Man, how do I get into doing car photography?
CB last edited by
Street photography and car spotting is fun and all, but I really enjoyed shooting the Charger and when I shot LongtimeLurker's BMW over the summer. I have no clue how I'd even approach it with people, though. "Hey your car is neat, want to spend an hour with a stranger as he fumbles his way through a car shoot?" Being socially awkward outside of work blows.
pip bip last edited by
go to car shows and ask around i guess.
SilentbutnotreallyDeadly last edited by
@cb Ummm...I think you've been doing okay up till now. I would argue that cars have many natural habitats...some of them more natural than others. Play to the strengths of where you are and the cars that are available.
Anyone can shoot photogenic BaT bait in a wet McDonald's carpark on a Wednesday night. What can you do?
Fancy Toyota-Family last edited by
Believe it or not, that actually works. My friend has gotten the opportunity to shoot some really cool cars like a modified f430 and Noble simply by being friendly at meets and asking.
trivet last edited by trivet
If you were anywhere nearby, I'd love some quality pictures of my cars. I've tried to take some, but I have ZERO photography skills, and it shows.
Tripper last edited by
@cb Hey so in opposite land, I showed up to a local BMWCCA meet toward the tail end. There was a guy with a serious looking camera there taking lots of pics of my car. I thought about asking him if I could buy a couple of the shots from him if he thought they turned out nice. Then I was like "nah, he'll think I'm a weirdo." So you're probably going to deal with the awkwardness on both sides, haha. If you're ever near Philadelphia I'd pay for some camera time. Awkward or not!
As far as getting into it I doubt I'm much help and I'm nobody, but you're shots all look great! Maybe reach out to some dealers and offer to take inventory pics? I know, probably not the sort of pretty shots you want to take but it might be a good foot in the door. Also, dealers need HELP with this.
DipodomysDeserti last edited by
@cb Probably hard in a small town, but get some cards made up and hand them out at car meets and shows. Also start an instagram page and tag your local meets and clubs in it to try and get your photos showing up for people local to you.
My wife is a professional photographer and was staying pretty busy pre covid. This year has obviously been a bit of a bust. She gained most customers just by word of mouth. She’s also used targeted ads on Facebook and has a dedicated Instagram page. I don’t know what the market is like for car photography. Seems like everyone with a cool car and phone thinks they’re a photographer (even though they aren’t).