Welcome to Learn To Shoot Cars

Hi there, I’m Elvis, creator of Learn To Shoot Cars. If you desire to get a start with automotive photography but don’t know where to start, this is the page for you.

For me and the LTSC community, we focus on providing everyone an equal opportunity to get started creating beautiful images by showing you everything you need to know about your camera and the programs we use to edit our images to make them look even better.

My belief in helping you learn is simple: Share the truth, be honest, work hard, and lead by example. That’s what I’m all about, and that’s what Learn To Shoot Cars is all about.
 

The Truth About Automotive Photography

There are all sorts of photography genres out there, but none of them compare to automotive photography. We all share the passion for cars and photography. If you don’t have a love for cars then automotive photography won’t work for you.

There is something about those body lines and all those curves on a car that make it so appealing to us car fanatics. We’re not just photographers, we’re car lovers. It is a connection that can’t be understood by anyone who doesn’t have the passion for cars.

Automotive photography takes your love for cars and your love for photography and brings them together into one beautiful art form.
 

What You Need to Know Before You Get Started

I know you’re anxious to get started with your automotive photography journey, but there a few things you need to know before you get started.

  • It is a very competitive field (not easy to make a living)
  • There are thousands of photographers working for free (gotta be better than them)
  • Equipment gets very expensive (unless you stick to the basics)
  • Programs are very expensive (unless you don’t want to edit)
  • It is a steep learning curve (that’s why LTSC exists)
  • Get prepared to spend hours in front of a camera and in front of a computer (invest in comfortable shoes and a comfortable chair)

Are you still interested? Great, let’s get you started!

You will need the following items:

  • DSLR camera
  • At least one lens
  • Tripod
  • Lighting
  • Decent computer
  • Adobe CC (Lightroom and Photoshop)
  • Time
  • Patience


 

Learning The Basics

There are some things about your camera that you absolutely must learn when you first pick it up. You must master the basic fundamentals. It’s not as easy as pointing the camera and pressing a button. That’s what most non-photographers seem to think it’s all about.

How to Piss Off a Photographer 101

Wow you have such a nice camera, no wonder you take great pictures.

 
Let’s start with your first lessons on using a camera. Read these thoroughly and you will already be in the game:

 
Exposure Triangle
CameraModes
JPEG vs RAW - car photography
 

Stay Up To Date

If you are still excited to become an automotive photographer I highly recommend signing up for the newsletter so you can stay up to date with the newest tutorials, interviews, gear reviews, and tips that we already send out to thousands of our subscribers weekly. If you sign up and for some reason don’t like what you receive in these weekly emails you can always unsubscribe at any time you like, the choice is yours. We will never pressure you to do anything, we just want to help.
 


 

I Appreciate You

I’m here for you as both a guide and as a friend.

I want to hear your stories. I want to know how else I can help you. I want the LTSC experience to be our experience, together. That’s how we all learn and grow together, including me.

I do my best to respond to emails. I treat everyone equally. And I firmly believe that I’m not special, just a normal guy who enjoys working hard and working smart. In everything I do here with Learn To Shoot Cars, I truly want to make the internet a better place.

– Elvis