How to shoot car photography with a smartphone

COOPH presents 12 simple tips and tricks on how to shoot amazing car photography with your smartphone. For the occasion, professional car photographer Bernhard Spöttel is joined by COOPH’s founder Ulrich Grill to prove that you don’t always need a high end DSLR for great results. We chose to shoot a BMW M2 and a Mini Countryman with the Huawei Mate 9 Smartphone. Whether you’re stoked on your new whip, or looking to sell your old one, this video will teach you to make your car look cooler than ever. Shot at locations around Salzburg, Austria, with special thanks to Hangar-7:

Photographer: Bernhard Spöttel

Additional photography: Ulrich Grill

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Camera used for photography – Huawei Mate 9 Smartphone:
Tripod – Manfrotto:
Phone Clamp – Manfrotto:
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Producer: Ulrich Grill, zooom productions (
Director: Fred Simmons
Photographer: Bernhard Spöttel, Ulrich Grill
Cinematography & Editing: Ilja Bayerl