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…Motive will teach you how to shoot?

Motive Photography

Getting good car shots is a mix of art and science that few can master. Designers spend countless hours shaping each curve and crease so that it pleases the eye (and the wind tunnel), but without simple techniques and basic knowledge, you’ll never be able to transfer that beauty onto film.

Motive Magazine has been on top lately with their photography style, capturing the fluid lines and sultry speed of the automotive world in a way that is nearly unrivaled. Thankfully, for the automotive artists among us, they have put together a post that shares some of their tips and tricks that they picked up along the way.

From knowing your equipment and picking the proper camera setting to waiting for the right time of day and the rule of thirds, it might not make you a professional overnight, but it’ll definitely help you get closer to the shots you’re envisioning when you press the shutter.

[Motive – Just Shoot Me – Motive’s Car Photography Tips]

…Mini will teach you how to drive like a pro?

Mini Driving Lesson

Take it from Mini: Despite what your driver’s ed teacher taught you, 9 and 3 always beats 10 and 2.

In order to help new Mini drivers get the most from the car, and to show off the racability of their line, Mini has put together a pretty thorough collection of introductory pro driving tips on their Mini Racing site.

All the basics are covered, like proper seat position and correct shifting technique, but they even show you some advanced techniques like heel-toe breaking and the proper cornering line.

It might not make you F1 worthy, but unless you’re already driving an F1 car, it’ll probably give you a few tips and tricks that will improve your car skills dramatically.

[Mini Racing – Pro Driving Tips]