The Secret to Finding Photography Locations

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The above photo was taken in a church parking lot. A PARKING LOT.

If I were to tell you, prior to our session, we were taking photos in a church parking lot, what would you think? Would you question my skill? Would you question what you are paying for? Would you be confused?

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What’s in your backyard?

So you have a pretty tree that is blooming but your A/C unit is in the way.

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Check out some other photos where I have used a levee, park, or trail:

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Let’s recap! We’ve looked at:

  • Church parking lots
  • Your backyard/Your neighborhood/neighbors landscaping
  • Maybe you have a levee or a trail behind a public park (or the park itself)
  • Maybe you have a disc golf course/park
  • Look at walls that surround houses, whether that be a brick fence, retaining wall, or the side of a building.
  • Sometimes retail lots with grocery stores, malls, etc. have rose bushes, or pretty landscaping in the parking lot. Don’t be afraid to use those as well. Remember, you aren’t shooting the things around it…these are close ups.

Have you figured out the secret yet? The secret is, there are locations all around you. It’s easier than you might think.

To see the high resolution of any of these images visit my website: https://www.721vanessa.com/

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Vanessa Powell

Vanessa Powell

I am a portrait photographer, graphic designer, creator extraordinaire. I suppose I am dabbling in writing too 😊 | 721vanessa Photography | www.721vanessa.com