Portrait Photography: Types of Locations
As a renowned portrait photographer in Las Vegas, people always ask me how I get the right location or which location is perfect for what portrait shot. Well, it isn’t difficult at all. As Las Vegas native with years of experience in portrait photography, I know the best locations that fit every style of portrait. Thankfully, there are different types of locations to choose from in Las Vegas. Below are some locations I have found to bring portrait photography alive.
Urban and beautiful city pitches
For a portrait photographer looking for the perfect portrait location that adds some spark to your portrait photography. You’ll be spoilt for choice as there are amazing locations to choose from. From endless strips of private parks and gardens, museums, farms and vineyards, busy downtown shopping districts, coastlines, and a whole lot of others, there is just an endless array of great locations to choose from. Just saunter through Las Vegas, and you’ll understand what I’m talking about. But note this, make sure your chosen location reflects your subject’s personality. That is absolutely important.
When it comes to adding some creative twist to portrait photography, industrial layouts never disappoints. Here you can find an amazing location that adds some spice to the story you want to tell. Interestingly, there are tons of industrial locations scattered around Las Vegas; you can choose from. This location is even perfect for subjects who work industrial jobs and looking for a portrait that defines their personality.
Mountains (Red Rock Canyon & Mt. Charleston)
I don’t know about you, but the mountainous location adds some breathtaking twist to my portrait photography. Besides the fact that this location highlights my subject’s personality, the abundance of natural light in this location means I don’t need to invest so much money to get artificial lighting. This is not to say; you wouldn’t need it for other types of portrait shots. Mountainous locations that stand out among others are Red Rock Canyon & Mt. Charleston. This two mountain has some great pitches that will make your portrait shoot a blast. Do you want to know another thing that is great about this location? It wouldn’t dig a fat hole into your savings. Great right?
Water (lakes & ponds)
The serenity and tranquility of water bodies like ponds and lakes make this location absolutely spot on for your portrait shots. More so, this location provides some unique scenic options that are guaranteed to make your portrait shot a blast. I have found this location particularly perfect for family, engagement, and even pre-wedding portrait shot. For portrait photographers starting out, this location will help you hone your craft. This isn’t surprising because the location is conducive enough to help you concentrate.
If you think you have found the best location to capture your subject, then you have not visited a desert landscape location before. I love this location. Forgets the scenic views and abundance of natural light dessert landscape promises; this location will take your portrait photography up a notch. Don’t take my word for it? Give it a try and you’ll be amazed at the result.