Using A Single Location

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Using A Single Location

tips and tutorials

I knew when I was finished shooting Chantel and Adam's engagement session that it would be a great session to use as an example of how to shoot a full session in just one location. You see, when they arrived, Adam was SICK. I mean, he just could not stay warm, he was running a little bit of a fever, and he was sooo congested, BUT they had driven almost 3 hours to get to the location because it was special to them AND they had already had a bit of bad luck on their way to the session (flat tire), so there was no way I was going to send them home after traveling all that way. 

So, if you're ever in a situation where you need to shoot quickly and get a lot of great images with tons of variety, remember these three tips:

Get Close

 Making the Most Out of A Single Location | Advice for Photographers | Sincerely, Haley

Encourage your subjects to get close. Have them snuggle and encourage interactions so that each shot is a little different. 

Capture the Scenery

 Making the Most Out of A Single Location | Advice for Photographers | Sincerely, Haley

Change your focal length or take a few steps back to capture the scenery around your subject.

Change Your Subject's Position

 Making the Most Out of A Single Location | Advice for Photographers | Sincerely, Haley

If your subject was standing for the past few frames, have them sit; look for benches, fallen trees, large rocks, steps, etc. Just make sure that whatever your subject will be sitting on is safe!

What are some of your favorite ways to add a little variety to a session using one location?