As a photographer you know that shooting is the fun part but the real work is the 80% of the other stuff that you do. One of those tasks is location scouting. Location scouting is actually one of the things that I do enjoy. It hasn’t always been so though. Here’s how I do it.
I approach location Scouting in the same way as I use my photographic eye. As I walk through daily life, I’m faced with new visuals all the time. I’m nearly always looking for a great shot. What happens if I train my eye to look for locations instead of just looking for the great shot. Instead of chasing the subject, chase the background, ambiance or lighting. As you know, a perspective change is ever important in photography. Let’s alter that perspective for a day or week and find some new locations.