RealTruck.com proudly presents the 2017 Truck Madness Tournament: March Edition! A five (5) round, single-elimination, bracket-style tournament to find out which truck will become our Truck Madness champion.
You've put hours of work and gallons of elbow grease into your truck. Do you think it can hold its own against others in a single-elimination tournament? Now is the time to find out!
This is a 32-truck showdown to find this year's Truck Madness champion.
To enter your truck, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Truck Madness entry. Please include the following information:
Submissions due 12:00 a.m. PT 2/28/2017. No entries received after 12:00 a.m. will be considered.
Please read the Truck Madness terms and conditions prior to entry.
Make sure it's an interesting or plain background. If there's a dumpster or something equally distracting, it takes the attention away from your vehicle. If you have large buildings or trees behind you while you're shooting, make sure they're not reflected onto your truck. You don't want to take away from the truck's features!
If you're showing off after an adventure in the woods, this doesn't necessarily apply. However, if you want to feature your truck at its finest make sure to wash it prior to taking the photos. Don't forget to dry it to avoid water spots!
The best time would be either dawn or dusk when the sun isn't so harsh. Be careful taking your photos during the harsh mid-day sun. If you can, find some full shade to cover your truck. If you can't, try to shoot towards the sun to highlight your vehicle. Lower the camera to use the vehicle to block some of the sun so it's not just the light in the image. Don't forget to be aware of where your shadow is so it isn't in the photo!
Try to take a photo of your truck at an angle that makes it a little more interesting and shows off more features. A 3/4 angle is usually the best, especially if you have the wheels turned away from the camera. To make the truck look more dominant, lower the camera and shoot slightly upward.