Top Solution for 360-degree photography
Have you already got a nice photo corner, or are you creating a new photo space? With a high-quality car turntable, your company will be photographing cars for years without any problems. With this Top Solution, a turntable is incorporated into your photo space without having to modify the existing floor. A set of photo walls from Pre-Motion can help you realize your photo corner concept fast, without the need for an interior builder. This solution will result in a photo corner that will give you the desired end-result: an attractive online car presentation.
The most popular turntable for car photography is Ø 4.5 metres, with a carrying capacity of 3000 kg. All passenger cars will fit on this; including the extended Audi A8L, for instance. Do you photograph many commercial vehicles, campers and other heavy vehicles? Go for our Ø 5-metre turntable -or perhaps an even bigger one. Don’t choose a turntable that’s unnecessarily large. For good car photos, the cars have to be placed exactly in the middle of your revolving platform. An (overly) large turntable makes centering the car on the platform more difficult.
We manufacture our car turntables ourselves in our workshop in Ede (the Netherlands). Our turntables are low-noise and only 15 cm high, and they’re built with high-quality parts, including motors, wheels and bearings. This ensures reliability and a long service life.
The turntable comes with basic controls: start/stop, left/right and speed. Want to photograph all cars from the exact same angles? Upgrade your controls with optional automatic positioning, camera control or photo organizer. Choose from various control options for optimal 360° car photography and 3D animations!
Recessed or surface-mounted installation?
For car photography it’s best, in both an aesthetic and a practical sense, to either 1) construct an elevated floor around the turntable or 2) recess the turntable in a floor yet to be poured. This way, driving on and off the platform will be easy and the turntable will be almost invisible in your photos.
1. Surface-mounted with surrounding elevated floor
Pre-Motion installs the turntable on your floor and builds an elevated floor around it. This car-bearing floor has adjustable feet to fine-tune its height. This way we can correct for minor imperfections in your original floor. Using a laser we position the turntable at the exact same height as the surrounding elevated floor. The elevated floor will match the turntable’s height perfectly and will by default measure 6.5 x 7 metres. Optionally, we can adjust its size to your space.
Photo: installation of a turntable with surrounding elevated floor and sloping side.
2. Recessed installation in your (new) floor
Do want to have your turntable installed recessed in a new floor? Choose our Basic Solution: a photography turntable without surrounding elevated floor. Read more about the differences between recessed and surface-mounted installation on our web page about turntable integration possibilities
A well-lit photo space is crucial
In the end, all you really care about is the final result: high-quality photos of your cars. A properly-lit photo space, combined with the right camera position, is crucial to achieve this. As a turntable manufacturer we’ve not only invested in engineering solutions, but also in expertise concerning lighting and photography techniques, in order to assist you in this area.
Lighting circumstances will be different for each business location. If you decide to go for a Pre-Motion turntable, a lighting expert can come and offer advice at your location. Based on their recommendations, we’ll suggest a suitable lighting plan. Naturally, you may also turn to your own photographer for lighting advice.
Do you have questions about this Top Solution for car photography? Feel free to contact a turntable specialist from Pre-Motion. Want to improve the quality of your car photos right away? Check out our car photography guide!
Turntable(s) for the realization of your concept
Have you developed your own concept and are you looking for a manufacturer of high-quality turntables? Pre-Motion can be your partner as a turntable supplier. We’ll gladly make individual arrangements with you. Depending on the number of turntables you need, we can agree on a price. If so desired, we can also deliver under white label.
Looking for a full-blown studio box for your location? Check out our complete photo studio for car photography.