40 Beautiful Examples of Car Photography

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If diamonds are womens’ best friends, cars and supercars are certainly men’s. These mean machines are attractive in many ways; the styles (interior and exterior), the speed and even engine sound make them hard to resist. Just because not all of us can own one of our dream cars, that doesn’t stop us from taking the best shot out of them.

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Car photography is no easy task. Different techniques are used depending on whether they are prowling on the streets or stay put right before your lens. For amateur photographers, it takes great patience and a lot of practice before you can truly bring out the action and elegance in car photography. Panning shots is one of the most challenging things I’ve encountered while doing car photography. Choosing the background is important; the correct background can either gives your car a clear contrast or it can create significant dramatic effect. You don’t want to have a photo of your car blending into the complex city background or a sports car that looks stationary.

In today’s post, I’ve collected a total of 40 great looking shots of cars and I hope you’ll be inspired. Lastly I’d like to borrow this proverb from Curt Scott:

"A picture may indeed be worth 1,000 words, but one good photograph of your car is worth 10,000 crappy snapshots."

That’s what I thought about car photography. Full list after jump.

Mini Cooper
Created by folks at BMW, Mini cooper is the most successful since the original Mini. Mini cooper is available in 4 different variants, respectively Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman and Countryman.

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Jaguar XK120
XK120 is an old vintage sports car first introduced by Jaguar in 1948 after it’s predecessor Jaguar SS100. The number 120 attached to the model name represent the top speed (120 mph) and XK120 was the fastest car ever made at it’s time.

Nissan 35OZ
2 seater Nissan sport car better know as the Nissan Fairlady Z.

Nissan GT-R (R35)
With a top speed of 193 mph or 311 km/h and capable of reaching 97 hm/h in 3.2 second, this notorious machine is certainly born to race.

Hummer H3T
Produced by General Motors (GM). Standing at 1.5meters tall, it is a midsize pickup truck based on the H3 model and is used as a media diversion from the Hummer H3.

Audi A6
The Audi A6 is 4 door executive car produced by the German automaker AUDI AG. It is available in both saloon, and Avant (Audi’s term for an estate) body styles.

Holden Coupe 60
The stunning Coupe 60 concept car is based on the underpinnings of the VE Commodore, a creation of Holden to celebrate their 60th anniversary of car manufacturing.

Iso Grifo 7
Created by the Italians in 1969, the Iso Grifo is a 2 door coupe with amazing horsepower of 400bhp at 52 rpm. It runs at a top speed of 186mph. A true Italian beauty, American muscle.

Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4
This Bugatti Veyron is a mid-engined full-sized grand touring car, one of the fastest and most expensive production road cars ever, with a top speed of 408.5 km/h (253.8 mph).

Isuzu DMAX
Much like a tri-athlete who can run, swim and bike, this car will enable you to drive through tough roads, load a variety of cargo and tow heavy leisure equipments like speedboat and horse carriers.

Chevrolet Camaro
Chevy’s 5th generation of Camaro shouldn’t much of a stranger to you. Remember Bumble-bee of Transformers? Camaro was also named the World Car Design of the Year at the World Car of the Year Awards.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
This super sports car embodies a blend of consummate automotive fascination and high tech. It also delivers a compelling mix of purist styling, consistent lightweight design and superior driving dynamics and at the same time – the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG fully lives up to all the expectations of hallmark Mercedes everyday practicality and optimum safety. A truely must-have car, if money is your luxury.

Smart Roadster Coupe Brabus
A hybrid of of individuality, small body size, attractive look and affordable price, the Smart Roadster is a must-have in the list of any sports car fans.

Ford V8 Pickup
Old is gold. This red 1936 Ford V8 Pickup is truely a classic of it’s days.

Audi RS4
The Audi RS4 quattro is the top tier and highest performing version of some specific generations of the Audi A4 range of automobiles. It is a sports-focused compact executive car, produced by Audi’s high-performance private subsidiary quattro GmbH, in limited numbers, for German car manufacturer AUDI AG, part of the larger Volkswagen Group. (wiki)

Lamborghini Murcielago LP640
Introduced by it’s manufacturer Lamborghini in 2006, this is a one of it’s own supercar. Comes in a standard coupe or convertible roadster.

Opel Vectra C
Also known as the Chevrolet Vectra, Holden Vectra or Vauxhall Vectra. It is available in 4-door saloon, 5-door hatchback and 5-door estate.

BMW E64 6 Series
Introduced in Autumn 2003 in Frankfurt Motor Show by German car manufacturer BMW. It comes as either a coupe or cabriolet (convertible) and in several engine variants ranging from a 3 litre straight-6 to 5 litre V10 in the M6 model. (wiki)

Spyker C8 Aileron
Equipt with an Audi 4.2 litre V8 engine and running at top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph), the dutch production Spyker C8 is one beautiful machine not to be missed on the street. It cost around $200,000 if you must know.

Dodge Caliber
The Dodge Caliber is a compact car produced by the Dodge division of Chrysler. It replaced the Neon, and went on sale in the spring of 2006 as a 2007 model year vehicle. (wiki)

Porsche Carrera GT
Porsche’s Carrera GT was a final production version of the concept car first seen at the 2001 Paris Auto Salon andthen released on 2004. It was Porsche’s first limited production supercar since 959 production stopped in 1988. On a side note, there are only about 1500 Porsche Carrera GT on the streets everywhere in the world.

TVR Tuscan Speed 6
Manufactured by TVR in 1999, the Tuscan Speed 6 sports car is equipt with an inline six engine and fiberglass body over tubular steel chassis.

Ferrari f430
The Ferrari F430 was a sports car produced by the Italian automaker Ferrari from 2004 to 2009, as a successor to the 360. It debuted at the 2004 Paris Motor Show. (wiki)
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Audi TT Coupe
Two-door sports car introduced in 2006, Audi TT’s name is named after the Tourist Trophy motor-sports event held on the Isle of Man, in which a predecessor of the Audi brand competed. The price of a brand new Audi TT Coupe starts at $36,000.

BMW 335i Sedan
Rear-wheel drive, 300 horsepower, 3.0 liter 6-cylinder engine. This 3-series of BMW cost around $41,000 and it’s a great choice for executives. Note: The 2nd image is a 7-series and the 3rd is a 5-series.

Saab 9-3
Saab 9-3 is great car often overlooked as we are flooded with choices of vareity of nice cars. The fact of the matter is, Saab have some edge over many entry-level luxury out there. It is economical, spacious and safe.

Ferrari Enzo
Introduced and build in the year 2004, Ferrari enzo is build using the Formula One engine. It is named after it’s company’s founder Enzo Ferrari. This 2-seater supercar is really the state of the art production and there’s only 400 of this masterpiece worldwide.
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