So I hung out with some guys from a local car forum last night and shot some pictures. I wanted to try my hand at lighting cars with flashes and found out it's a lot harder than it sounds. Yeah, some of them are kinda meh, and there are reflections in a lot of them but I haven't got a CPL yet and it was my first time. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Things I'm looking for advice on: How to minimize reflections (I know... CPL, but any other ways till I get one?) How do I deal with the reflection in things like license plates and headlights? What can be done about cars that have lots of swirl marks and buffer trails? Will a CPL help get rid of those or do I just need to learn to place my lights better? What's the best way to deal with nasty ass mixed lighting in parking garages or street lights? (I know, find a better location...) I've got a couple more to post (internet sucks right now) that I thought were cool shots but were ultimately ruined by swirls in the paint. I'll throw those up in a little bit, sorry. Thanks for the look!