When shooting outdoors, you won’t always have access to breathtaking locations. In fact, you’ll sometimes have to shoot in downright ugly ones. But, there’s always a way to make the best out of even the ugliest locations. In this video, Pye Jirsa of SLRLounge gives you five ideas for taking creative portraits, all in a single, crappy parking lot.
Some people like to constantly explore new places, without going back to those they’ve already seen. Other people like revisiting the same location several times and photographing it again and again. Although I love traveling, adventure and exploring new places, I must admit that I still fall within that second category. There are some locations I have visited and photographed dozens of times, and I believe that it has helped me improve as a photographer over the years.
You don’t have to go to a distant destination far from your hometown. As a matter of fact revisiting your favorite place in your own neighborhood with a camera will do just fine. In this article, we’ll look at how revisiting the same location can help you improve as a photographer.
A challenging location is not just one you’d call “ugly,” It may just not suitable for the project you’re working on. Your client will have their expectations from you, and the location can make it difficult to meet them. Marcin Lewandowski from Adorama discusses this problem and gives you some great tips for overcoming the challenges and getting the best out of your location.
A few weeks ago, a model friend of mine, Rachelle Kathleen, and I were planning to meet for a fun little photo shoot. Instead of searching out the usual beautiful locations around where we live, I had the idea to do just the opposite. I wanted to go somewhere “ugly” by all conventional photography standards, and then see what we could do with it, and Lowe’s seemed like the perfect option.