We all know the term, location, location, location.
Meaning in short, that the location is very important….
Well that is of course 100% true, however sometimes photographers over-think this rule a bit too much and think they really need a STUNNING location to be able to make good shots. And I have to agree, this helps a lot of course, but I would like to challenge you to also shoot some images in locations that are actually not immediately jumping out as “stunning, wow or great”.
During the session we did with Nadine in Almelo we shot in some very nice location, but somehow I also always try to find a location that is actually not jumping out as a WOW location, but that I can transform into something interesting.
In this case we found this area between to buildings and almost everyone just walked passed it, but somehow it really had some attraction to me so we decided to do one of our last setups there. For this shot I used the Elinchrom Ranger with an Elinchrom Maxilight with white grid (as with many of the shots that day). What I liked about this location was the way the walls are framing my model, but also the shadow on the wall is something I love to work with. Shadows are in my opinion the soul of a shot and when working with them on walls you can really give the shot an almost “surreal” look and really create a “custom” mood/feel to the image.
So the next time you think there is no interesting location remember that YOU create the location by choosing the right angle, the light and of course the model. I strongly believe that there is actually nothing like a location where you cannot make interesting images 😀