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4 Tips for shooting stunning photos for your bike - part1

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KiWAV tutorial: 4 Tips for shooting stunning photos for your bike

Whether you are riding on an incredible scenic route, or just hitting the road around your neighborhood, here are 4 tips for shooting stunning photos for your bike.

Tip 1: Background Checks

Location is crucial. When you're deciding where to position the bike, check out what's behind and how it works with the lines and colors of the bike. Try to find something that contrasts slightly in color with the bike, which will help your subject stand out. I like to use industrial garage doors, brick walls that aren't too "busy", or just an open field and clean sky.

<Wall>

Avoid things with too many heavy or strange lines, such as a rod iron fence.

KiWAV tutorial: motorcycle in front of a rusted iron wall, full of texture KiWAV tutorial: prevnet to use a plain, no texture wall
KiWAV tutorial: prevnet to use a complex & colorful graffiti wall causing too much distraction KiWAV tutorial: motorcycle in front of a nice, not too strong graffiti wall
KiWAV tutorial: an example of motorcycle in front of a rusted iron wall, full of texture
KiWAV tutorial: motorcycle in front of a wooden door KiWAV tutorial: motorcycle in front of a balanace brick wall KiWAV tutorial: motorcycle in front of a stone wall

<Road>

When we look at a photo, our eye is naturally drawn along lines. By thinking about how you place lines in your composition, you can affect the way we view the image, pulling us into the picture, towards the subject, or on a journey "through" the scene.
There are many different types of lines - straight, diagonal, curvy, zigzag, radial etc - and each can be used to enhance our photo's composition.

KiWAV tutorial: an example of motorcycle park at a long straight road side KiWAV tutorial: an example of motorcycle in the middle of a curve road

<Natural scenery>

Avoid large tree trunk, utility pole and such into the frame.

KiWAV tutorial: natural scenery is a popular choice
KiWAV tutorial: motorcycle in front of a rusted iron wall, full of texture KiWAV tutorial: prevnet to use a plain, no texture wall
KiWAV tutorial: motorcycle in front of a rusted iron wall, full of texture KiWAV tutorial: prevnet to use a plain, no texture wall

Tip 2: Lighting is everything

You'll need to pay attention to timing when shooting outdoors. The best times of day are in the early morning and evening dawn, when the sunlight is lower and less harsh, and when its red glow will light your bike in a more interesting way.

KiWAV tutorial: Try to capture the light leak from the tree
KiWAV tutorial: When there is no sunlight, you can turn your LED mirror on to create the WOW factor KiWAV tutorial: THe light is not harsh and its red glow light the bike

<Night>

A key concern when photographing at night is camera vibration as a result of long exposure times. A sturdy tripod is very important in such circumstances.

KiWAV tutorial: It's a must to have a tripod when shooting in the dark or sunset.
KiWAV tutorial: Get your motorcycle a LED mirror on will create the WOW factor especially in the dark KiWAV tutorial: Get your motorcycle a LED mirror on will create the WOW factor inside garage, too.

Coming soon..... Part 2 - Tips 3 & 4: Creative compositions & Shoot angles

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