High-quality and interesting photography is achieved due to many factors. Key parameters: good technique, experienced photographer, selection of optimal lighting. The choice of location and ideas for the photo session is also important. Banal options are no longer interesting for modern citizens. Yes, classic studio shooting is still in demand, but sometimes people want something original to surprise their Instagram followers. They wish that participation from the photo session will not only be remembered, but become one of the brightest events for a lifetime. You need to be prepared that sometimes the most interesting and unusual such locations for filming may turn out to be paid, but as a result you will get more interesting and unusual images.
How Can You Find an Interesting Place?
Places for photo shoots are very different. Here, the flight of imagination is not limited. You can find an interesting place on your own. For example, outdoors, or in the courtyard of an old estate in your city. Or you can go to the rural region and take a picture in the forest on the river bank. In principle, the client can choose any place he likes for a photo shoot, having previously consulted with a photographer.
The consultation is necessary for the following reasons:
- The specialist must evaluate the location, suggest something about the choice of clothing.
- The photographer needs to carry out the preparatory stage, set up the camera, choose the lighting, and the like.
The photographer himself can suggest a cool location based on his own experience. A good specialist who has been working for more than 5 years knows unusual places in city where you can have a cool and memorable session. And you can estimate how the pictures will look roughly by evaluating the portfolio.
I often try to find locations not far from the area where the model or client lives in order to save time when meeting.
Also, the chosen location for shooting should correspond to the intention of the whole shooting.
Beautiful places for a photo session can be found by studying the Internet space. In particular, you can go to specialized sites. Social networks and Instagram will help you, where you can immediately see the pictures taken at this place by hashtags. And, of course, don’t forget about the recommendations of your friends. Or subscribe to the accounts of photographers in your city, who regularly upload their photos from unusual places and mark the location in their posts.
The page for locations for filming in New York contains all non-trivial locations where you can take photos and videos for free.
Almost in every large city, and even more so in New York, there are old stone bridges decorated with sculptures or lanterns, or modern metal bridges decorated in the art style.
And the views of the river and the city from them, in addition to the beauty of the bridges, will allow you to get stunning photos. And under the bridge you can find an interesting perspective overlooking the city of the exciting part of the bridge. Also, near the bridge, you can catch an interesting and beautiful symmetry in the frame.
In the Forest or Park
It can be a birch grove, pine forest or, perhaps, impenetrable jungle – you will look very natural against the background of a riot of greenery and colors of nature. Don’t forget to photograph yourself against the crimson trees in the fall or the snow-white forest landscape in the winter. And if you use a lens with a good bokeh (blur) effect, you can get stunning portraits in green with a blurred background that looks fantastic. By the way, here it will be useful information on how well it turns out in photographs.
In Flowers and Trees
Romantic ladies will be delighted with this idea. Wonderful photos can be taken in the middle of fragrant bushes of lilacs, roses or jasmine, or by drowning in a carpet of blooming poppies or tulips.
In the Lights of The Night City
Pictures of a person in the middle of a busy metropolis at night will look most advantageous. The light of lanterns and headlights of passing cars, luminous signs and multi-colored illumination – the photos are simply stunning. The bokeh effect looks very impressive with blurred lights in the background in the form of bright round spots. But most of all I like to take pictures in front of neon windows, for this you need a fast-wide-angle lens, 35 mm F/1.4 is best suited.
In the Midst of Ruins or In Old Manors
A very popular destination for photo shoots, including weddings. Shabby walls of buildings, ruins of a dilapidated city, columns in combination with appropriate outfits will give the pictures a special charm and convey the spirit of that time. In New York, it has recently been difficult to find ruins, but the old manors are very suitable for such photographs.