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Helpful Ideas for Finding Great Portrait Locations

If you are anything like me, you have probably found yourself agonizing over finding just the right location for a portrait shoot at one time or another. It does not have to be that difficult, though, and this helpful video tutorial will give you some great tips for finding suitable locations quickly and easily. 

Coming to you from Omar Gonzalez Photography, this awesome video tutorial offers some useful advice for finding portrait photography locations. This is something I really struggled with when I was first starting out, and it led to me developing an overreliance on using wide apertures to simply obliterate the surrounding environment. There is nothing inherently wrong with that sort of image, but using it as a crutch made my shots and overall body of work begin to feel a bit one-dimensional. Learning to incorporate the surrounding environment in your portraits can not only help you create a more varied portfolio, it can allow you to tell better stories and shoot more compelling images by adding another layer of interest and contextualization to your photos, and understanding what makes a good location is the first step. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Gonzalez. 

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