Location Shooting

February 09, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Location Shooting

 

Location shooting is a very good way to show places that are special to you in your pictures. I encourage people (especially families) to think of location for their portraits. Meaningful locations bring comfort or evoke emotion and good feeling and are great places to create lasting memories. There are a few things to consider when deciding on where you wan to shoot.

How busy is the location on the day and time you want to shoot? If it's a public place usually early in the morning or later in the day works best. Busy places can be difficult to work in unless you want that type of look. Waiting at a location can be very annoying, distracting and by the time you are ready to shoot, everyone is cranky, tired or distracted and posing for a photo is that last thing they want to do and you don't want that to show your the portraits DCP_2857-22DCP_2857-22

Is a photography (or filming) permit required for the location? I had a client that came to me about a week from their wedding day, and wanted to change the location of the bridal party pictures. That wasn't too bad and it was close to the venue but after getting home I thought, hmm... do I need a permit for the location? After checking a few of the city's websites, i found that a permit was required. I notified the client and was able to get the permit in time, but it was cutting it real close! Everything worked out and now I'm super sensitive about asking about permits for every location that I shoot in. 

And lastly..... weather! Depending on where you live, it may be a impossible to shoot outside in January or February. So timing of the portraits, spring, summer and fall are the most popular. Luckily for me living in California, we rarely have weather related issues.

You have to also be prepared with changes of clothes, makeup, and other items you may need that day. Because you're away from the studio we try to keep extras of everything available just in case. We want your day to be successful and being prepared makes for less stress...i.e. more enjoyable day of shooting.

Happy Shooting everyone!

Darrell

 


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