Bicycle Photography 101: How to Take a Picture of Your Bike

Bicycle Photography 101: How to Take a Picture of Your Bike

Bicycle photography is important, but that doesn’t mean it has to be complicated or expensive. Today I’m covering just a few simple tips that can drastically improve the quality of photos you’re able to take of your bikes without too much effort and time.

You don’t need studio lights or the best camera on the market. By using ambient natural light, propping the bike up with a stick, and just a few other tips, we can get pretty good results pretty easily.

Two sources that taught me a lot of what I know on this subject:
– For bicycle photography specifically: John Watson (
– For photography more generally: Jared Polin (

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Readers Comments (14)

  1. Enduro Sport Leaside March 14, 2021 @ 10:37 pm

    Excellent tips! Thanks for posting this!

  2. Wasting a lot if time useless video

  3. Jelmer van Kampen March 14, 2021 @ 10:47 pm

    Pretty cool, right what I was looking for! Thank you.

  4. Really informative, precise and well presented – thank you so much 馃檪

  5. 200mm f2 with a full frame camera will give you outstanding results

  6. Hi nice to see your photo shared video, we just shoot natural post on Instagram, but we do have a photo booth for our small machined parts, almost all photos we upload are natural and indoor mostly, we stopped fighting the camera and we like the results, as just shoot and upload them.
    Your beginning photos you shard looked nice in natural time of day lighting as well.

    Thank you for the share and allowing us to share what we do, Lance & Patrick

  7. this is nice thank you for this

  8. Three L鈥檚 in photography Light , Lens & Location

  9. tell me more about shadows plz

  10. "T H E S H O T"

  11. The Indian Cyclist March 14, 2021 @ 11:10 pm

    Cool video, thought to myself, "Who’s going to make a video about photographing a bike" … and here we are 馃檪

  12. Nice video however One question can’t you still zoom in a little bit on a camera phone these days and still get a decent shot with out the wide angle.

  13. Cornelius Holio March 14, 2021 @ 11:13 pm

    Great video, good advice. Technical question, what kind of dog is that somewhere around 10 mins? Looks a bit like my bitza.

  14. Hey man awesome video!! Just started a group on facebook called "Pictures of Bikes Leaning Up Against Stuff in Pretty Places" and then thought to myself I dont know the first thing about photography. Your video was really good surprised to find a video on specifically taking bike photos!!

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