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How to Photograph Car Interiors
Tim Wallace
with Tim Wallace
How to Photograph Car Interiors
lessons: 11 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 42min
published: 2013
watched: 1554 Member Views
How to Photograph Car Interiors
with Tim Wallace
Have you ever wondered how to light the inside of a car when you hardly have any room to move? Wonder no more and learn from the best in the business! Join Tim Wallace and Scott Kelby as they show you step-by step how to light and shoot a car's interior using a Porsche Panamera as the subject. The key to lighting is all about the angles, and once you get the lighting right it frees you up to just focus on nailing the best composition. You'll get to see every step in the process through Tim's eyes as he shares his secrets for setting up the lights, highlighting the important details, and finding the right camera angle to make each automobile look its very best. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

Join Tim in the Kelby Training offices as he introduces the class and goes over what this class is all about.

5min, 25sec
lesson 2: Equipment

There are many considerations to take into account in this type of shoot. Tim goes over the equipment he is using and why, and introduces Scott Kelby who will join him on the shoot.

12min, 28sec
lesson 3: Location

Tim and Scott finish reviewing the shots and wrap up the class with some stories for how to move forward.

2min, 53sec
lesson 4: Camera Position

Choosing your camera position is the first, and possibly most important, decision you will make. All other decisions fall out from there.

7min, 9sec
lesson 5: Positioning the First Light

You don't need a traditional photographic studio to shoot car interiors if you have the right approach.

4min, 29sec
lesson 6: Taking Test Shots

The placement of this light will provide the foundation to start building up the lighting for the shoot.

16min, 38sec
lesson 7: Placing a Second Light

You want to evaluate your lighting by taking test shots and adjusting accordingly. Tim and Scott discuss the differences between shooting tethered or just using the LCD on the back of the camera. Once you have placed the light you can relax and focus on composition.

11min, 46sec
lesson 8: Placing a Third Light

The goal of this second light is to add a bit of fill light to the main light inside the car.

10min, 1sec
lesson 9: Engine Shot

The third light is just to add in a little more light in a few problem areas.

14min, 33sec
lesson 10: Image Review, Part 1

Commercially, the engine is included as part of shooting the interior. Photographing the engine brings a new set of challenges, which will vary widely based on the engine you are photographing.

11min, 28sec
lesson 11: Image Review: Part 2

Tim and Scott sit down with all of the photos from the shoot and discuss what works and what doesn't.

13min, 45sec
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meet  Tim Wallace
One of the World's Foremost Automobile Photographers
Tim Wallace is a commercial advertising photographer based in England. He works with many high-end clients such as Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Chevrolet, and Mustang. He is able to capture the beauty of the car along with its personality and soul. Tim has won awards such as British Commercial Photographer of the Year and UK Motor Industry Photographer of the Year.
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