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Tips For Location Scouting For Outfit Photos

Welcome back guys! I’ve been blogging for about a year and a half now, and over the many posts I’ve figured out what to look for when picking a location to shoot an outfit. Although there have been a handful of times where a location didn’t work, I’ve learned through trial and error on what works and what to avoid. So if you’re new to blogging or just want some inspiration on how to find the perfect locations, here are some tips to help!

TAKE AN AFTERNOON TO SEARCH FOR SPOTS

Finding spots to shoot an outfit will take a little bit of time, so take an afternoon off and drive or walk around your city or town. Bring a notebook or write down in the notes of your phone what each location is (street, blue wall, etc.) and where it is located. You can even use your phone to take a quick snap for future reference. This will make picking the right spot for an outfit much easier when the time comes. Do this every few months to find some new locations to mix in with previous ones.

LOOK FOR WALLS, STREETS, PARKS, CAFES, ETC.

There are no rules when it comes to picking a location, so don’t just limit yourself to the usual wall or street. Cafes, tops of parking garages, parks, porches, tennis courts, and museums are just a few good options when picking a spot. Get creative, but be sure to avoid any areas where lots of people will be in the background, as it can distract from the outfit.

FIND A SPOT NOT IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT

Direct sunlight is great, except when taking photos. It usually results in the photo being washed out, so make sure where you are standing for the photos has some shade.

LOOK AT COLOR + TEST SHOOT

There have been plenty of times where I’ve found a lovely background and then realized afterwords that the color doesn’t quite go with the outfit. Before shooting, take one photo and check how the backdrop looks with your outfit. Also use this time to double check that there isn’t any unwanted trash or objects in the frame. This will save you the aggravation of getting home and realizing you can’t use any of the photos.

Hope you found this post useful, and now go out, find the perfect spot, and snap away!

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