Car and Truck Photography
Over at Photo- Boston, we are the number one source for vehicle photography. You may be wondering how there is even a market for this, but there is a huge following behind automobiles and especially photography in them. They even have a place in the business world! Think about how many cars you saw today, and how many you've drove by last week. And then think "No one bought any of these cars just reading a description on Craigslist..." every car is sold on two things: the description and the photo's associated with it.
We mentioned that car photography has a place in the business world. Again, you may question "How ?". But think about any successful business you've every visited, whether it was a restaurant and they catered or a home improvement store. Everyone has a company vehicle now! But yet more importantly, everyone has a website. Build more trust with your consumers. Show them your more than a company who uses their phone for professionalism, and have your vehicle pictures professionally shot.
Different cars are built for unique purposes. An off- road legend like a Jeep Wrangler will look right at home and tell a story. A beautiful white BMW with Red Leather interior will look entirely out of place on mud on rocks. A classy car like so, or an exotic for that matter, looks much better photographed in a city setting like Copley Square in Boston or by the Harbor. They show more of their flashy and upper class selves. We have wonderful experience and will always try to avoid awkward people walking behind, overly flashy lights, and other vehicles to distract your car from being the center of focus.
There is a lot that goes into any perfect shot from the photographer, and car's or truck's are no different. While we often recommend a clear blue sky and neutral tone for the best photography in Boston, we're switching things up quite a bit with this category. We find that an orange or blue hue associated with the most vehicle paints makes a nice collaboration together and brings out the personality of the car. But we understand that a lot of high end vehicles ( especially in Boston ) are often custom wrapped and finished in a Matte or Flat coating, for this we recommend more neutral lighting's to make up for the lack up color reflected.
Shooting a car isn't so different from shooting a human portrait. Every car has it's own unique details. They all have differently molded lights, grills and bumpers. Like the eyes, smiles and hair that make up your own unique headshot. But something that sets trucks and cars apart from humans is that they have two personalities to capture, with the interior and the exterior. The lines and materials make up the heart and brains of the vehicle.
What we recommend for the photoshoot: The car be professionally washed or even waxed and have an idea of where you want to have your photographed. Our top recommendations are: Boston Harbor, Any landscape near by, or even a commercial area in Boston.