How to photograph Automotive Mechanic

This is the ultimate guide on how to photograph professionals and Automotive Mechanic. As always, when taking pictures of people there are things to think about and below you will also find both camera and lens recommendations.

When trying to capture certain professionals you want the picture and the surroundings to say something, showing the audience that this is a Automotive Mechanic and not something completely different. Perhaps the Automotive Mechanic has an enviroment that you can clearly connect to their profession. A baker has his bakery, a pilot his cockpit and so on.

A professional portrait does not have to be a direct portrait, and if you are photographing the Automotive Mechanic - just let him or her work as usual and you will try to capture them in their everyday life as Automotive Mechanic? Of course, you can combine the editorial pictures with more portrait like pictures to get a complete coverage of the Automotive Mechanic.

When taking editorial pictures it is really nice to have either a wide angle (such as 14-24 or 16-35mm) or a normal zoom lens (24-70mm etc). That will give you a lot of coverage in most situations and enviroments.

Moving on to the portraits it is really nice to use lenses with a maximum aperture value around f/1.2, f/1.4, f/1.8 or f/2. When using lenses like this you can really make the eyes or details to pop out and be sharp and crisp while the rest of the image can be a bit blurry. And this can both be normal prime lenses (as 35mm/f1.4, 50mm/f1.8 etc) as well as telephoto prime lenses (such as 85/f1.8, 105/f2.8 etc).

And remember, it is always worth getting a bit uncomfortable in order to get the best picture of the Automotive Mechanic. Ask the Automotive Mechanic if you can join them for a working day, no matter where and in what surroundings. Dare to get a bit dirty and your clients will definately appreciate the effort afterwards.

Best cameras for photographing Automotive Mechanic

Perhaps you already have a camera but here are some popular camera alternatives that might be suitable for photographing professionals and Automotive Mechanic.

Product name Release date Type Sensor
Canon EOS Rebel T7 Canon EOS Rebel T7 2018 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Nikon D500 Nikon D500 2016 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Canon EOS 200D Canon EOS 200D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)

Best lenses for photographing Automotive Mechanic

Here are some popular lenses that might suit your needs when photographing professionals and Automotive Mechanic. You can also view all of our lenses or start by selecting your camera and then see which lenses that are compatible.

Product name Release date
Canon EF 28mm f/1,8 USM Canon EF 28mm f/1,8 USM 1995
Nikon AF-S 58mm f/1,4 G Nikon AF-S 58mm f/1,4 G 2013
Canon EF 85mm f/1,2 L II USM Canon EF 85mm f/1,2 L II USM 2006

Images of other professionals

Here are a few images of professionals that might inspire you. Perhaps these can give you ideas on how to best photograph your Automotive Mechanic? Click on the image you want to know more about. Each image has information with which camera and lens they were shot and with which settings.



Tattoo Artist is working in his studio


Sound producer at his mixing table


Canon photographer with his Canon EF 400mm f/2,8 IS USM telephoto lens


Pastor is reading the Bible


Computer specialist at his repair studio


An asian teacher is educating her students in the forest


A software developer is coding on his Macbook Pro


Painter is painting outside a store


Teaching in front of her class and students are raising their hands


Computer Specialist is inserting a new graphic card into his computer


Portrait of a female CEO


Airline Pilot is approaching New York in his simulator


Surgeon and Surgery Nurses working together


A dentist is examing a male patient


A buffalo farmer is plowing a wet field