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Correct positioning is essential in vehicle photography. This sample image shows the correct distance and angle to ensure we are able to verify or create a template for your vehicle.When taking photos of a vehicle for template verification (to see if we have a template on file already) or creation (to create a template of your vehicle from scratch), the method is the same:

Taking photos of your vehicle

When taking photos of a vehicle for template verification (to see if we have a template on file already) or creation (to create a template of your vehicle from scratch), the method is the same:

Photos should be taken at a distance of at least 25 feet (about three parking spaces), using the camera's zoom to frame the photo. This method will minimize lens distortion and provide a "flat as possible" view of the vehicle so that it may be overlayed with an existing template.

The camera should be level to the "mid point" of the vehicle. This is the area about level with the bottom of the windows and intersected by the horizontal center on a sedan, SUV or other passenger vehicle with windows. When shooting a cargo van or other large vehicle, the mid point would be the intersection of its overall horizontal and verticle centers.

The front wheels should be turned straight. This ensures that the vehicle is level and allows us to get a clear view of the wheelbase.

  • Example of extreme angle below vehicle.

  • Example of extreme angle.

  • Example of “fish eye” effect (standing too close).

  • Example of extreme angle above vehicle.