If you’ve ever browsed online listings, you’ve probably come across something you liked and clicked to see more photos, only to be disappointed. Maybe all the seller put was one picture or several blurry photos taken with a low-quality phone camera. Needless to say, you didn’t buy the product. Low-quality images make products less appealing to buyers. But you won’t make this mistake if you use your iPhone the right way.

Since the first iPhone was released in 2007, the camera has only gotten better. You don’t have to be a professional photographer to take amazing pictures. Taking pictures at the right time, and focusing on the right things, can help you sell your car faster. If you’ve decided you no longer need your car or simply want to upgrade, this post will help. It explains how to photograph a car so you can sell it quickly.

1. Set Up Your Phone for the Photoshoot

Before you get started, familiarize yourself with your iPhone. iPhone photos have a minimum resolution of 3264 * 2448px. Your iPhone can shoot in JPEG format, but it’s better to take photos in the raw DNG format. Use an app like Camera+ or a virtual car customizer to make it easier to edit the shots. 

2.Time the Pictures 

Where and when you take the photos can make a big difference. Avoid snapping quick photos at midday. The sun’s light is too harsh, and this causes lens flare and makes photos look washed out. Also, avoid taking photos at night because your camera’s flash is no substitute for the sun.

The Golden Hour in photography is when the sun is rising and one hour before sunset. During this time, the sunlight’s warm glow enhances colors beautifully. If you can’t take photos during the golden hour, do so between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. 

3.Pick the Right Location

Research the best location for your car. For example, a luxurious sedan looks out of place on a racetrack. A beautiful location can turn a boring picture into a stunning piece of art. Pick a location that will make your listing stand out on used car sites. Public parks, secluded natural locations, and empty parking lots make the best backgrounds. They make your car the focal point in your photos. Avoid overhanging trees, tall buildings, or wires that cause unsightly shadows.

4.Choose the Right Angles

In photography, composition is everything. Composition refers to how the elements of a photo are arranged. Think about what makes your car stand out and find ways to show that with different camera angles. Cover the basic angles: the front, back, wheels, and the sides. Also, take a photo of the engine and tire tread.

Don’t forget the three-quarter view. Take a picture when looking diagonally at the car’s right corner or front left. It captures the front and side of the car while hiding the side panel reflections. Also, take photos of the seats, the shifter (to show if the car is manual or automatic), the stereo, and the steering wheel. A photo of the odometer shows prospective buyers the mileage reading matches the figure on your ad.

When in college, you may not always need a car. If you’re selling yours, take excellent pictures to increase its chances of getting bought. Don’t hide your car’s imperfections, and remember, good images are just as important as the wording you use on your advert.