What's your favourite shoot location and why?
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What's your favourite shoot location and why?
In their online classes, our masters reveal their favourite places to shoot and why they like to create imagery there.
The Masters of Photography community is made up of enthusiastic photographers from around the globe. But for a long time now, we’ve been limited to our respective corners, satisfying our creative itch by making photographs of local people and places.
As parts of the world begin to open up again, and travelling becomes a more realistic possibility, we have been thinking about our favourite locations for making photographs and what it is about these locations that makes them special to us, both personally and photographically.
So, what are your favourite locations for making photographs? And what is it that makes them so special? If you have made images at these locations, please feel free to share them in our new forum topic by attaching them to your post.
My favorite location to shoot is a small Tuscany city in Italy. Is around 30 kilometers far from my house, but every time I can, I run there to have my loneliness moment between me and my camera. Why it is so special? Well, because of the light, the narrow alley with deep and long shadows, the people and that feeling like an old small town rounded by walls (the walls are really still there all around) where you can walk and find something coming by far, a far time ago. The city name is Lucca and I would like to attach one of my favorite pics of it. Thank you.
I have photographed seven continents. By far the best is close to home. The more I know and familiar with , the more I see.
I’ve just finished a year long series called Living Through The Pandemic street shooting my walk from home in downtown NYC to work at Rockefeller Center in midtown. The week the city reopened in the first week of May 2020 until the last week of April 2021.
An interesting year.
It is horses for courses . Part of my practice and interest is street photography London ( where are live ) and NYC ( which are in pre- covid times used to visit regality ) are top spots.
However even before pandemic and particularly during I have been drawn to urban landscapes of my native country - Croatia , where I’m in sort of covid exile now. Reason is mixture of nostalgia and memories as I’m trying to capture pre - globalisation ( pre ‘90) world which is slowly disappearing. I have traveled the world but I’m getting less interested in the exotics and places which although I’m visually fascinated with don’t carry emotional link which I have with places I know.
My favourite location to shoot in is a nearby rental studio. The majority of my best work in the last six years has been shot in there. In the studio I create scenes and sets and control the light and backgrounds. Sadly pandemic lockdowns have prevented me from working in there for over a year, but it's looking optimistic now.
Block Island, Rhode Island. A small island 12 miles off of the coast of Rhode Island that was said to be settled as early as 500 BC. The Nature Conservancy added it to its list of "The Last Great Places" which consists of 12 sites in the western hemisphere, and about 40 percent of the island is set aside for conservation. It's full time population is under 1,100, but in the summer it swells to more than 3,000 people. The land mass is 7 miles long and only 3 mile wide and literally shaped like a pork chop. It is home to some of the most beautiful preserved green space, sandy and rocky beaches, and cliffs in the USA. I've one photo, but it does not do the entirety of the place justice. Haven't been there in a while. Hoping to get back this summer.
Northern New Mexico has the vistas, mountains, history, culture and people to keep one clicking away until your battery runs dry.
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My favorite location to shoot is pettah .It is a neighbourhood in Colombo, Sri Lanka located east of the City centre Fort. The Pettah neighborhood is famous for the Pettah Market, a series of open air bazaars and markets. It is one of Sri Lanka's busiest commercial areas, where a huge number of wholesale and retail shops, buildings, commercial institutions and other organisations are located.Pettah is a multi-religious and multi-ethnic area. Moors , Bohras and Memons are the predominant ethnic group found within Pettah, however an average amount of Sinhalese and Tamil populations also exist. There are also various other minorities, such as Burghers, Malays and others. Religions include Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and various other religions and beliefs to a lesser extent
I live on the New Jersey (USA) coast a few blocks from the beach and boardwalks. Over the years, I've shot hundreds of pictures with film and digital cameras. I'm not interested in landscape/seascape photos, I'm more interested in beach and boardwalk characters and the transition these old beach downs are experiencing. Asbury Park was once a town with iconic buildings and famous visitors but like so many shore towns, it took a fall from grace in the 1960s-1970s. It's been struggling to comeback since the 1980s but the once beautiful buildings are being replaced by glass and steel or they're just falling apart. Long Branch is going through the same kind of transition. Even though I grew-up in this area, I lived in the NYC metro area for a good part of my adult life. I really like shooting in NYC too but because of the pandemic, I don't remember the last time I was there. It's not far away; maybe I'll get back soon. I really like foggy days on the boardwalk; I'm attaching a digital photo I took early this year. Now that the summer day trippers are coming on the weekends, I avoid the boardwalks and sand. Perhaps it's due to lifting restrictions but I just want to take my cameras somewhere new! Maybe I just overdosed on the beach!
I am living in Bulgaria today. Every part of modern architectures round us is photographable ... go out with camera and make plenty photos for the these amazing moments! Then see caught imagines and unbelievable beauty and soaring into them!
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As a Photo Tour Leader in my own town Porto, in Portugal, maybe it would a little strange if I didn't think that it's my favorite place to photograph. But, I am in love with her and I feel always with an indomitable desire to photograph her.
I was born on a Caribbean island. Now I live on the Costa Dorada in Catalonia (Spain), so it is not strange that the sea and its coast attract me.
As a passionate street photographer, I’m always looking for extraordinary moments hidden in the routine of the city dwellers. About three years ago, I decided to follow the humanity that ran away from me to the beach every summer. I started a project called "The Beach", where the series wants to contrast the beauty found on ethereal and poetic moments with surreal ones.
My favorite location is New York City's High Line - a linear park above street level. The High Line used to be a rail line and was converted to a park after the line was abandoned. As you walk the High Line, you can see the Hudson River on one side and New York City on the other. You are above street level and so you get to look down into the bustle below - with this amazing feeling of simply watching. And because the High Line weaves through a very crowded part of the city, you also walk past the third story of buildings. It's as if you are walking through a slice of what makes New York City great. There is art, there are people and there are the streets below. And sometimes, when it is not that crowded, you really can feel as if it is just you and the city. What more could a photographer - or a human with a soul - want?
Mine was New York
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