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Choosing a Location

How do you choose where to take photos? This lesson goes over some of the basic concepts when it comes to choosing locations, what to avoid and what to consider. Includes a photo walk!

Choosing a Location

This lesson expands on the basic concepts already covered and begins diving much deeper. Start thinking about open and closed locations, how our goal contributes to choosing a location, thoughts on using tunnels & curves, and the most important... visual interest!

Backlight Behind the Scenes

Join me on a photo-walk, checking out a new forest for backlight potential, talking about what works and what doesn't work, what I'm looking for, and how to find backlit locations of your own.

Bavaria Photo Walk

Join me and the boys as we explore a completely new forest in Bavaria. I take you behind the scenes to discuss different locations, and analyse the photos I took at each spot. What worked, what didn't, what I would do differently, what I'm looking for in locations and more. Length: 2 hours

Trier Suburban Photo Walk

Join me as we wander the suburban streets of Trier finding places to photograph. No magical forests here, just roadside bushes, a local park, and some weedy flowers. How can we make uninspiring and often ugly locations into something beautiful?

Photo Walk in Our Woods

Join me for a walk through my favourite woods in the UK as I describe why certain locations may or may not work, followed by example photos taken in those places.

Behind the Scenes: Limited Location

Join me for a glimpse behind the scenes of a very quick photoshoot, in a boring and limited location. No ferns, no moss, nothing but weeds and a glimpse of backlight sun.

Light & Location: Quiz!

What makes a good location? Watch short video clips & think about how the photo will turn out, then click to see the finished result, settings & my thoughts on it!

How to: Fix your composition on location (and in LR & PS)

[all] If you chop your dog's feet off, don't give them enough space to look into, or if they suddenly look in an unexpected direction, don't despair! This lesson is for you to fix those composition issues ON LOCATION, as well as how to use this technique once home.

Train Your Eyes

Have a look at the background when the lens is focused on it and try and imagine how the photo will change when the focus is moved forward to the dog. Training your eyes to do this with your own lenses will help you imagine whether different backgrounds will work, or not!

Location Checklist Printable

Download, print out, laminate and put these cards in your camera bag to help prompt and guide you next time you're looking for locations for your photos.

Snow Behind the Scenes

This two-part behind the scenes/photo walk covers FOUR days of snow photography, but don't miss it even if you live somewhere without snow. MANY of the tips, tricks, ideas and location advice is VERY relevant in any outdoor/forest situation.

360 Location: Dappled Shade in the Woods

In this lesson, we take one location and photograph it from four angles, all while the sun gets stronger and stronger, and talk about why certain angles would work better than others, and how you might work with them if you find yourself in similar lighting conditions. Includes two basic edits.

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