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Photography Tips & Submission Info for RockAuto Collector Series Magnets
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Show off your vehicle and hard work to the world! Submit your car or truck to be considered for the next round of RockAuto Collector Series Magnets. View the full collection of RockAuto Collector Series magnets here.

Have your car look its best. Beautiful scenery in the background is fine, but also feel free to photograph your vehicle in front of your favorite garage, at a car club event, off road, on a city street, at the drag strip or with some other interesting background. Please help us maintain some anonymity by not including images of identifiable people or signage.

Tips for taking the best picture of your car:

  • The vehicle should not take up the entire frame of the image. It is preferred to have plenty of background around the vehicle in order to properly fit it onto a magnet.
  • Pay attention to the lighting. Artificial lighting may cast harsh shadows on the car. The periods around sunrise and sunset provide the best natural lighting. Avoid taking pictures of the "shady" side of the car.
  • Remove any distractions from the vehicle and clear away any litter.
  • Do not edit the image(s). License plate information, cropping, touching up, color adjustment, size, etc. will be taken care of in production.

Submitting- Please review the examples below before submitting your images. Low resolution, screen shots, incomplete, low quality/blurry images will not be considered for a magnet. Send your favorite high resolution image(s), a short story about your vehicle and what parts you have purchased from RockAuto to flamur@rockauto.com. If your vehicle is selected for a magnet you will be notified via email.

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Examples of good images

...and not good images

Lots of nice background to fit onto magnet Not enough background to fit onto magnet
Lots of background to fit onto magnet Not enough background to fit onto magnet
Good lighting Bad lighting with shadow covering vehicle
Good lighting Bad lighting with shadow covering vehicle
Nice clean background Distracting background
Good background Distracting background
Good angle Not a good angle
Good angle Not a good angle