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Simple Scene, Sensational Shot by Simon Bond

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4Exploring with your Camera

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Location scouting

A good photographer always has their camera with them, so why do we need to scout for photos? the first answer is simple: you may well have your camera by your side when you happen across a great location, but the people or conditions that you want to shoot might not be available at that moment in time.

Location scouting can also be useful if you are ever asked to shoot some portraits for friends, or perhaps a local band approaches you wanting some promotional photos. If you’ve got time before the shoot, take the opportunity to explore the area, looking for potential spots that would suit the ...

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