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How to take pictures of a vehicle, that serve as a template for a drawing?

VEHICLE POSITION

  • without a roll and pitch angle to axis of camera
  • well lit with scale
  • preferably bright coloured car

CAMERA

  • fine resolution
  • telephoto lens > 250 mm focal length (24x36 format equivalent)
  • appropriate image formats: jpg, raw

CAMERA POSITIONS FOR REAR AND FRONT VIEW

  • just in line with the long side of the vehicle
  • distance to vehicle > 25 m
  • distance from the ground about 0.6 m for vehicle heights up to 1.4 m
  • otherwise 2 shots with ground clearance 0.6 and 1.2 m.

CAMERA POSITIONS FOR LATERAL VIEW

  • up to length of 6 m: in line with the axels of the vehicle, preferable a little more to the ends of the vehicle, for length more than 6 m additional points in between
  • distance to vehicle > 25 m
  • ground clearance 0.6 m for height of vehicle about 1.4 m, otherwise two shots with 0.6 and 1.2 m
  • the wheelbase should be visible in each picture