A few weeks ago, I met Marsha Ingrao via her online blog and found some pretty interesting information on photography and classic cars (among other topics.) Marsha is a regular contributor to photo challenges. As a retired educator, she continues to share her expertise with bloggers on her site, Marsha Ingrao – Always Write.
I usually post my Lens-Artists Photo Challenge responses on Thursday, however since I am hosting the challenge this week, I have already posted this week’s challenge on its opening day, July 3. I thought today would be a great time to share some tips on processing car show photos for those who are into classic cars. Cropping vehicles that are surrounded by other vehicles or extraneous background objects is one of the banes of photographers who attend car shows. Marsha’s tips on cropping and eliminating unwanted backgrounds are actually worthwhile for many subjects, not just automobiles.
Without further introduction, I present Marsha Ingrao and her take on car photo techniques with an eye for posting them for photo challenges.
#BrightSquare: Four Tips to Take and Create Better Car Show Photos
#Prescott Car Show #7 Mostly Orange
Today is mishmash day in this series of car show photos. I will also address techniques I’ve learned for taking more professional looking car show photos – or sometimes in my case – what not to do.
Look don’t touch
It’s always a good idea to take CLEAR pictures of the identification cards or record shots. In this case, I was just browsing not photographing a car show professionally. They had attached the card by placing it under the windshield wiper. Since the owner was not present, I couldn’t touch the car to get a better view. If you get too close, you could scratch it with your coat zipper or an extra camera. Vince estimated that it was a late 1930s Plymouth.
continue reading her post from her site here>https://tchistorygal.net/2021/04/26/brightsquare-how-to-crop-car-show-photos/
When you finish, be sure to look around Marsha’s blog for tips on blogging, interviews with other bloggers, and her Writer’s Quotes Wednesday Writing Challenges.