Basic solution for efficient car photography
You create your own photo space and choose a high-quality turntable with which you can photograph your cars for years without any problems. 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) recess the turntable in your existing floor or 2) construct an elevated floor around the turntable. This way it’s easy to roll cars on and off the platform and the platform becomes virtually invisible in your photos.
1. Recessed installation in your concrete floor
For recessed installation, there has to be a perfectly round and flat recess for the turntable in your concrete floor. The flat bottom of this recess will obviously have to be strong enough to carry the weight of the car and the turntable. To realize such a recess, Pre-Motion can provide construction plans. Optionally, we can install a wooden template with a stainless steel rim before your contractor starts pouring the concrete. Once the contractor has finished, we’ll remove the template and install the turntable. Pre-Motion will gladly help you on your way to a successful recessed installation!
2. Surface-mounted installation on your floor
Pre-Motion installs the turntable on your floor. Then you build an elevated floor around it yourself. You can also leave the turntable as it is. In that case we recommend a turntable with side finish and ramps.
Would you rather have Pre-Motion build the elevated floor? In that case, choose our Top Solution: a turntable with surrounding elevated floor including a sloping side. Not sure whether you want recessed or surface-mounted installation? Read more about the differences between recessed and surface-mounted installation on our web page about turntable integration possibilities.
Do you have questions about this Basic Solution for car photography? Feel free to contact a turntable specialist from Pre-Motion. Want to know more about taking professional car photos? Read Pre-Motion's tips for better car photography!
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.