Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app
Continue in app Continue in browser
BoredPanda Add Post

The Bored Panda iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here.

I Am A Boston Photographer Who Took Beautiful Portraits In Some Unlikely Places
286points
User submission
4.3K
62.3K
Photography4 years ago

I Am A Boston Photographer Who Took Beautiful Portraits In Some Unlikely Places

Have you been looking for that perfect location to take your client’s breath away? How many of you do one (or more) of these:

1. Endlessly drive around looking for the perfect location

2. Use the same location over and over and feel like you are running out of creativity

3. Don’t think you have “the perfect location” near you

4. Look at a location and say, “I can’t produce a beautiful image I/my clients will love here!”

Here is what I have to say about that – STOP MAKING EXCUSES!

Would your clients think you were crazy if you said, “I would love to shoot your portraits, meet me at the office park, old parking lot, or strip mall and we will create beautiful images to decorate your home!”

PROVE THEM WRONG!

My daughter and I set out one night to find the most unsuspecting places to create just that. We stayed within a mile of our home, stopped at random places, jumped out of the car, posed, shot, took a cell phone picture of the location, jumped back in the car and did it again. We stopped at 9 places in one hour.

First Location

Result

Second Location

Result

Third Location

Result

Forth Location

Result

Fifth Location

Result

Sixth Location

Result

Seventh Location

Result

Eight Location

Result

Ninth Location

Result

62Kviews

Share on Facebook
You May Like
Popular on Bored Panda
Join the conversation
Bear Trapp
Community Member
4 years ago

So the point of the story is shoot close, and use good editing software.

Hari Onago
Community Member
4 years ago

And a cute model to go along.

Load More Replies...
Katherine Worley
Community Member
4 years ago

These are not ugly locations, some of the flowers, fences, stone walls and greenery are absolutely beautiful! I suppose beauty is in the eye of the beholder, which is the point the artist is trying to make here. Nice photos!

Kristel
Community Member
4 years ago

Exactly! Beauty is everywhere! You just have to be able to see / discover it! It is literally EVERYWHERE!

Load More Replies...
Arkady
Community Member
4 years ago

It may not be about skill, but for this, it’s definitely about having a lens that compresses the background to be blurry and “pretty” and well...editing software.

Francisco Montoya
Community Member
4 years ago

I was thinking "Helps to have a nice lens to blur out what you don't want in the background." But still I get the initial point, you can still take a great photo in unlikely places.

Load More Replies...
Load More Comments
Bear Trapp
Community Member
4 years ago

So the point of the story is shoot close, and use good editing software.

Hari Onago
Community Member
4 years ago

And a cute model to go along.

Load More Replies...
Katherine Worley
Community Member
4 years ago

These are not ugly locations, some of the flowers, fences, stone walls and greenery are absolutely beautiful! I suppose beauty is in the eye of the beholder, which is the point the artist is trying to make here. Nice photos!

Kristel
Community Member
4 years ago

Exactly! Beauty is everywhere! You just have to be able to see / discover it! It is literally EVERYWHERE!

Load More Replies...
Arkady
Community Member
4 years ago

It may not be about skill, but for this, it’s definitely about having a lens that compresses the background to be blurry and “pretty” and well...editing software.

Francisco Montoya
Community Member
4 years ago

I was thinking "Helps to have a nice lens to blur out what you don't want in the background." But still I get the initial point, you can still take a great photo in unlikely places.

Load More Replies...
Load More Comments
Popular on Bored Panda
Popular on Bored Panda
User Submissions
Also on Bored Panda
Also on Bored Panda