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Dissapointed, location search (nice modern architecture) for fashionshoot :( :( :(

 
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Jul 23, 2016 08:40 |  #1

In past I did a nice modelshoot in combination with a new cityhall with modern architecture and it was superb.
I thought of starting back again with modelshoots in combination with modern architecture.

Today I drove around with a list of about 10 locations I found via Google and I came dissapointed home.
Some where companies with gates closed, a modern courthouse with camera's and others not so special in reality :(

Maybe I don't need to prepare myself for searching a locations and simply start shooting somewhere like at the beach or (boring) woods ?
Anyone who also has trouble finding nice locations for modelshoots ?


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Aug 02, 2016 12:38 |  #2

CanonYouCan wrote in post #18075162 (external link)
Maybe I don't need to prepare myself for searching a locations and simply start shooting somewhere like at the beach or (boring) woods ?

If that is what you think of the woods then you shouldn't shoot there........how could you produce work that is vibrant and inspired if you have convinced yourself that the venue is boring?

Personally, I think that buildings and most manmade objects are as boring as a pile of feces, and that woods and beaches are dynamic and exciting.

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Aug 04, 2016 08:13 |  #3

Look for a local photo club in which the members are friendly and open to sharing, and collaborate with them.

Many of the "prime" locations around here are closely guarded secrets. However, our photo clubs sometimes have the clout (and budget) to rent out good locations. In the recent past we've rented out the historic Tampa Theatre, an abandoned mansion (Howey house), a wild-west film set, and several other interesting locations.


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Oct 10, 2019 06:24 |  #4

The Howey Mansion has been re-done. I don't know if it fits the bill or not but here is what it looks like today: https://britonthemove.​com/howey-mansion/ (external link)




  
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Apr 28, 2020 09:53 as a reply to  @ Brit on the Move's post |  #5

One of the challenges is to take images that are unique..... and getting ideas from other photographers generally produces cook cutter images.

Tom - to the defense of the original poster, the issues isn't that nature is boring, but portraits in nature when nature isn't the subject can tend to be way over used, not very unique, and often quit messy. When it does work, its spectacular, but most of the time, it doesn't. Its kind of like having the brides mom look better than the bride. It may be beautiful, but its not what was intended. Making sure it doesn't compete but compliments is sometimes tough...

OP... I don't do commercial photo shoots... well at least with models. I do more environmental portraits. A lot of times I have some location pre-invisioned. But more recently I have just done a walking tour with the subject and sought out locations that meant something to them. Last one was a pub that the subjects loved - it was for an engagement announcement - and so we stopped in and took pictures there. Another time we walked an old warehouse district looking for interesting backgrounds and light. It was one of those things that we knew it when we saw it. I do "street" style photography though, so its what I feel comfortable with.

The other issue is using commercial properties for arranged shoots. Be prepared to be frustrated. More and more companies are getting protective of their properties and banning "commercial" photography. A lot of times if you show up with reflectors, any kind of lighting, tripods, their friendly security staff well ask you to move along. Its good to ask first.

But I get your problem. If the location is cool, everyone and their dog and cat has used it. Some times you just have to work to see the same place in a very different way. Good luck.




  
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