“Think about the images’ effects you want to cause on the viewer”
PART 2: HOW outdoor LOCATIONS APPEAL
Does your fashion label need new photography in order to show the brand-new collection of yours? I’m happy to give you some tips on how to plan and realize it. You might have read my last article with lots of indoor location inspiration and how places appeal to the viewers’ eyes. Now it’s time for part no. 2 treating the possibilities of shooting outdoors. As I mentioned in my tip no. 4, there’s a list of questions you might want to ask yourself before deciding to situate your images under the open sky. If you have the right solutions to all those upcoming “problems” and you’re still eager to plan your production open-air you are welcome to soak all my following ideas in and eventually choose one of them for your very campaign. Me personally, I’m a great fan of any outdoor shooting theme, because a real existing place can look very authentic plus, when lucky with the weather, daylight can be very favorable for any kind of photography. One thing you should probably know is the fact that the midday sun is usually too strong for taking good-looking pictures. So in the best case, there are many shady spots to use for the time between 12 am and 3 pm. If there aren’t be prepared for your photographer suggesting some uncivilized hours to start the production, so he or she can benefit from the morning light. After a long lunch break, the afternoon sun will do the rest. To be able to make use of the noontime as well, there’s another possibility: you will need a diffuser to smoothen the light and either is it given through a cloudy sky, which is the best weather for shootings by the way, or the team uses a big canvas instead (but beware of the wind!) However, before I’m talking too technically, let’s go on to the location samples. Enjoy!
1. Industrial areas
2. Historical (looking) places
3. Modern architecture
4. Underground districts
5. Metropolitan skylines
7. A day in the life of the model: different places and activities
8. Interesting facades and structures
10. Construction sites
11. Romantic / spooky alleys
12. Parks and memorials
13. Expensive neighborhoods
Nature / landscape themes:
16. Fields / meadows
17. Rocks / cliffs
18. Nordic plateaus
19. Mediterranean landscapes
20. Southern exotic landscapes
21. Lakes / Rivers
22. Roadtrips, like Route 66
23. Deserts and steppes
24. Forests or Jungles
25. Soccer stadiums / golf courses / equestrian farms / athletics fields / arenas/ etc.
27. Bonfires or picnics
28. Camping sites / trailer parks
29. Castles / Palaces or their gardens
30. Far eastern / oriental buildings or their gardens
31. Country-specific architecture or landscapes
(e.g. Greek, Italian, French, Scandinavian)
32. Skiing areas
35. On safaris / on the hunt
38. Markets / Bazaars
40. Swimming pools / luxurious estates
I hope that I could give you lots of new ideas with my outdoor shooting inspirations. In my next tip-article, I’m going to treat the visual effects of different perspectives and sections. You’ll learn that the differences are marvelous and crucial to your imagery. So I warmly invite you to come back soon and check more of my tips (;
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