How to Photograph Cars

How to photograph cars by James Mann
How to photograph cars book cover by James Mann


A brand new website by award winning professional car photographer James Mann for all photographers who want to improve their car photography for fun or business be it action, event, motorsport, restoration, museum, show or studio.

The original edition of How to Photograph Cars first appeared in 2002 and introduced professional car photographer James Mann to a generation of students, race goers, car guys and gals as well as pro’ hopefuls.

Through his informative and practical guidance many photographers have learned the tricks of the trade to help with their car photography whether they do it for fun or as a business through James’s straightforward advice.


The new edition brings technology right up to date with digital tips and chapters about retouching as well as the all the basic camera techniques that made the original edition a best seller .With easy to follow sections about how to shoot cars using all types of  equipment from camera phone to DLSR, James discusses the options for how to choose the best composition in the viewfinder, describes how to take pictures at indoor shows or museums as well as how to prepare your car for a shoot.

Simple to follow instructive text and images illustrate all aspects of professional car photography from shooting action images at an event, race track or rally, to behind the scenes access into a car infinity cove studio and how to shoot a magazine feature. With informative tips about panning, Car2Car or tracking, cornering and all the other skills you will need to make your automobile images stand out James Mann’s ‘How to Photograph Cars’ is a must have for all enthusiasts who want to improve their creative motoring imagery

For a fuller list of contents and excerpts from the book check out the chapter page  of this website here or go to James’s YouTube channel here to view the online tutorials.

The book is available here at a discounted price of £13.99 UK or €16.99  +P + P

Apologies I can no longer ship to the outside Europe.Please contact me if you would like to buy the book from me or go to your local Amazon page for a copy.

Follow the link to the ‘How to Photograph Cars’ YouTube channel for video tutorials or go to the video page of this website

Also you can check an interview I did with Only Motors here :

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