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Focus On Close-Up and Macro Photography (Focus On series) by Clive Branson

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Chapter 5 : Subjects to Photograph

Automotive Photography

Art doesn’t have to hang in a gallery. It can be seen every day prowling the streets. It is through the innovative aesthetics of design that the car has evolved from an amorphous, utilitarian conveyance into a rolling, metallic sculpture. So how do you capture the personality of such machines? And how do you achieve this with close-up photography?

To begin with, most of us do not have the luxury of choosing the desired background to do a car shoot, nor do we have a hangar-sized, fully equipped studio to accommodate such vehicles. It’s all very well to have someone say, “Why didn’t you ...

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