Monday, April 22, 2013

Photography Locations - Find The Scene Near You

Two Saguaros - Goodyear, Arizona
This was captured a five minute hike from my home when I lived in Arizona.
I flipped through quite a few Arizona Highways magazines over the weekend. If you've never seen this magazine before, you are really missing out. It has a long tradition of featuring amazing photographs. Ansel Adams regularly contributed to this magazine, and the current regular contributors are all amazing.
Three Ducks - Goodyear, Arizona
This was captured right around the corner from where I used to live.
What struck me was that many of the photographers lived near the subjects that they were photographing (within a few hours drive, anyway). The closer you live to your photography subject, the more familiar you will be with it--you'll have a better idea of how to best capture an image of the subject. You'll also have more opportunities to photograph it, and that will give you a better chance of finding the subject with some amazing light or unique situation.
Inside The Broken - Tehachapi, California
Captured a short distance from my current home.
You can either move closer to whatever it is you love to photograph, or you can find something to photograph that is closer to you. You certainly don't have to travel to some far-off location to capture great images. While it may be great to do so, that is just not practical for most people.
Foggy Mountain Road - Tehachapi, California
This was only a 15 minute drive from my current home.
If it is impractical for you to move, you should look nearby for photography subjects. A lot of times it just takes actively looking and a creative mind to find something interesting. There is so much beauty right under our noses every day if we will just find it.

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