Ep 105 What are the best ways to scout locations?

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What are the best ways to scout locations? When you get to a venue, landscape, building or wedding, what is a systematic way for you to scout the best locations for your shots?

In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to do so that you make the best use of time, can perform under pressure and come up with creative and inspirational locations for your pics.

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Show notes

This episode was inspired by a documentary on photographer Ken Duncan

Chasing the light

Fitting out studios

Spend a day getting to know your space

Document the changing light

Notice the position of the sun

Experiment with camera position proximity to light

Pay respect to land

Time of day

Walk around, stumble on stuff

Look for depth

Look for shelter (sun and rain)

Good portrait should be meaningful or help tell a story

Shoot wide and with a higher f-stop to include the background

Direction of light

Use a long lens to avoid crowds

Go to the location very early to avoid crowds

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