Scouting for Photo Locations
Sometimes I find myself struggling to find new and unique locations for taking photographs. In this article, I will be discussing different online resources that I use for scouting photo locations. These websites help me discover interesting public places that might work well as a backdrop for a project. In some cases the location itself ends up being the subject of my photographs. The map services detailed in the article below are tools for searching what other photographers (both consumer and professional) have posted online. When a person uploads a photo to a service like Flickr, their images may contain embedded GPS data that can be used to determine the location where the photo was taken. Smartphones typically embed this data into images automatically. Some of the more recent DSLR cameras offer GPS recording out of the box, but most professional cameras require an expensive accessory to add GPS tracking. If you don’t have a GPS capable camera or accessory, you are given the option to manually tag a location via Flickr, or from Adobe Lightroom.