Editing An Automotive Rig Shot

Posted: May 18, 2015

One of the biggest challenges I faced whilst learning Automotive Photography was the editing and post processing that follows a shoot. These skills became even more crucial after the purchase of my Carbon Fibre Camera Rig.

It makes life incredibly easy when wanting to add motion to your shots but it does come at a cost. The 6m long pole that’s left behind causing reflections and shadows a plenty! These all have to be edited out before the final colour adjustments and details are refined.

You can see below the before / after of a recent rig shot I did as part of the Charity Rig Shots I did for Charity Sporting Events.

Not many people realise the amount of work that goes into the final edit. One customer on the day asked if I could edit out a small scuff on their bumper. I chuckled to myself and made the light hearted reply “If I can edit out 6 meters worth of carbon fibre I’m sure I can take care of your scuff”.

For those of you who want to see the process with a little more detail, here’s a video!