How To Capture and Edit NEXT LEVEL Car Photos

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How To Capture and Edit NEXT LEVEL Car Photos

    Wanna learn car photography?

    Tom and Elliot take you to Iceland and teach you everything they know about planning, shooting, and editing stunning car photos. Whether you want a memorable shot of your adventure rig, your sports car, or are looking to get into car photography, this lesson is for you. Whether you’re shooting for a brand or your personal car, this class will teach you the technical side of how to shoot jaw-dropping car photos.

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    SKU: m-lesson-005

    What You'll Learn

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      Intro to Capture and Edit NEXT LEVEL Car Photos

      Let’s get this thing started! We’re in Iceland about to go take some insane photos of a Land Rover Defender. You’ll meet Tom and Elliot before buckling your seatbelts for the lesson ahead!

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      Pre Production & Gear

      From proper planning to having the right gear, this section goes over what Tom and Elliott bring to every shoot. We’ll go over what gear is essential (and what gear isn’t), how to choose a car, and how to pick locations based on your vehicle.

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      Shooting Car Portraits

      This section covers an entire shoot, beginning to end. We mob up an Icelandic road, scout locations and show you how Tom and Elliot shoot them. This segment goes over what focal lengths work for specific scenes, how to properly pose a car, how to compose with long lenses, bringing story into your car images, and what lenses are the most flattering for vehicles.

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      Utilizing Motion Blur

      To shoot cars well, you have to be able to capture them in motion. This section is all about creating dynamic photographs of the Defender doing what it does best — blasting down trails and smashing puddles. Here, we’ll go what settings to use for capturing cars in motion, proper panning techniques to create motion blur, how to capture the story of the car in motion, and how to capture tracking shots.

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      Capturing Cars in Motion

      Another way to achieve dynamic motion shots is to be moving with the car. In this section, Tom hops in the back of the Jimny to shoot the Defender cruising a beautiful private road in Iceland. We’ll go through which gear and settings work best, how to compose a dynamic shot, and how to best show the action.

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      Color Correcting: Tom's Look

      Tom gets a lot of questions about how he edits. In this segment, he breaks down his style and demonstrates how to achieve his look with 2 separate images.

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      Color Correcting: Elliot's Look

      Dramatic and minimal are the two words Elliot uses to describe his work. This segment breaks down how he achieves that unique look, taking you through his editing and decision making workflow.

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      Conclusion: Summarize What You Learned

      Wow. What a ride. We summarize the techniques taught and how you can apply them to your photography. Thanks for watching, now go download the extras!

    Class Extras

    Get more out of the lesson with 8 presets for desktop and mobile, Tom and Elliot's go-to Settings Guide & Posing Guide, and a Moment Shop discount.

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      8 Desktop & Mobile Presets

      Download Tom and Elliot's base presets, and the ones they created during the lesson to use and practice with while you watch.

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      Go-to Settings Guide and Posing Guide

      Tom and Elliot have included a go-to settings guide and posing guide for you to reference how they shoot automotive photography.

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    Meet Your Instructors

    Tom and Elliot are freelance photographers based in the UK. Obsessed with adventure, travel, and automotive photography, they can’t wait to show you everything they’ve learned in shooting photos for brands like Mercedes Benz, the North Face, BMW, Redbull, Ford, and Columbia.


    Elliot Simpson

    Hey, I'm Elliot (@elliotjsimpson), a freelance outdoor photographer and filmmaker based in the UK with a passion for nature and storytelling.

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    Tom Kahler

    Hi, I'm Tom (@tomkahler), a freelance photographer based in the UK specializing in outdoor and automotive photography.

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