How to Take the Best Picture of Your Vehicle

Getting the most out of your car art show board is important to us. We not only want to ensure you of high quality but of an easy process as well. Having the talent and resources to meet your design needs is already available here. All that’s needed is from your end, which is a high-quality image. Knowing how to capture the best image is a great skill for any business or hobby. You can do it in a few easy steps.

Step One: Prepping Your Car

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You want your car to look its best, correct? Some things to consider doing before even parking is washing your vehicle. Give it a nice, shiny coating. A good tip would be to wash it the same day you plan on taking the photo. This way you won’t have to worry about it getting dirty and having to wash it again. Inside and out should be cleaned, the inside just has to be rid of any clutter, so it won’t show up in your photo.

Step Two: Parking Your Car

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’re you looking for when parking your vehicle for an image? First things first, lighting. The best time to take a photo outdoors is when there’s overcast, or the sun isn’t creating a glare on your vehicle. Don’t park in the shade, especially under a tree, the shadow from the branches will cause spots of light and that won’t look good. Second, on a flat surface, that is not grass or gravel. Cement or asphalt is a great place to place your vehicle for an image. The less reflections the better, so don’t park in a crowded parking lot. Third, which isn’t required, turn your tire to face away from your camera. It’s a nice look to have but you can take photos of both looks.

Step Three: Taking the Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before you take your picture, try to get a hold of the best camera you can get. Using a flip phone or a potato of a phone will not produce a high definition image. After that, make sure you can get at an angle of your car that is desired. It’s best if you can be at an angle that doesn’t show your reflection. Usually a corner shot helps because your reflection is in the headlights or so warped by the shape of your vehicle nobody can tell the difference. Keeping a good distance between you and your car can also help. Be sure to take plenty of photos with different angles so we have more to work with. You don’t need to go nuts and send us 200 photos, that would be insane, 199 is fine.

Step Four: Sending Us Your Image and Description

Sending the most raw image you have is the best thing you can do. We need the photo as straight from the source as you can possibly provide. Don’t use an older image that you posted on social media that you got from an email from your friend who took the photo who had to download it from their phone or camera. Don’t attach your image onto a Word doc. or anything either. As straight from the source as POSSIBLE. The more your image is compressed, the worse it’ll get in quality. The file size should be in the Mega Bytes, which will have a “M” at the end of the size number. If it’s a “K” then it’s in Kilo Bytes which is too small. Now when you send us your description of your vehicle, use a form of text. Like a PDF or Word doc., anything that uses typing. It helps readability which will make the process go by faster and spelling errors won’t be an issue.

 

We hoped this helped! Of course you can always contact us and we can give you more instructions. Our employees are ready to answer any and all questions you have. Share this on social media to help spread the knowledge and give us a follow for more stuff like this!

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