Car Photography: simple, creative ways to make your Toyota look like a Ferrari

Car Photography: simple, creative ways to make your Toyota look like a Ferrari

Classic Car Photography: Get the look

We tweaked the flat and dull looking raw image taken straight from the camera to give it more ‘oomph’. Here’s what we did…

Car Photography: get the look - step 1

Original
This ‘straight out of the camera’ shot lacks contrast or any punch in the colours. At this stage, it only has the strength of the composition, moody sky and interesting background.

 

Car Photography: get the look - step 2

Levels
To increase contrast, the Levels sliders were pulled towards the centre of the histogram. We also decided to reduce the slight blue cast by desaturating the blue channel.

 

Car Photography: get the look - step 3

Darken
To get a moodier look we did some selective dodging and burning, creating that classic ‘vignetting’ look around the car. We also boosted the red colour using the Hue/Saturation Tool.

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