We're moving into a new warehouse and will be setting up a "interior car/truck/van dealership showroom".
One of the challenges is that we want to set something up that will not only make the cars look good on camera but in person.
I've done some research and know that lighting is the key to great car photos. Unfortunately, the space has next to zero natural light and the rest of the light is, uck, florescent. I've searched and searched for information on setting up a indoor showroom and haven't found squat. So I'm turning to the people who "see things with the most critical eyes", photographers, for advice.
Here are some quick pics of the space taken from a canon point and shoot. (but we have a older Canon DSLR for the car pics) The place is currently used for holding furniture which will all be cleared out and cleaned this week.
- What type of *fixed* lighting should we install?
- How high should the lighting be placed? (From the top of the 21' celing or closer to the car?)
- What colour(s) should we paint the walls?
- What colour should we epoxy the floor? light grey, dark grey, bright blue, etc. Black/white are out of the question as the cars will be moved all the time creating dust/dirt.
Any advice/experience you can offer would be much appreciated!!
Realistically, we don't have the time nor the budget to take studio quality shots. I can appreciate you guys take this stuff very seriously but for our purposes, we need something that we can setup once and forget about.
Edit: Don't know why it put "embarressed" in the subject? must be because i used that particular thread smilie.