Car shoot – behind the scenes

Here’s some behind the scenes images of some recent car shoot

There’s many ways to photograph cars, either in the studio or on location, some are more time consuming than others and can often require very different techniques, so here’s a couple of setups that I often use to achieve some of my automotive images.

Here’s the behind the scenes setup and  then the Final image on a shoot using a pole rig to achieve the look of the car moving …

Car shoot behind the scenes pole rig Car shoot behind the scenes pole rig

And if an indoor space with plenty of room to maneuver around the car is available, then I can use backdrops to separate the car from the environment – more like a studio shoot. An example of a Lamborghini shot in this way is below.

Lamborghini car shoot behind the scenes  Lamborghini Aventador by Paul Ward Birmingham car photographer

Location shoots can work well too – they are often much less costly to do than the two more intensive methods shown above, but you do need to find a good location to start with first.

Location car photography E type Jaguar location shoot

Obviously sometimes it’s not possible to do shoots this way and this is when editing / retouching can come into it’s own. See the before and after shots of this BMW I8 that was at a car show here below after several hours of editing / retouching work.

car photography location shoot BMW i8 black by Birmingham car photographer Paul Ward

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About the Author:
Paul is a freelance photographer from Birmingham, UK. Although Paul originally specialised in fashion photography, model portfolios and portrait photography, his work over the years has diversified into many different areas including wedding photography, commercial and advertising photography, architectural and interiors, landscape and travel, car photography as well as video production and design work.

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