Instagram is usually where we share the photos of ourselves, our homes, our travels, and everything else that may take our interest. Did you know that there are actually people that take photos of their car for the ‘gram? If you are a grease monkey this post is definitely one for you! Want to find out how to take Instagram-worthy photos of your car? Then read this post! #InstagramYourCar
Find the Right Time of Day
Lighting makes all of the difference when it comes to photography and photographing a car is no exception. If you’re going to give to have a photoshoot for your car then do so earlier in the day or later in the afternoon. Dawn or dusk are optimal because you avoid any harsh shadows created by the sun being higher up in the sky.
Another way to make sure that you have the best light is to focus on your angles. Get creative and find the best angles for a more creative look. Shooting a car straight on can be quite boring so work those angles and share all the details.
Speaking of #InstagramYourCar details…
Focus on the Details
Cars all have 4 wheels, doors, and windows. Overall, there are a lot of basic elements to vehicles, full stop. Focus on the details that make your car unique. Does your car have a leather interior to envy? Take photos of it! Is the dash stunning? Photograph that too!
Even though all cars have the same basic elements focus on the details that make each brand and model of car unique. Photograph the logo on the steering wheel or even showcase the unique shape of the grill.
Show Off What You Love About Your Car
My first vehicle was not like the cars that a lot of these youngsters drive nowadays. It was a second hand Ford Thunderbird and it was not in the best shape in or out. Despite that, it got me from point A to point B and that’s really what I wanted – freedom! My car wasn’t a looker by any means but it was mine and as a 19-year-old with a license, all I wanted to experience was independence behind the wheel.
Regardless of it often needing work – from brake replacement to a new transmission I treated that car with so much love and care. I made it mine and customised it with seat covers, steering wheel covers, floor mats, you name it! Sadly, I didn’t take any photos of it and now I completely regret it, so don’t do what I didn’t do.
Don’t worry, if you’re more visual then make sure to Pin the #InstagramYourCar infographic below!