Having to shoot a deep dark metallic car is typically never something we look forward to, unless you’re a madlad. I highly recommend linking your camera to your phone and lighting the car up yourself with your light/strobe. Being able to see the results instantaneously and not having to completely move away and try to re-adjust is crucial for quickly achieving good results.
A good result is of course having an easy light reflection to clone out without having to deal with complicated curves, gradients, or badges on the car.
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