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