Automotive Photography or car photography is a very unique field for photographers. How many times you see a photo of a car on a billboard, magazines, newspapers, and online ads. It’s almost everywhere, right!
Waleed Shah a Fuji-X-Photographer will show his techniques of understanding the car dynamics and how to capture the car in many different ways, from static shots to fake rolling shots to actual rolling shots.
In this online photography course, Waleed will explain the art of automotive photography and showing us case studies from clients such as Audi Middle East and more.
Then we will take a small ride to an awesome location with a Maserati Levante and Waleed will be teaching you how to take photos in an outdoor location so you can deliver to the client.
Then in front of Art and Creativity’s office, we will have a Ferrari Portofino where Waleed will explain the composite technique giving as a fine art picture of a beast car. Afterwards back in the studio where you see how all these are images are processed and ready for the world to see these amazing cars.
Automotive Photography – Online Course Description
How to start your business as a paid photographer? Waleed will tell you the story of his career how did he start and how did he get better and better. What made him start shooting people and how did he start shooting commercials too. What he learned and wanted to share his experience with you is that: “Nobody is going to hire you for something you haven’t done before. So go out there experiment with whatever resources you have, put out good work, and people or marketer will start seeing their brand in your work.” Why did he start shooting cars? And how did he start experimenting with his own car? How to be there in the industry all the time?
The camera and the lenses he use and why does he uses it? Why did he switch to medium and what are the main advantages of these types of cameras and the advantage of his camera over the other medium format cameras? How many lenses does he always have in his bag and which ones does he prefer? Then he will talk about the importance of polarizing filters? Which lens should you use for the macro? When it comes to lighting which light does he uses outdoors specially. Waleed Shah will also talk about the tripods and the tethering. He will also answer the audience question which could be what you always wanted to ask him 😉
In this chapter he will talk about static shots of cars photography, real rolling shots, post-produced rolling shots, and one light composites.
Static shots: there is a standard angle set that you should get to cover all the angles, then you can be as creative as you like. Do you need aerial shots? And why? How to mix static and moving shots? Benefits of n d filter. How to make a composite shot that fits a billboard campaign? He is going to show you a commercial shoot video, the preparation for it, and how to get everyone to approve the picture on site. He will answer the Q&A at the end regarding natural light vs artificial light.
He loves this type of shoots a lot it’s all about the camera work less about the post processing. How to adjust the shutter, the filters, and adjust the sun to get it where you actually want it in the photo. How to adjust your framing so that everything could look natural and maintaining the natural size. He will also show you some real rolling shots that he captured on camera and he will explain how he did each one.
He will talk about one light composites in photography and how does it in detail in photoshop step by step for a bunch of cars. If you learn these techniques you could shoot cars anywhere. How to be creative and add elements in your photos. This provides advanced learning for the photography course.
On location demonstration for a car shoot, where Walid Shah will explain step by step a Maserati photo shoot. First, he will start with a static shot bearing in mind what the client usually asks for, because it’s really important to get what the client wants for a billboard commercial or for social media.
The steps he follows to shoot the car and what extra gear he uses to overcome reflection and adjust his lines. He also teaches you how to choose a location with a nice depth.
The instructor in this lesson of the automotive photography course will show us in detail how to capture a moving car. How should you drive the car and freeze the motion to capture that exciting shot you are after? Which lens should you use to get a deeper background? How to check the pictures on-site to make sure you have what you want. understanding your camera settings properly will help you a lot to get that amazing picture we are all after. And again, you have to think about what you are going to use this picture for commercial or social
Paying attention to small details in composition and car positions make a lot of difference in contexts the lights in the image.
On site detailed shoot also of a fake rolling shot. There are Two ways to make a rolling car shot, which he will show you.
A detailed explanation of How to control the shutter speed to fit the rolling shot? What should you add to your camera and why? Then we will see Waleed in action to get that rolling shot. During this action, he will explain how to overcome all the difficulties during this type of shoot. After he got his money shot it’s a wrap and we will move on to post-processing. Advance your photography skills with more techniques of car photography.
The photographer will start working in the Lightroom, he will start doing the pictures we shot previously in the course. He will show you how to choose the pictures you should edit and according to what. Then he will move to photoshop to start the retouching, which he will show you in detail. How to deal with the license plate numbers. He will show you a trick to get the right color for your car. How to save the file you have been working on to decrease its size is something important too. Adjusting colors and shadows is something he will talk about in detail.
Waleed will show us how to make the car looks longer, not shorter. Also, he will show you how to bring out more shadows to the car. How to get rid of road signs and clean the road if it’s not already spotless. Where and How to adjust the motion blur is very important too. It’s a pretty straight forward procedure you just have to see it once to know how it’s done.
We are outside shooting our Ferrari with a one light composite. And to be able to teach you better Waleed Shah will shoot it as if it was a portrait so he can light different pieces then put it all together. He will show you how to take pictures of the car in a way that makes it easy for you to align it in photoshop. He will also talk about how to keep the camera always steady and still. And what to do if you couldn’t keep the camera still? He will also make two exposures with and without strobes. He will work step by step until he captures all the angles of the car especially the headlights because headlights are considered the eyes of the car. He will also use the same technique to get the break lights.
He will show you step by step how to transform all these images we took from all the angles into one beautiful final image. He will also show you when do you need a retoucher so you can have an even better image. Finally, the automotive and car photography course will put you on the right track in learning photography for cars.