Originally Posted by THE TECH
Unfortunately, it will be hard to take comparison pics. It's hard to get the HIDs to show up correctly in pics. People have the idea that the HIDs look like blobs instead of super bright rings cause of the pics that have been taken of them. I have found that only seeing them in person really shows how nice they actually look. I tried taking pics of them myself and could never get them to turn out looking like they do in person.
You need to use a spot meter in order to actually shoot bright lights along with the proper white balance set via a white card. Using a POS camera, or an SLR in auto mode will yield poor results photographically.