Stand there, point the camera and shoot. That’s how simple it is to capture a haul truck when you stand there and wait for them to motor on by.
It truly is a simple enough capture but there are a few factors that can effect the “quality” of the image. Time of day and weather is a key factor. Is the sun out? How high is it in the sky? Is the haul truck moving in a direction that the sun is in front or behind the truck? Where is the best place to position myself? If I am lower than the truck then I get the sky in the background and if it is a clear day then it is just empty space, if it is overcast then the backround is just a dull lifeless haze.
Then you have to think about the end product for the client. Where to position the haul truck for graphic and design layout, how much negative space to include and which orientation would work best (usually both)
Sometimes we can coordinate the right time of day and the best possible location to capture haul trucks, sometimes we have to settle for a specific time and location due to time constraints and weather.
Each environment has all the same challenges to consider before you simply press the shutter button.