Imagine a waterfall almost 11 football fields long by one football field high; this is the size of Victoria Falls in southern Africa! Yes, that would be one heck of a session setting, but lets talk for a second about setting up for the perfect location.
Taking on the task of looking for the perfection location can be daunting. No need to fear, below are a few pointers to take into consideration to find that perfect spot.
1. What feel do you want?
Are you wanting simply beautiful or it tell a story? If you want somewhere that is unfamiliar, visit. Take the pet; this will help for when the session day comes everyone is comfortable.
2. How busy is the location?
If you want a very busy area, research different times to decrease the foot traffic. This is help with ensuring you have less interruptions and more time with the camera.
3. Is the location accessible safely by all parties?
Most locations with some tweaking it’s possible to set up a location, but not all of the time and this should be taken under consideration.
4. Is it safe on a personal level?
We touched on accessibility safety; also consider personal safety! Is the area safe, or is there a high chance of being harmed or stolen from. Sessions should not be conducted where someone’s personal well being is at risk.
5. What if there is implementing weather?
This is always a possibility, and should be high on the list for consideration. If it rains or snows is there a shelter where the session could still take place? Are you willing to withstand the elements to complete the shoot? Talk to your photographer if they are even willing to expose their gear to this scenario.
Extra tip: Parks are a great start!!! They can be huge, and there are nooks and crannies everywhere, go out and scout ahead. Narrow it down to a few spots and visit different times of the day on different days of the week. This will help with deciding on what the perfection location will be for your session.
After reading this, and the world’s largest waterfall is still on the list, amazing!
Remember the possibilities are ENDLESS!!!