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A Car Is A Chrome Ball

Well, the short answer is that you can’t light a car. At least, not in any conventional way.

A car is essentially a chrome ball. If you try to light that ball with a conventional light, you will see that light reflected in the ball. It doesn’t matter where you move it (except perhaps directly behind it), you will still see its reflection.

So what to do? Let’s think about it.

A car is essentially a direct reflection of its environment. In other words, a car is lit by it’s own reflection. So the bottom line is, you have to find or create a good looking environment that makes the car look good.

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