Huseyin Erturk, professional automotive photographer and Instagram star, sat down with GQ Magazine and fessed up to his biggest pet peeves and unexpected perspective when it comes to taking photos that highlight the hottest rides tearing up the streets.
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A View From The Bridge
“Sometimes eye level works, but it’s worth trying to get low or trying high angles,” said Erturk.
The man behind the camera is known to seek out a second-floor bird’s eye view, and can be found roaming around places his experience has taught him luxurious cars often drive by.
“Shooting from above is always fun. That point of view, it’s more unique. Especially when you capture a car in motion. It’s like you’re the drone.”
Time To Shine
“If you’re planning on shooting, shooting when the light isn’t harsh helps.”
In case you decided to ignore this piece of advice handed by the professional photographer and went ahead with the photoshoot when the sun is at its peaking heat and shine, Erturk suggest the following:
“I usually use the iPhone’s default camera app, because it’s quick to get into. And I usually play with the exposure on the app.”
You Need To Filter
“For filters, I use VSCO Cam. I think it has the most tasteful selection, from black-and-white to color stuff. There’s only one Instagram filter that I really like: Ludwig. It has that retro look, but it’s not full-bore. And I definitely dial it back.”
Stalking Is An Art
If you come across a special sight or a rare car about to drive your way, do not stand idly and wait for the perfect opportunity to snap a shot.
Instead, set to roll right past this photographer trick called panning, since you swivel as the car rumbles by.
“I’ll just hold down the shutter button and pan with the car, and most of the time I’ll get the shot. The light has to be low—like, sunset. If it’s really bright, you can’t do it with your phone.”