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As your local trusted Mazda CX-3 dealers, we enjoy bringing you content that allows you to get the most out of your Mazda CX-3. One of the best things about owning a CX-3 is that it’s photogenic and it looks great anywhere. Many drivers would like to take great pictures of their cars, but it can be hard to get them to turn out like the top car review websites. In this article, we will take a closer look at car photography; this can also help you to sell your existing car and make an upgrade to the CX-3.
1. The Right Camera Equipment
Before you start to pour over camera reviews or wonder which tripod might suit you best, it’s worth mentioning that you probably own all the camera that you need already. Of course, we’re talking about smartphones, even models from a couple of years ago have a camera that will be perfectly fine for this type of photography. Many will also do a serviceable job as a video camera too if you can hold it steady enough. There are a plethora of gadgets to help you use your smartphone more effectively in this role, and even a simple selfie stick will allow you to capture some interesting angles. Many people have built a successful social media career on Instagram using only a decent quality smartphone. As you will see later, capturing a good car image is more a question of how you use your equipment rather than what you have.
2. Clean the Car
Unless you’re going for some kind of off-roading action shot it’s a good idea to clean and wax your car before you take any pictures. This will bring out the colours of the paintwork and emphasise those interesting design details. A dirty car looks bad enough in person, but in a photo, it will look really bad, and this is important if you’re taking pictures to sell the car.
3. Getting Ready to Shoot
It’s a good idea to avoid any fancy filter techniques that you may have on your particular smartphone. Position the car with the wheels pointing straight ahead, this will show off the rims and if you turn the steering wheel slightly it will look like the CX-3 is in motion. Take the pictures in natural light, a sunny day is the best way to capture some lovely paint details, but there are exceptions. Sometimes even taking the pictures on an overcast day can look great if the conditions are just right. What you need is evenly distributed natural light, and it may be necessary to experiment to get the best results. If you’re using a smartphone, don’t use a built-in flash because it will make the light too harsh and cold. Frame the shot horizontally, keep an equal amount of space around the car and take your pictures at headlight height for the best results.
If they are looking for a Mazda CX-3 for sale, Perth based drivers should contact Melville Mazda for a no obligation test drive.