How to find the ideal locations for your shoots. Whether you do corporate photography, weddings, portraits or any other kind of photography, the location you’re shooting in can be the difference between a great shot, and a good shot. This episodes discusses what you need to be looking in a location so that you create the best possible shot.
Corporate shots: how to avoid the boring boardroom
When lenses should you use for different locations
How to find the best locations for lifestyle shoots
Locations for actors headshots
What to look for when you are scouting locations
Locations for models’ portfolios/kids/family portraits
The Plan B location – ideal alternatives when the weather turns on you
How to protect your gear in the rain
Why you should use silica bags from vitamin bottles in your camera bag
Great backgrounds you can make at home McGyver style
Using the internet to find locations
The Photographer’s Ephemeris
This is map-centric sun and moon calculator, showing time and direction of sunrise and sunset, moonrise, moonset, phases of the moon, as well as elevation above sea-level.
Sun-Seeker provides sunrise and sunset times, and flat compass view showing location of the sun at the current time, or any time you specify. However, the really cool feature it provides is an augmented reality 3D view, where it overlays the location of the sun over the video image from the iPhone’s built-in camera.