Help shooting a car

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  1. VaE39

    VaE39 TPF Noob!

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    I'm pretty new to photography and I've been doing a little practice with scenery. Now my new goals are automotive photography and portraits. My first take is shooting a car thats an alpine white color (Not bright white but not cream) Its a fairly new car 2003 and its a BMW. What are your suggestions for background on where to do it. What time during the day? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    BTW I'm armed with a Nikon D80 with a 50mmf/1.8.
    Any lens suggestions for car and portraits?
     
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    With a white car, shoot with a darker background, Sunrise/ Sunset is always the best time to shoot. I shoot cars and portraits with both the 24-70L and the 28-235 IS. Feel free to check out my flickr for ideas on cars or portraits n such.
     
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    I'd go wider... to accentuate the lines of the vehicle. We all see these cars from afar... you want to get in close.
     
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    Also make sure you get your white balance right - if you're filling the frame with the car your camera might mistakenly darken everything much like they can do when shooting snow scenes.

    Pete
     

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