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How autism improves my car photography productivity.

Do you wonder how autism improves my productivity with photography? Nope. Tough luck, here's how autism improves my automotive photography productivity.

Single focus

Having a single focus allows me to focus on one task at a time. Whether, that's photographing a car, or scheduling a robotics post on social media.

Mazda MX-30 | Sonic Silver | Oakmere Mazda
Mazda MX-30 | Sonic Silver | Oakmere Mazda

I don't get too worried about procrastinating on social media while I'm editing an image.

Land Rover Deffender 130 | Adobe Lightroom
Land Rover Deffender 130 | Adobe Lightroom

How I use my full-focus to my advantage is when planning what photo I want to process on Adobe Lightroom. Or, what post I'm drafting and adding tags on my social media channels.

Having a map in your mind

When, I'm photographing cars, at a dealership or event. I have a map in my head to maximise the photographic opportunities in the location.

I'm thinking in my head:

  • How much time do I have to photograph the cars in this area?

  • Do I have enough space to photograph my subject?

  • How many people are around my subject?

  • Is the motor worthy of a picture if it's swarmed with people?

  • How quick can I edit this photo?

My favourite situation is to photograph at car dealerships on a quiet overcast afternoon. But, I do have to way the Disadvantages:

  • Will this Bollard distract from the photo?

  • Am I getting in the way of any cars when I'm photographing the subject?

Lexus RC300h F-Sport | Radient Red | Lexus Stoke
Lexus RC300h F-Sport | Radient Red | Lexus Stoke

However, I get a wider variety of cars to take pictures of when I go to a meet or festival. Suppose there are lots of people around the car. I'll take a miss.

  • How I map the location in my head efficiently is to. Take a minute. What're the most exciting vehicles in the location?

  • Then to go around the location in a clockwise or zigzag way around the autos.

  • If there are lots of people around the car, I ask? Is the car unique enough for a picture? If not - move on.

  • Finally, if the owner wants a conversation about there vehicle - talk about what you like about their vehicle and let the talk flow naturally.

Frame the picture

Whilst I'm framing my image at a showroom or dealership I'm considering:

  • How much space have I got around the vehicle? If so, can I use my portrait lens?

  • Is car around lots of people to edit and edges of other vehicles?

  • Can I remove unnecessary distractions to the background of the motor?

  • Most of these question I ask before I capture images of the car. I complete my queries on Lightroom, later Photoshop.

  • Finally, once the picture is ready to serve. How do I frame do I use for social media? Whether it's square or portrait format.


Planning my day - hour by hour helps me extract the most of the day and helps keep me focused. I tend to focus on one task (do two if I'm exercising) till the job is complete. I use my full-focus when I'm editing a photo or drafting a post for my social media sites.

When I'm outside, I tend to have an idea on what route I want to photograph the cars—I.e. clockwise or, zigzags. I've can also pivot if the location is bustling with people.

Finally, when photographing my subject. I've got to consider framing the photo, but also consider minimising the distractions before i remove them in post-production.

Seat Leon Cupra TCR MK3 | Front three quarters
Seat Leon Cupra TCR MK3 | Front three quarters

How have you improved your productivity? Let me know in the comments below, and if you've found this article inspiring, please share it on your social media channels. Goodbye.

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