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Hey - I've taken some photos of my truck and don't get me wrong they look fine, but I'm wondering if anyone had some tips for taking photos of our truck that'll make it stand out and look good? For example: what angles, where to take pictures of it (on grass? near a tall building? idk), what time of day, should i turn the wheel, etc, and any other tips.

Thanks for any help!
Kev

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quick and dirty
http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f49/drews-guide-better-photos-21143/

as for the basic late afternoon is the best time of the day for photos the light is the nicest. for the wheel never have the tire towards the camera. for backgrounds something that your truck stands out with. I've always like office buildings myself but drive around and have fun.

what kind of camera are you shooting with
 

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quick and dirty
http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f49/drews-guide-better-photos-21143/

as for the basic late afternoon is the best time of the day for photos the light is the nicest. for the wheel never have the tire towards the camera. for backgrounds something that your truck stands out with. I've always like office buildings myself but drive around and have fun.

what kind of camera are you shooting with
okay great man thanks thats a good write up, ill see what i can do
and i just have a basic digital camera, but im somewhat of a photoshop guru so i can easily edit photos to improve them
 

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but I'm wondering if anyone had some tips for taking photos of our truck that'll make it stand out and look good?
get out of the driveway. trucks always looks better being used.
 

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once you step up to a DSLR when you can you do a lot less with photoshop and more with your eyes and camera.
 

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Even though I've been through about 8 SLR's now, you can really get wickedly creative even with a point-n-shoot, use natural light, get crazy with angles, lay on the ground, get up high, put a tire on a rock, turn the wheels, ... :) watch the shadows.

If using a point n' shoot and want to get that "object in focus" blurred background/foreground affect, back clear up and zoom all the way in, it's gotta have an optical/mechanical zoom to get this affect in the middle of the day.

Try to get all of the truck and a little bit of the background around the edge of the frame on close up shots, don't cut things off like my signature photo below (lmao)
 

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I think there's actually a photo taking thread in the off topic section. Some of these guys are pretty good. What kinda photo chops do you do? Post some stuff up, lets see.
 
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