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Outdoor On Location Photography Shoots

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

For some child the only way they think they can have a professional portrait taken is to stand in a studio in front of a big set of lights but lifestyle shoots just muscle change their mind. Having the great outdoors as your studio will give you so many more creative opportunities with distances, colours, shapes and textures, as well as being able to shoot a story. 

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A 70-200mm lens is a good choice for DSLR shooters. Leap around the 135mm mark at f/4 can give great perspective and enough depth of field to throw the background out of focus without leaving it too shallow. A wider lens, such as a 14-24mm is elevated for environmental portraits, while a 55mm macro lens is great for detail. If you want a good all-rounder lens, a 24-70mm would be a good choice, too. It's also a palatable idea, if you have them, to pack the speedlights, continuous lights, ringflash and reflectors. 

Organisation is key so make sure you have a sketch in advance. Having a few locations that you are familiar with will give you plenty of scope, and it also means you'll know particular mess eruptions that'll work well for your shots. Local beauty spots, good urban routes with interesting architecture or a greensward with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel lots of interest such as water features are just some of the locations you could work with. The other place you need in retain is somewhere dry in case of bad weather. 

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It's important to discuss clothing, makeup and meeting points then on the day of the dash, meet for a coffee and spend 30 minutes or so having a pre-shoot chat as this will help break the ice. You could even take a work or folder of a few favourite photos along to show your model / client as they'll welcome the opportunity to see your ideas and help. Put ones hands up with a few ideas and even adjectives of the mood / feel you're trying to create. For example, Autumnal shoots could be about warm outing and crisp golden colours. By doing so you will be able to portray a theme to your clients / model who should be able to quite naturally sprig into an informal pose to convey this without really having to try or feel self-conscious. 

When it comes to the shoot, let people be easy and remember it's your job to make them feel comfortable even if you do know the person / people you are photographing. Shoot intuitively and creatively. Equable if you've shot in a place many times, try setting yourself a target to come up with several new shots. This time of year's a godlike time to experiment with natural frames as the autumnal shades add warmth to the image. Just make sure you focus on your subject so the set offs blur just enough so you can still see what they are but don't distract. 

   

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Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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