How are you finding new spots to photograph?

2 months 4 days ago #674867 by Carter Gledhill
I should say, what is your method for finding new spots to photograph?


Do you get into your car and just drive around?  Consult with Google street view?  Is there a secret website that upon getting locational input will reveal the best spots?  


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2 months 4 days ago #674871 by BrokenCanon
It's a combination of trips from the past with current trips when a camera was not available. But one has a cellphone or GPS device to map out a specific location. One map we use is an offline navigation app on a tablet. Once we locate a location which we want to return to simply add your current spot on the map as a saved way point. The problem here, is things change and those save location may not look as they did when you first seen them. So we do drive around but for a reason, not just to look for shots.. but attend events, visit family, etc.

Here's a for instance, in my "Still Waters Solitary Tree" image we were in TN and stopped at a road side nursery. While the wife was looking through the plants indoors, I was across the tree taking a picture of the flooded park. This is how we discover pictures to take, totally by surprise.


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2 months 4 days ago #674887 by Carter Gledhill
Ok, so your spots are influenced by trips. Cool beans.  Is your wife into photography or just you?


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2 months 3 days ago #674903 by KCook
Some social sites (Facebook for example), provide for Groups for photography in certain regions. I simply lurk to see where others are shooting, once in a while I get surprised.

Kelly

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2 months 3 days ago #674909 by Nikon Shooter
None of these.

I think the subject has a minor part to play in my shooting
drive (when not working). I always have gear with me and
if I'm awake, I hunt… anything, anywhere, any time.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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2 months 3 days ago #675032 by Sanford
I go to Google and type in where I want to go and look at what comes up for image results.  You can usually get some good ideas there.  


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2 months 2 days ago - 2 months 2 days ago #675033 by BrokenCanon
Just wanted to follow up:
Because the wife and I aren't willing to hike extreme distances, I'm sure I'll miss some ideal shots. Knowing this and depending on your flexibility/mobility, I feel you'll have more options available to you or at least more then how we approach these images. I mean If I was 20 years young, I'd be tromping further into the woods.

As for the wife, I feel she is developing an eye because she's been following me around and can spot a few things I may have missed. But she doesn't want a camera even after I've offered to purchase one for her. Maybe one day I'll just have to surprise her.


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2 months 2 days ago #675035 by Monica Lafforgue
1. Other photographers
2. Photos from online 
3. Google street view
4. Chance 


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2 months 2 days ago #675053 by effron
Everywhere I go there's a lot to photograph. I also always have gear with me at all times.

Why so serious?
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2 months 2 days ago #675111 by Mike McKinnon
Driving around and from our hikes we go on


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2 months 1 day ago #675200 by CanonKid
All of the above.  I ask people at my photography meet up as well.  Gold mine there.  

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1 month 3 weeks ago #675915 by Wendy Walker
Я спрашиваю друзей и знакомых, знают ли они места, где нас можно сфотографировать, и мы обсуждаем сайты вместе. Если они расскажут мне о месте, о котором я не слышал, мы поищем информацию об этом в Интернете.Я также смотрю блоги и Instagram: иногда оттуда можно получить представление о новом сайте для фотосессии!


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1 month 3 weeks ago #675921 by Roman Omell
Never underestimate asking people.  Locals in a town you are visiting or just people in general that you know.  Looking at Instagram photos for that area is very helpful too.  


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1 month 3 weeks ago #676017 by Jason Stevens
Instagram, Google images, Google maps/street view and word of mouth.


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