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Old Oct 24, 2010, 10:20 AM
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Best places in Los Angeles area for taking car photos

I've been wanting to take some better pictures of both my car and my friends car. I've got the equipment, and I've even tracked down a model that wants to work with us. I'm just at a loss for where exactly to shoot. I've done environmental and subject photography in the past, but I've never really worked with cars. Especially, two cars at once.

Primarily, I'm looking for multiple locations while trying to keep these things in mind:

1) Somewhere out of the way, with very little traffic and people. (Aside from not wanting to compete with car/foot traffic, I need areas that I can move the cars around easily.)
2) Somewhere in the hills overlooking San Fernando Valley or Hollywood
3) Somewhere industrial (preferably abandoned warehouses/factories that are somewhat accessible to the public.)
4) A beach location with parking very close to the sand (Somewhere off PCH?)

Also, does anyone know if the Sepulveda Dam is accessible to the public? I know they film movies in there all the time, but I'm assuming that's with some hefty costing permits.

Any suggestions you can offer would be great. Thanks in advance!
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there's quite a few nice spots off of PCH that you can go to you just gotta go around 5-6am haha

we took these pics between dodger stadium and downtown:
https://www.evolutionm.net/forums/ev...68-top-la.html

I don't remember how to get there but I can ask my friend how

these shots were taken near the disney concert hall:
https://www.evolutionm.net/forums/ev...otography.html

some more shots taken near PCH:
http://www.socalevo.net/forum/index.php?topic=67852.0

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Old Oct 24, 2010, 01:59 PM
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Awesome! Thank you for the suggestions. I'll be sure to check them out!
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There's a lot of cool rundown looking buildings and graffiti down by the SciArc school by Little Italy
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Originally Posted by tlohman View Post
There's a lot of cool rundown looking buildings and graffiti down by the SciArc school by Little Italy
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll go check out the area when I get off work.
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Originally Posted by l888apex View Post
there's quite a few nice spots off of PCH that you can go to you just gotta go around 5-6am haha

we took these pics between dodger stadium and downtown:
https://www.evolutionm.net/forums/ev...68-top-la.html

I don't remember how to get there but I can ask my friend how

these shots were taken near the disney concert hall:
https://www.evolutionm.net/forums/ev...otography.html

some more shots taken near PCH:
http://www.socalevo.net/forum/index.php?topic=67852.0
Can you please please please fine out where the one between LA and the Dodger stadium is. Please
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Can you please please please fine out where the one between LA and the Dodger stadium is. Please

That is between 1088 Marview Ave and 1111 White Knoll Rd. 34.0706825,-118.2469057

That exact spot where they took the picture is now a fenced off area.

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korean friendship bell in San Pedro's a cool spot to take pictures
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Just off the top of my head..

Mulholland Dr.
Angeles Crest Hwy.
San Gabriel Mt. Rd.
Mt. Baldy Rd.
Palos Verdes Dr.
Santiago Canyon Rd.
Port of LA/San Pedro for industrial areas
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