[TTT #003] The Best Way to Get Access to Sick Locations and Props – 10 November 2022
💡 In the Two Tip Thursday series I share 2 photography tips regarding social media, business, practical suggestions, mindset and everything you need to become a pro📸
❓Do you know the best way to get access to sick locations and props?
Easy. Your network.
Last week I had an idea for a fitness video and I proposed to a friend to make it happen in his gym. I got the content for YouTube/Ig and he got the video for free.
I also wanted to experiment with a green screen using a motorbike and I asked my uncle if I could borrow his for a couple of hours.
I also wanted to try to shoot a white car in a newly renovated car park so I asked a friend of mine If I could use his for an evening.
👉🏻Do you have anyone in your network that could lend you any prop/location? It might be as simple as a garage or a cool dress.
If you think wisely, I can guarantee you that you’ll be able to think of something that you can ask a friend or relative for, don’t be afraid.
🔑 Depth in photography is key. Here’s how you can add more depth to your shots.
Think of your photo as a 3D space. How many layers can you identify?
- There might be an element in the foreground (1)
- There might be the subject (2)
- There might be a tree in the background (3)
- There might be a mountain behind the tree (4)
- There might be a cloud (5)
- There might be the sky (6)
- There might be the subject (1)
- And a plain wall behind him/her (2)
Whenever you’re shooting try to think about depth with intention.
- How many layers do I have in this photo?
- Can I add anything more?
- Do all these layers make sense?
- How these layers are distributed/framed within the shot?
You can also think in the same way about post-production, and decide whether you want to remove distractions or add more elements using overlays.
If you want to know more about how I use overlays to add depth to my photos, check out this video 🙂
See you next Thursday, Ciao!