Corvette: Year by Year1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976
1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988
1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
The technical term for this photo is "3/4 Front View". It's a popular car photo as it shows both the side and the front of the car. It's also quite common to the point of being a cliche.
Since nobody wants to be known as a cliche photographer, the solution is to do something different.
Although I'm not a fan of this photographic POV, if I was selling the car it is the shot I would use as the lead photo. I guess maybe my standards aren't that high.
The secret here is to be adventurous. Some may disagree but I've often said that the best thing to happen to photography is the invention of the digital camera. The fact that we don't have to pay for film and processing allows us to experiment. Feel free to try different angles and approaches. This will result in a lot of bad photographs but who cares, just don't show them to anybody.
I attended a Corvette gathering at the Petersen Museum and got these shots by hanging out above the parking lot exit. It was like taking candy from a baby*.
Amongst the best looking cars ever created, the 1963 Split Window Coupe Corvette is the most appealing. It may also be the most photographed.
The above GM sourced photograph is a good but common image.
Above: I used a zoom lens to give this iconic split window some compression. Focal length is 135 mm or ~5.4x closer.
Below: Try getting creative with the angle you are presenting to your viewers. Go ahead with the usual 3/4 rear view as those photographs do have a place in the world. But also be different, you'll be glad you did.
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