PhotographySILO.com
| Stockpile of all things Photography |
Advertisement

 
 


Learn

August 8, 2012
 

Don’t be a LAZY Azzash scout that location

More articles by »
Written by: Lawrence
Tags:
I know what you are going to say…What is the point of physically scouting the location if you can access images online taken from the particular location and google earth, right?

 

 

Location scout via Google image search:

 

  1. Not enough “good” non snap shot-ish images to get a good idea of the lay of the land.
  2. Poor image quality
  3. Outdated

 

Location scout via Google earth:

  1. Outdated satellite imagery
  2. No person view ( if your location is viable via person view in google, I say go for it as I’ve used this method before and worked out great.

 

Location scout via in person:

  1. Feel the temperature in relation to the location (helps with planning what to bring during the shoot)
  2. Gauge how dirty the location can be in terms of clothing and gear.
    1. At the time of the Arboretum scout, we walked through a few paths that had sprinklers spraying the path.
    2. Talk with locals and get insight from frequent visitors of the location
    3. Gauge how safe the location is at the time of your shoots.
      1. I recently visited a location that looked great in photos via google image search but when I got to the location it was pretty scary (shady people walking around)

 

Well if you absolutely have zero time and patience to physically location scout, then subscribe to the photographySILO.com youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/photographysilo  and let me scout for you.

I already scout the locations I plan to use for future shoots so might as well share with my readers.

Please excuse the first location scout video as I did not have my headstrap with me. So I was basically handholding my Contour GPS http://photographysilo.com/product-review/contour-gps/

 

Stay tuned!

HELP ME KEEP THIS RESOURCE FREE

A huge way to help is to use any of these links when you buy anything regardless of your location in this world. It really doesnít cost you anything but means the world to this site for support. These places have the best prices and service and I recommend each and every one of them.

http://photographysilo.com/discounts-and-support/

If you’ve purchased gear using any one of my links or helped otherwise, I really appreciate it and just know you are amazing and a huge help to the growth of the site.

Thank you!

The material on this website is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and is not to be used for professional advise, career or physical, or in a place of professional training or accredited education. User of this site is subject to our terms of use and privacy policy.

Comments

comments



About the Author

Lawrence
Lawrence Atienza is a Jack of all Trades and Master of ALL. Whether it be in the realm of Advertising/Advertising operations with over 10+ years of experience to dabbling in the creative realm of photography and founding/writing for http://www.PhotographySILO.com, Lawrence Atienza gives his all. You can find him on Google+,Twitter and the major social media outlets.



Advertisement

Advertisement