I have photographed a number of cars, in varying colors, but have never taken a crack at a black car. Photographing cars in general can have a certain level of difficulty due to the reflective nature of the paint, so you have to be aware of where everything is in relation to the camera to avoid those reflections. But with black you add the extra considerations with exposure and how easy it can be to blend the the car into the background.
This was my first attempt at photographing a black car, and I decided to try and do it using only natural light, and I didn’t help myself by trying to do it around sunset. Knowing this would not be the only time I would have to photograph this car, I figured it would help me with learn what I need to do, and where flash might help me out in future shoots.Read details