Finding the perfect location to take pictures in can sometimes be a bust. Espically when you haven't already planned out your shot. When I'm thinking of a location I always go off my outfits first, why? because It's easier to determine the feel of the photo.
When I'm piecing together different looks to locations, I will more then likely write down each outfit next to each location, so that I can remind myself; I usually only do this if I am shooting more then one look that day. Now, what I do not want you all to think is that it takes me hours trying to brainstorm locations because I do not have that kind of time. But I do spend atleast 30 mintues to figure out some locations after I have already put my looks together.
when searching for locations I will think about areas that I have came across living in my daily life. I take many of my photos around solid colored buildings because that is what I find works best for certain outfits. I try and stick to my theme on instagram ( @_Imdanita ) which can be pretty easy since everything is usually netural tones.
TIP: For example, If you have a green and black theme you'll take most of your photos around places that have either alot greenery or black objects that can stick out in the background, also try staying away from colors that won't coincide with those colors you already have going on.
When finding Inspo I'm looking through magazines like vogue, crwnmag or just simply Instagram as a whole, but lately I'v picked back up the use of Pintrest as an extra tool to help spark new ideas when I'm lacking in creativity and showing my own work of course . ( my board )
Creating looks to locations should be fun and not stressful. I'm slowly learning to not be so hard on myself because with time you'll improve. Create your own looks and your own ideas, because it will always get you further even when you think you aren't moving. Keep it simple when your first trying out! you got this.
Another Tip: Starting off with a simple location with not too much going on will help you practice your styles and angles. If you have a loud outfit find locations that are plain, do not outshine your look unless that is the look you are going for because sometimes It really does work. I can't wait to see what you all come up with please tag me on Instagram or Twitter!
Thank you for reading!
Happy Thursday ( new posting days ).