How To Take Good Car Photos

How to take good photos of your car

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Online valuations have revolutionised the car-selling process for millions of people in the UK and beyond. 

Armed with little more than a reg number, mileage details, and some photos of your car, online car sellers like Sell 2 Swansway can offer an accurate and representative valuation, letting you sell your car quicker than ever before. 

Entering your reg and mileage is easy enough, but when it comes to taking pictures of your car, not everyone is a natural photographer. So how can you take good photos of your car?

Well, that’s what we’re here to help with today. 

At Sell 2 Swansway, part of our super simple car-selling process involves taking pictures of your car.  And although we’ll guide you through the process, there are a few extra tips and tricks to consider if you want your car’s photos to really come through. 

How to take good photos of your car: Location

If you want to take some good photos of your car, make sure it’s somewhere that keeps it in focus. 

For example, a cluttered background can distract, so find an open, tidy space that allows the car to take centre stage. If you’re thinking of taking a photo of your car in the driveway, double check to see if the driveway could use a bit of a tidy up first. 

Similarly, a clean, neutral background will complement your car’s features better, allowing potential buyers to focus on its design and condition. 

How to take good photos of your car: Light

We’re not suggesting you turn your car photos into something that Monet would blush at, but poor lighting conditions may render your photos useless. We’re all about simplicity and a hassle-free process at Sell 2 Swansway, so how can you use light to your advantage when taking good photos of your car? 

Two words: Natural light.

Sunlight will bring out the very best of your car - especially when compared to your phone’s flash. You have to capture your car from a variety of angles, and daylight will let you do so in the most flattering light. 

Use your phone’s flash if you need to, but keep in mind that it might cause some unsightly reflections that lower the quality of your photos. 

How to take good photos of your car: Remember all the details

It’s important to remember that you’re not participating in a beauty contest for your car. When it comes to selling, taking a ‘good’ photo involves highlighting its flaws and imperfections, too. How else would we know what price to offer you? 

Any scratches, scuffs, dents, and dings should be highlighted clearly, as well as other aspects of your car such as the condition of your tyres. 

Transparency is in your best interest when it comes to taking photos of your car. It will usually get another once-over when we come to collect, and if there is any cosmetic damage that wasn’t noted during your valuation, it might affect the price or invalidate the sale altogether. 

We’re all about keeping things simple and offering you a fair and competitive valuation  for your car , so make sure any imperfections are noted.

Ready to sell your car online?

If you’re ready to sell your car online with Sell 2 Swansway, and are confident you can take the absolute best photos, then we’re confident you’ll enjoy the most convenient process and the best price. 

So, what are you waiting for? Sell 2 Swansway offers a seamless and convenient way to sell your car. In fact you can get your car valued right now without even leaving your sofa ! 

With our quick and simple car valuation tool, you can get a fair quote for your car guaranteed for 7 days. No rush, no pressure, and we’ll even collect the car straight from your drive. 

Embrace the most convenient way to sell your car with Sell 2 Swansway today, get started now!

 

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Beth Parry

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