first off let me say this:
DANG! Never had this much helf from a forum, this is awesome!! Thankyou all so much for your information, very helpful thankyou all
@NikoDoby your pretty much right on. The company I work for is "sonicautomotive" a fortune 500. Their definitely into quanity over quality when I't comes down to it. And they want to show the cosmetic flaws on the used cars, if not the salesmen get an ear full about how they "are trying to mislead/cover up mistakes" etc... so I'm not trying to cover up and wheel dents, scuffs, scrapes etc... I'm trying to give the customer a full view of everything on the car. I'm basically in and out with these cars, never see them or hear of them again because they will be sold in a week or less. They move cars fast.
@Bland. Your right also, they probably dont care about the quality right now, because they havnt really been shown anything better, and what they have right now works...but I'm sure when you bring a better picture to light they'll love it. Just have to get it down to a solid art form, and make sure I dont lose time getting these pictures.
My biggest problem is that glare on the hood of the cars, along with me being in the "wide shots" of the cars. Someone was mentioning reducing glare by getting a circular polarizer I'll def have to check those out. Here is a link to a car I shot today.
Notice the first pic is meant for headroom at the top, they like to put banners at the top of their pics. And I obviously need to get some sort of skinny tripod for the wide angle shots and set the self timer. The lens I have is the 18-55, and it seems to do a pretty good job for what I'm needing, so fish eye shots, and more creative lens probably arent going to satisfy their taste. Changing lenses, and playing around with settings will eat too much time, and they have a specific set of shots I have to take, for continuity purposes.
@sevencrossing I also need to check out the SB 400, its a smaller room I'm shooting in
**ALSO** Check this pic out, they just layed new flooring in the other day, because some joker told someone that this flooring would be perfect for photography... It makes a black car look like its "Chocolate Brown" plus....its orange. And nobody likes that, many complaints.