Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Exotic Locations

As you can probably figure out for yourself, I don't do much in the way of swimsuit shoots in gorgeous, tropical locations, and I don't get whisked away to look beautiful at the exotic vacation playgrounds of millionaires. But I have gotten to work in some pretty awesome places. I have three general categories of places I really like shooting:

-Beautiful outdoor places. If I'm somewhere that I would be inclined to go hiking anyhow, I'm delighted. I did lots of this when I was living in Seattle. As a perk, beautiful outdoor places tend to have lots of fun things which I can climb on and otherwise interact with. There's far more to work with than, say, a lone stool.

-Daredevil locations. I have a photographer friend who once used the term, "urban nakey stunts" and I immediately fell in love with it. I have to say, I get a kick out of this type of shooting. I'm still fairly cautious when there are people in the immediate area, but I do love seeing where all we can pull it off.

-Unlikely studios. I've shot in a storage unit, I've shot behind a booth in a flea market, I've shot in a prominent, well-known museum- all of them had been set up to function as a studio. Plenty of folks have set up their living rooms to function as a studio, but I love seeing them where you'd never expect it.

And so, while it's no secluded Costa Rican beach, I'll take it. I can only wonder what locations I'll be able to add to my list down the road.

1 comment:

  1. From the shots I have seen of you I think you could turn any location in to something exotic. I am just an amateur photog striving to learn everyday but I know what looks great in a shot and you qualify on many levels.