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Dec 28, 2012 02:25 |  #1

I have recently shot these 2 cars and people have been telling me that I have their wheels facing the wrong way, though I was taught to have the tread facing the camera and not the wheel itself. Also, If you have any other suggestions or tips please share!

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Dec 28, 2012 07:04 |  #2

Keedo wrote in post #15415357 (external link)
... and people have been telling me that I have their wheels facing the wrong way, though I was taught to have the tread facing the camera and not the wheel itself.

Taught by who, & for what purpose?
I suppose it's OK if you're selling tires, but seeing the wheel instead is more interesting to me.


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Dec 28, 2012 08:49 |  #3

PhotosGuy wrote in post #15415701 (external link)
Taught by who, & for what purpose?
I suppose it's OK if you're selling tires, but seeing the wheel instead is more interesting to me.

Another photographer, he never really had a reason, he just said it looked better. Thank you for the input, from now on I will be showing the wheel and not the tread :)


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Dec 28, 2012 09:28 |  #4

Keedo wrote in post #15416005 (external link)
Another photographer, he never really had a reason, he just said it looked better.

Maybe he had a fetish? ; )


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Dec 28, 2012 10:54 |  #5

don't like that look with the tires, can't see them anyway.




  
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Dec 28, 2012 12:08 |  #6

You'll see on many automotive photography websites that you should never, ever see the tread in a car shot (as opposed to a tire shot). So that's the rule. But since it's a rule, my suggestion would be to be open to reasons to break that rule. You don't want your shots to look like everyone else, but break the rule deliberately, not accidentally. For example, this shot breaks that rule, and I did it to display a different, more casual attitude that I thought was more appropriate for that car. Others may disagree with the result, but that was my deliberate intent.

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Dec 28, 2012 12:22 |  #7

Keedo wrote in post #15415357 (external link)
though I was taught to have the tread facing the camera and not the wheel itself.

my tip would be to stop listening to whoever taught you that, though from a quick glance at your photostream this seems to be the only picture that displays this "technique" so now I'm left wondering if you're just trying to troll us.


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Dec 28, 2012 15:19 |  #8

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my tip would be to stop listening to whoever taught you that, though from a quick glance at your photostream this seems to be the only picture that displays this "technique" so now I'm left wondering if you're just trying to troll us.

No, I just got my lighting setup and I am finally actually testing out and practicing.


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Dec 28, 2012 15:32 |  #9

I'm probably getting more obtuse than necessary here, but I also remember an old adage for model photography where the model is supposed to point their foot at the camera (external link). For some reason, I'm always reminded of this when shooting cars, because the rule with cars is exactly the opposite. So that oddity helps me try to think in new ways when posing the car. Think of the tire as a foot, and you might come up with a different angle and attitude than you would have otherwise captured.


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