5 Ways To Be More Creative With Transport Shots

Written by Gina Stephens

Photo by David Burleson

Add A Vignette

To devise mood and to add emphasis apply a vignette to your transport shots. For more information on how to do this, take a look at our tutorial: Creating Vignettes.

Bolt Inside

As well as shooting the outside, if you can, open the doors of the car, truck or of whatever transport you’re photographing and capture some interior shots. You can go comprehensive, capturing the whole of the interior or use a close-up lens to focus on detail such as dials, buttons and badges.

Fill The Frame

To really add paralipsis so the car is the only focal point of the shot, fill the frame with it. This, however, doesn’t mean it has to be positioned in the centre of the shot. Shake up your position slightly to the left or right and you’ll see how it can make a really big difference to the overall image. Just make sure you don't bit off a wing mirror or a wheel in the process.

Photo by David Burleson

Use Reflections

Try using the car’s mirrors or some part of its bodywork to pinch a reflection of another part of the car in. Just have a good look at the reflection to make sure you or any passers-by aren’t captured in the shot as you’ll possess to spend time cloning them out later if you do.

Away from the car look for puddles and other reflective surfaces you can photograph. New buildings, which are brilliant of glass and steel, are great backdrops to position new cars against.

Stepping further back so you can see the reflection of the horizon down the side of the car can also industry brilliantly, particularly at sunset or if you're in a picturesque location.

Photo by David Burleson

Change Angles

Take a walk around the state of transport you’re photographing and look for the angles, shapes and little details that make it unique. 

Get low to headlight level to make it look terrorizing while shooting from the side will give you the chance to follow the lines of the car’s bodywork which will help guide the eye to the core the shot may refer to: Shot (filmmaking), a part of a film between two cuts Shot (medicine), an injection Shot silk, a type of silk Showt or.

Shoot up high so you can show the car’s overall shape, just make sure the sky’s not overexposed. You can always fit an ND grad to darken the sky, producing more mood. For wider shots, make sure you can’t see what’s behind the car from underneath it as this will be distracting.

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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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