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First Time Automotive Photography

Hello everybody,

my name is Patrick Schäfer, I'm 27 years old and live in germany.
A couple of days ago a friend of mine asked me if I would photograph a car he and a friend have been restoring for the last 3 years.
Since I have never photographed cars before I said sure, but told him not to expect much.
After reviewing and processing the pictures I was very pleased with the results and would now kindly ask for any constructive criticism what I could improve.
Thank you in advance!

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Sam Pags's picture

Hallo, Patrick!

Lovely photos overall, but I wanted to specifically comment on your last image. In my personal opinion, the last photo is the strongest but if you had shot it horizontal, it would have given the truck some room to breathe which would have been beneficial. Also, getting closer to the ground and shooting the truck straight on (opposed to shooting down on the truck) would have been better.

Hope this helps!

Patrick Schäfer's picture

Thank you for your feedback!

Alex St-Pierre's picture

your pictures are awesome!

I agree with everyone, great shots. I really like the 1st shot and also agree if the 3rd was in landscape rather than portrait mode it woukd have added a little to it. That said, i love all 3, well done

Daniel Martin's picture

Fantastic work, Pat! The lighting and composition are great in these.