Recently someone asked me how I find the shoot locations for all my blog/Instagram photos. The truth is I repeat a lot of the same locations, and from time to time I'm even kicked out of "restricted areas" that are not photography friendly. What can I say, I live on the wild side haha! No, but seriously even though it doesn't seem like a tough task, finding new places to shoot can be tricky sometimes because of parking, photography permits, etc. To be frank, I love doing this and even on the days when I'm not shooting; I'm constantly looking out for dope spaces where I can possibly shoot in the future. All of the photos on my IG and blog I take in random streets, alleys, storefronts, shopping malls, or the occasional LA landmark.
One great thing I've learned after doing this for some time is that you can take awesome photos in locations that aren't necessarily considered "Instagram-worthy" it's just a matter of finding the right angle to each place. At first glance, a lot of streets and walls in LA look ugly or dirty, but sometimes those things add personality to a picture. I think after a while of taking photos this became natural to me. I believe it's all just a matter of perspective and developing an eye to see the beauty in places most people wouldn't. I am not a photographer, but I don't think you have to be one to see the beauty and appreciate the things around you. Anywho, I hope this post is helpful to anyone interested in starting a blog, Tumblr or any creative platform. Thank you, Stephanie, for emailing me your question! I invite anyone who has questions to message me, and I will write a post with my answer. =)