Sunday, October 9, 2011

Where to Shoot: 5 Hot Spots For Your Next Session

Hi ya'all!

Today I'm going to share with you some hot spots around Cedarville and the surrounding area for your next photo session! Around Cedarville University's campus there are a number of places that work wonderfully for quick sessions or for students without cars; you just have to know where they are.

1. The lake/Biblical and Theological Studies building/Dixon Ministry Chapel. 

Often debris lies scattered around in the water, so make sure your background's free of all that before you take the picture.

Buildings in the background can be distracting, but don't let them! Try shooting from different angles and minimizing the depth of field so that the buildings compliment the photo instead of ruining it.

Tell a joke and get your subject(s) to laugh. The more comfortable the models are, the more natural the photo will end up looking.

2. Playground

Located near the center of town, the playground is easy to find and the walk isn't bad; give or take 7-10 minutes and you'll be there.

From swings to monkey bars to see-saws I guarantee you'll find a suitable place to shoot!

3. Old, Abandoned Factory

This factory lies on the outskirts of Cedarville, but it's close enough that you and your models can walk there if you'd like to.

One wall is whitish-grey with bricks showing through in places.

I love the authentic feel this spot has.

4. Gazebo

Keep walking past the factory, cross the street, and you'll come across a little white gazebo surrounded by overgrown greenery and luscious pink floral bushes.

From a distance it doesn't look like much, but if you go in the late afternoon, the lighting is absolutely gorgeous.

Don't just capture the 'big picture'. Remember to look for interesting details to photograph, too.

5. Clifton Mill

The little town of Clifton Mill is located just a few miles down the road from Cedarville, about a 6-minute drive.

Most of the public buildings are made of brick which makes for an excellent background as long as it doesn't distract the viewer's attention away from the subject.

If you go down the streets, you'll come across lovely fences and enormous trees bursting with leaves of all colours in the fall.

So the next time you have a free Saturday afternoon, grab a few friends and head out for hours of fun in the sun with a camera in hand!

1 comment:

Katie said...

This is wonderful! I LOVE your photography<3