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What's my favourite Season to photograph cars

Updated: Apr 3



What's my favourite season to photograph cars? Keep watching to find out what my favourite time of year is to photograph cars.


Spring

Lexus LS400 | Side Profile
Lexus LS400 | Side Profile

Would you call Spring the beginning of the year? No. The year begins in January, once the weather begins warms up, and salt gritters (hopefully) disappears.


The car selling season peaks in March with the advent of new registration plates. It's a status symbol. That means for the first months of March, I avoid showrooms for packed-out lots and getting in the way of customers.

Trees grow back their leaves - Bringing out a more vibrant green landscape. And, Cherry Blossom trees give a unique palette of colours. Plus, they have a unique appearance.


The most exciting part about Spring weather is its volatility. It could be sunny for one minute, then dramatic rainfall the next minute. And snowy on the same day.


Summer

Jaguar E-Type Convertible S3 | Cream | Rear Three quarters
Jaguar E-Type Convertible S3 | Cream | Rear Three quarters

Do you love the Summer warmth and atmosphere? Yeah. Though the weathers either boiling or raining heavily. You've got more chances to photograph classic cars and supercars.


Though you're more likely to get harsher shadows - You can work that to your advantage. I prefer my shadows tamer. Highlights can also get intense when you're photographing the subject.

Porsche Taycan Turbo S | White | Rear three quarter poster
Porsche Taycan Turbo S | White | Rear three quarter poster

When it's rainfall, it provides a fun challenge on photographing cars because you want to keep your camera safe from condensation. You're rewarding with dramatic pictures.


Though dealerships have one, or two sale events, they tend to be quieter. But, the windows around the vehicles blowout the highlights.


Autumn

Citreon Saxo | JSCC
Citreon Saxo | JSCC

What's your favourite aspect of Autumn? Autumnal leaves. It's a warming feeling seeing the trees go into various vibrant shades from purples, reds and even golds.


The nights get darker day by day. That's why I got a tripod to photograph at dealerships or evening car meets. So I can have a lower ISO and shutter for better quality pictures. Yup!

Citreon Saxo | JSCC
Citreon Saxo | JSCC

Dealerships end their selling season in September. Though not as popular as March, I'd steer clear of showrooms for a few weeks because you wouldn't get the best chances of photographing cars.


Winter

Mercedes AMG GLE63S Coupe | Metallic Red | Front three quarters
Mercedes AMG GLE63S Coupe | Metallic Red | Front three quarters

Why would I photograph cars in the Winter? I'm crazy. Not necessarily - With its limited amount of daylight and chilly weather. Wintertime seems like the worst time to photograph cars.


The best advantage of photographing cars in Winter is that dealerships are the quietest. And, the daylight is scarce. Perfect when I'm photographing cars in showrooms at night.

Mercedes AMG E53 | Mango Grey | Rear three quarters
Mercedes AMG E53 | Mango Grey | Rear three quarters

The car show season starts to simmer due to potholes and salt gritters. But, you get a fresh or moody atmosphere when you're doing photoshoots.


Conclusion

Citreon Saxo | JSCC
Citreon Saxo | JSCC

Each season complements One another. It's like the yin to the yang. Colours tend to pop better on a warm Summer's day to a sub-zero Winter Sunset.


The grass starts to pop, the variety of performance and classic cars come out of hibernation. Cherry blossom trees begin to bloom. I love the variety of warm colours and the welcoming feeling of Autumn. I don't have a favourite season to photograph cars.


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