid in bringing back some of its colors by decreasing the highlights. 


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One special feature I recently added to my car was branded tire lettering. This adds contrast to the black wheel and gives a white tire allusion while at moving speeds. 

ISO 100
Zoom 50mm
Aperture: f/1.8
Shutter Speed 1/160 sec

Quick Tip: If you are running white lettering, keep in mind it gets dirty quite fast and will lose its pure white coloring before you know it. So grab those cool photos soon after installation!

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When I set up my vehicle for a photoshoot I always turn on my daytime running lights. Having your headlights on all the way can blow out the image and create haze while leaving all the lights off usually takes away from the focal point. Small amounts of accent lights can add much more contrast in the photo. 

ISO 100
Zoom 50mm
Aperture: f/1.8
Shutter Speed 1/250 sec


Quick Tip: The two photos higher up were taken at the same location. When you find lighting that works for you, take a bunch of shots at different angles and enjoy the shoot! There may only be a few minutes left of that lighting before some clouds move in or the sun goes down. 

 
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If you are looking to add character to your car photoshoots, bring your camera closer to ground level. This implies superiority and makes your car more of the subject of the image. 

ISO 100

Zoom 50mm

Aperture f/1.8

Shutter Speed 1/400 sec

Quick Tip: To keep the sky from being blown out, frame your image with the sun hidden behind an object such as a building. shooting in RAW can also aid in bringing back some of its colors by decreasing the highlights. 


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One special feature I recently added to my car was branded tire lettering. This adds contrast to the black wheel and gives a white tire allusion while at moving speeds. 

ISO 100
Zoom 50mm
Aperture: f/1.8
Shutter Speed 1/160 sec

Quick Tip: If you are running white lettering, keep in mind it gets dirty quite fast and will lose its pure white coloring before you know it. So grab those cool photos soon after installation!

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When I set up my vehicle for a photoshoot I always turn on my daytime running lights. Having your headlights on all the way can blow out the image and create haze while leaving all the lights off usually takes away from the focal point. Small amounts of accent lights can add much more contrast in the photo. 

ISO 100
Zoom 50mm
Aperture: f/1.8
Shutter Speed 1/250 sec


Quick Tip: The two photos higher up were taken at the same location. When you find lighting that works for you, take a bunch of shots at different angles and enjoy the shoot! There may only be a few minutes left of that lighting before some clouds move in or the sun goes down. 

 
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One of my favorite edits is to make a mini car by cutting out the wheels in photoshop, squeezing the picture together and then feathering the wheels back in. 

ISO 1600

Zoom 30mm

Aperture f/4.5

Shutter Speed 1/50 sec

Quick Tip: skies take up almost 1/3 of your photo. If it's bland, look into swapping the sky to add more color and contrast to your photo.


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To avoid dead trees and lack of color in the winter months, try city locations to add a scenic display in your background.

ISO 100
Zoom 50mm
Aperture: f/1.8
Shutter Speed 1/800 sec

Quick Tip: When positioning your car, use the grids and rule of 1/3s to place your car in one of the corners of the image.

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zoom in on some of your car's special features. in my case, my Advanti rims with 225 Hankook tires give this car the perfect track day feel. The red calipers bring some contrast to the setup and hold your attention to the photo.  


ISO 100
Zoom 50mm
Aperture: f/1.8
Shutter Speed 1/60 sec


Quick Tip: Using a deep dish rim cleaner and tire shine makes your pictures pop beyond what a normal wash can provide.

 
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Once you've got the angle of the car and tires just right, make sure you're shooting during golden hour and then add some color!

ISO 100

Zoom 50mm

Aperture f/3.5

Shutter Speed 1/60 sec

Quick Tip: play around with color saturation in post-production. My personal preference is to take out some green and add a pink/orange tint from the sunny side.

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If you want to surprise your audience, make them something way out of the ordinary. This photoshopped picture I made back in 2019 has been my most shared picture thus far getting over 150k likes combined between all the platforms.

ISO 100
Zoom 50mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Shutter Speed 1/80 sec

Quick Tip: Use the healing brush in lightroom or photoshop and take out small imperfections in your car or foreground/background to keep the attention on the main subject. 

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Making sure your car is clean will make your life in post much much easier. Also, adding more light from the sunny side of the picture and darkening the opposite side creates a beautiful contrast that leads the eye to the subject.


ISO 160
Zoom 50mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter Speed 1/160 sec


Quick Tip: The symmetry between the trees creates a sort of frame for the subject to lay in. Look for patterns to isolate your subject.

 
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Zoom is something that can make the object in your photos pop out of the image. An up-close shot can make your object bubble out and contour the image. 

ISO 200
Zoom 49mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed 1/100 sec

Quick Tip: Stand farther back and zoom in to your photos. This yields more of the car and simplifies the background.

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A good angle of the car is vital for a great shot. I use a 70 30 rule. 70% of the front and 30% of the side. I found this to be a great starting point for most cars. 

ISO 200
Zoom 43mm
Aperture: f/9.0
Shutter Speed 1/500 sec

Quick Tip: Parking your car on a slight hill can make it easier for taking shots. No more lying on the ground or getting on your knees for that low angle.

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Another well-lit photo. This not only looks great right out of the camera but also reduced time in other editing programs like Lightroom. 

ISO 100
Zoom 48mm
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter Speed 1/250 sec

Quick Tip: Use simple backgrounds to keep your attention on the main part of the image. you should focus 80% on the car and 20% on the background. You can also use the color wheel to find colors that compliment the color of your car.

 
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Any backroad is a good road to grab some pictures. Just watch out for traffic!

ISO 200
Zoom 55mm
Aperture: f/9.0
Shutter Speed 1/320 sec

Quick Tip: Turn your wheel to show the rims of your car. This really pulls the whole photo together and gives character.

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This photo was taken by peeping through the bottom of the bonnet and getting some reflections of the sun off the radiator cap. Using a low aperture, we were able to keep the text clear but the rest of the bay hazed.

ISO 200
Zoom 37mm
Aperture: f/4.5
Shutter Speed 1/125 sec

Quick Tip: Try unique positions for your shots. This adds character and makes you stand out from the rest!

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Lighting is key in photography. The best times to go out are during the golden hours which occur within an hour after sunrise, or an hour before sunset. 

ISO 100
Zoom 18mm
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter Speed 1/60 sec

Quick Tip: Give yourself enough time to find your location and get your equipment set up. You don't want to travel miles to end up missing the sunset.

 
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By using the lines of the tracks, we were able to create a depth of field unique to any other photo. You can use these lines to lead your eyes to the main part of the image. 

ISO 200
Zoom 23mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Shutter Speed 1/250 sec

Quick Tip: Have a friend tag along and move the car for you. Not only does this save time from getting in and out of the car, but it also allows you to position the car into the perfect spot for the photo.
No more trial and error!

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Nothing beats getting a well-timed photo. This was during the migration of thousands of white birds in the middle of  March.
March 11, 2019 at 7:39:17 PM to be exact.

ISO 800
Zoom 18mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed 1/160 sec

Quick Tip: shooting at higher shutter speeds will give you clear shots of moving objects.  I would recommend starting at 1/500 and moving up to 1/1000 for faster objects. Anything below 1/250 and you will start getting motion blur.

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Timing is key to capture these hazard lights in between flashes.

ISO 100
Zoom 32mm
Aperture: f/4.5
Shutter Speed 1/400 sec

Quick Tip: To keep your object clear and background blurred, use a low f-stop. This will also lighten up your photo because it keeps the diameter of the lens as wide as possible.