2 Seek ins pi­ra­tion

Where can you look for new shoot­ing lo­ca­tions? Be in­spired, but try to be orig­i­nal with your pho­tog­ra­phy too…

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The world is a big place, so it’s best to have a rough shoot­ing area in mind when you start your re­search (whether this is a hol­i­day des­ti­na­tion, or some­where closer to home). Your lo­cal area might seem dull and fa­mil­iar, so try look­ing at it from an­other point of view. What spots would you rec­om­mend to a fel­low pho­tog­ra­pher if they were vis­it­ing? If you’re able and will­ing to head some­where more ex­otic, you can glean lo­ca­tion ideas from travel brochures and guides. Make use of on­line photo com­mu­ni­ties for in­spi­ra­tion too. The Flickr World Map (www.flickr.com/map) al­lows you to scroll around and find pho­tos that have been up­loaded and geo­tagged, and you can en­ter your own lo­ca­tion to nar­row the re­sults down. 500px (www.500px.com) is a stun­ning in­spi­ra­tion source, but don’t feel like you have to travel to far-flung places for great re­sults!

It’s easy to get car­ried away with wan­der­lust. Scale back shoots to suit your bud­get and time

Tra­di­tional maps, such as Ord­nance Sur­vey, pro­vide a help­ful over­view of an area and high­light other pic­turesque spots that might be nearby

The Pho­tog­ra­pher’s Ephe­meris is avail­able as a desk­top or mo­bile app (www.pho­toephemeris.com)

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