The Location For Your Photos
Most of the times, I am able to know a bit about the location where I will be shooting at but sometimes, I won’t even have an idea! Even more so if it’s a place where I’ve never shot at before. There is a rule of thumb that always helps me with all my shoots…make the most with what you have! It would be a dream to always be able to shoot at the most amazing and picturesque locations, with the perfect lighting and nice crisp air. But in reality, it’s not always like this. Choosing the location for your photos is very important! The location takes a big role in your images but it’s NOT what makes the image. Knowing how to use the location is key to making the photos look different and visually appealing. Selection of lenses and directing your subject is really what makes all the magic happen.
Location vs The Final Photo
I love sharing behind the scene images! I wish I really had more than what I have but I guess I’ll have better ones with time. Last month I talked about Pushing Your Creativity Behind the Camera in which I also shared some behind the scene photos. Well, similar to those images of when I’m in action during my shoots, I also have images of the locations before the photos were actually taken. These location photos were taken on the same day as the finalized photo and it gives an idea of how the actual location really looks like. I love these kinds of photos! These location photos are actually the test shots I take when I’m measuring light.
Ideally, I would be able to include in this post tons of these photos! Unfortunately, one of my hard drives crashed a few weeks ago and although I was able to recover all my work, I’m still locating all of the images. But I promise to update this post with more images before the end of the month!
What thoughts come to your mind when you see these images? Would you choose these locations? Comment below and tell me what you think!
Yanitza Ninett is a Lifestyle & Portrait Photographer based in Orlando, serving the Central Florida area, St. Augustine and Georgia. Her blog, Pieces of Me, features most of her work, along with photography tips, lifestyle sessions, personal experiences and travels. Yanitza Ninett documents Engagement Sessions, Beach Weddings, Seniors, Family Sessions & Boudoir. The YN Experience characterizes by giving an unforgettable photography experience along with professionalism and dedication. We are about telling stories...your story! Contact us for more info!