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Choosing the perfect location for photography


There are many elements that create a perfect photograph, such as the subject, the lighting, the props, the colour scheme, the camera, the photographer and crew, the budget, and last but not least location of photography. If you wonder why location is important then you must understand that apart from the subject of the photo, the entire frame covers the location in the background which forms the majority of the photograph and therefore has an immense impact on it.

Having the right location as per the photoshoot is very important and in this blog, we will tell you how can you choose the right location for your photoshoot.

Understanding the Brand and Storyline

Woman Wearing Maroon Velvet Plunge-neck Long-sleeved Dress While Carrying Several Paper Bags Photography
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio

Every Brand has a purpose and its new products have a storyline. You as a photographer must understand everything beforehand so that you are able to decide on a theme with your customer. Having a theme is important for professional photoshoots because that makes everything synchronized. Depending upon the theme you can easily select a location that fits.

Experience of Photographer

Photo Studio With White Wooden Framed Wall Mirror
Photo by Alexander Dummer

When you have worked as a photographer in the industry you gain experience which is a bonus factor when you get new projects. As an experienced photographer after understanding the product line, you can easily build a set that will complement the product and choose a location that will bind everything together and create a perfect photograph. So you should always look for new experiences as a photographer and learn from them.

Consider the Budget

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Photo by Ashraf Ali

A good photographer always makes sure that the customer never suffers. While planning a product launch the customer fixes the budget for everything including photography. You as a photographer should ensure that the set you choose and the location you choose for the photograph fall under the budget of your customer. This will create a positive environment which will reflect in the photograph.

Relate to the Targeted Audience

person writing on white paper
Photo by Melanie Deziel

While understanding the product you get an idea of the targeted audience for this product. Having that idea you need to make sure that the location you choose will also attract the targeted audience for purchasing the product. The background forms the majority of the photograph so it is the responsibility of the photographer to ensure that the location is as good as the product and without overpowering it complements the product perfectly.


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Photo by Moose Photos

In case you are at the open location then you have to consider the timing also because out there we cannot create artificial lighting. When a photographer chooses an outdoor location they want the natural lighting for the product enhancement so you have to ensure that depending upon the time of the shoot you choose the right location for a perfect photograph.


As you move on in this industry you will learn all the tips and tricks which will help you succeed. In this blog, we tried to guide you in choosing the right location for photographs. Of course, a photographer should always explore their creativity and move ahead in this industry because authenticity is the only thing that will create your benchmark. By keeping in mind the tips mentioned in this blog you will be able to start the journey of your photography.


Digital Showcase of Lens Rider is founded by Nishant Pandey. It is essentially a magazine to guide photographers. Here we put out new blogs everyday having tips and tricks of photography and information about different areas of photography that one can explore.


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