Location, location, location!! We have all heard that saying :O) I think the key to being a good photographer is having an eye to look at something and see a photo-op! I have to admit, I really struggled with this. While I was taking the Finding the Light Workshop offered by Clickinmoms.com, they offered up a challenge. We were to find an interesting, different, cool location and take a backlight photo. I am SUPER competitive so I just had to win (I didn’t, oh well) But this challenge, well challenged me. I was complaining to my sister and a friend, who live here, how hard of a time I was having. They pointed out there were tons of locations and gave me a few ideas.
I am now constantly on the look out for strange and interesting places to take photos. Here are a few of my favorites along with some pullbacks so you can see what the location really looked like. Notice they are fields of weeds (which I got some strange looks when I took these), parking lot pole, alley way, and a restaurant walk-way :O) Look for bold colors, texture, and places no one else would think of.
Above all, you need to have good lighting :O) If you are shooting during full sun make sure your subject is in the shade so your subject is not squinting and you won’t be dealing with harsh light. My favorite time of day is to shoot about 1 hour before sunset like the first one. The other 3 were all shot between 10am-1pm. I love open shade!
I challenge you to go out this week and think outside the box. What is the coolest, most interesting place you can find to take some photos?? I can’t wait to see what y’all come up with on Friday!! If you remember, try and take a pull back so we can see what it “actually” looks like :O)