11 INTERIORS AND ENGINE BAYS
These areas can be difficult to capture. Darkness and small details means you want to utilise as much soft light as you can. A diffused flashlight produces good results. Lightpainting (high-intensity shots made by moving a handheld light source (ordinarily an LED light bar) around the subject while the camera captures with a long exposure) can also work wonders. Avoid harsh direct sunlight – shadows can be very strong and might make a balanced shot virtually impossible to realise.
As mentioned earlier, ensure the cabin is free of junk, but also make sure the steering wheel is straight. It’s an easy mistake to make, but the steering wheel should be returned to its default position before you start taking pictures inside the car. A wonky steering wheel is an avoidable fail.