Automotive Photography

by Stephanie Ford

1960 Cadillac Lone Star Roundup 2017

I Love Cars. I’ve always loved cars. Pretty sure I missed my calling and should’ve been a mechanic, but I chose to take pictures of them instead. It’s a little cleaner and I’d rather appreciate the mechanics of the parts through my lens not under my nails. I work for high-end dealerships like Bentley, Rolls Royce, Audi, Maserati, and Porsche of Austin and shoot around 10-20 cars a day from Lamboughenis to Toyotas. Every car consists of 25-40 different angles and shots, to make sure all parts are seen online to entice the consumer. After the day is done, I head home to edit and upload photos into a database that will appear on the dealership’s online sale inventory. If you love marketing and cars, this is a great way to perfect your craft and to get out from behind the confines of a desk. I’d much rather shoot these beautiful works of art in the sunlight! The job has a lot of creative freedom and the best part is that I get to drive every car I photograph. I also love to photographing vintage cars at local car shows. Check out my post from the Lone Star Round-Up that happens every year in Austin, Texas. It’s amazing to see the time, money, and detail each owner puts into the upkeep and creation of these hot rods and vintage beauties. It’s a trip down to hot rod heaven and is surely a great place to start practicing car photography. 

You never know where the road will take you! 

To see more of my work go to:



Here are a few samples of my work. These are the raw photos before editing that are then placed in a photoshopped background for the dealer.



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