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  • Writer's pictureMadhu Niranjan

How to find the perfect location for a photoshoot

A quiet place

Choose a place that has no large crowds. A disturbing place will only get you deflected from your work. You can also work on your timings. For example, some places are not open before the forenoon, you can always choose locations like these.

Choosing an effective location depend on many things. Choice, Occasion, whether, budget, etc. But you should know your aim before starting the session. Once you are settled for what you want, you can always go up a notch.

About Madhu photography

Photography has always fascinated Madhu since her early years. She found joy in capturing moments, things, people, and nature and decided to make this into a profession. She has learned professional photography from Drishti school of Photography Bangalore. After then, she started getting in one of the most important aspects of any Portrait photography is choosing the best location. This is one of the most important decisions that a photographer has to make that helps in deciding other factors such as shoot, props, outfit, lights, etc.

Most shoots are done in a studio with a background and reflectors. Yet many times people choose an outdoor location or a scenic view for their photoshoot. These locations can be engaging and attractive and are very popular these days.

How to find the best photography location

So how do you choose a good location for your photography session? In this blog, we will talk about some of the best ways which will help you in finding the best suitable option for your photography location.

Choose a place with meaning

First of all, whenever you are deciding on a photoshoot location you should try to choose something based on your convenience. For example, if you live near a beautiful park or beach, you can always choose that location first.

Remember that every individual and subject is unique so the location also has to be unique which matches the personality of the subject or the occasion. This is what makes every portrait different from the other. Take time to get to know about your muse, the occasion, the things they love doing, the places they like, their personalities, etc.


When it comes to lighting, always go for the place which has natural lighting. Most professional photographers would go for natural lighting as their first option.

When shooting outside in the open, look for a place where there are no harsh lines. Look for a place with a shadow or softer lighting. Try to shoot when the sun is not too strong.

Whether the Weather

You have no idea whether the weather is gonna be nice or not. Set up your belongings somewhere near a shelter. If you are shooting in the monsoon season, you never know when it's gonna rain therefore look for a location where you could find a bridge, a shadow, or a cafe.

If the weather prevails to be dark then you may need to shoot undercover. Prepare yourself for that. Arrange the lights and reflectors accordingly.

vested in clicking pictures of children and making memorabilia of the different magical phases of their growth.

She also has a lot of affinity towards capturing nature in different styles and forms. Professionally, she has worked under the banner Strawberry pictures and has clicked photos of infants, kids, and family portraits for a decade. Today she has started a venture of her own and is one of the best photographers we have in Bangalore.


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