How to take photos of swirls

Discussion in 'Detailing Bliss Lounge' started by Nightrider4531, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Nightrider4531

    Nightrider4531 Any Rag Vehicle Washer

    I know its a really stupid question... But even with the flash off on my camera...still cant get a clear shot of swirl marks.... and vs versa with flash on....Any tips?
  2. Zechariaha

    Zechariaha Any Rag Vehicle Washer

    good question im curious to know the best method for this as well
  3. matrix_808

    matrix_808 DB Supporter

    Most of the time the camera will focus on the reflection and not the paint itself. You can try putting something like tape or your finger on the paint so that the camera focuses on that instead.

    IF not get an SLR manual focusing makes swirl pictures MUCH easier.
  4. vtec92civic

    vtec92civic Nuba Guru

    lighting is key as well as angles. using a point and shoot is great for capturing defects in the paint. so what i now do is point and shoot before and slr after.
  5. Bunky

    Bunky Guest

    In most cases, you have to use the camera in manual to get the correct exposure. You need to be sure the lighting for the swirls is at the proper angle to make them appear. It takes practice and be sure to take a lot of pics to get a good one.
  6. Legacy99

    Legacy99 Wax on..Wax off

    This was shot with simple point and shoot outside in the shade with a single 500w halogen light.

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