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The Photography Field Guide for Choosing and Using Locations

$35.00
(15 reviews) Write a Review

Lauren Sanderson’s approach to shooting client and personal work is greatly influenced by her surroundings— her vision for a session often starts when she chooses the location. In this Breakout, Lauren shares how she chooses and uses even the most ordinary location to create extraordinary images and galleries that are full of variety. She’ll show how her gear, camera, location, and perspective choices help her achieve her vision, and she’ll show inspiring instructional images to illustrate each concept. You’ll learn what to look for when scouting locations and you’ll explore with Lauren in a behind-the-scenes video to see how she chooses her locations, the decisions she makes based on her environment, and what she would have done differently. Finally, you’ll learn how Lauren edits her images to enhance or alter a location.

 

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

• How locations influence and contribute to Lauren’s style
• What makes a location great and what to look for when scouting
• How to harness a location’s potential to make your client galleries and personal images stronger and full of variety
• How gear choices and camera settings can drastically change the look and feel of a location
• How to train your eye to see the potential at a location
• Ways to produce beautiful and compelling images, even when shooting at less-than-ideal locations and lighting situations
• How to discover and use locations that are close to home for personal shooting
• Several high-tech and low-tech methods of location scouting
• How to create your Location Log and keep track of important location information
• Photoshop techniques to enhance or alter your images for maximum location impact

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

130+ page PDF full of detailed information, techniques, tips, pullbacks, exercises and inspiration

Location Lookbook: A Bonus PDF with 30+ Pullback and After Shots to Inspire

Location Log Template (8.5″ x 11″ PDF)

30 Days of Location Exploration Shooting Exercise (PDF)

17-minute Location Scouting Insight Video

2 Editing Videos (using ACR and Photoshop)

Q&A Video

 *Please note: All items in this listing are digital downloads that must be downloaded to a computer (you may transfer to an iPad after your original download to a computer).  Due to the nature of digital downloads, they are non-refundable.

Lauren Sanderson calls her style a mix of modern portraiture and casual lifestyle moments. Born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama she primarily photographs couples, children, and families. Lauren approaches photography with a designer’s eye and believes that a location is an integral part of all her sessions. Lauren has been a Clickin’ Moms member since 2010, became a Click Pro in 2013, and in 2013, Lauren joined the Click Magazine production team and is in charge of editing and retouching every image for each bimonthly issue… a job that she enjoys and a team she loves being a part of. Lauren has three small girls that keep her on her toes and a supportive firefighter husband that just laughs and shakes his head each time the UPS man drives away. And in the small sliver of time called “spare” she enjoys Crossfit a few times a week, trips to the beach with her family, and cheering on her alma-mater, the Alabama Crimson Tide!

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  • 5
    Fantastic Course Materials - Worth Every Penny!

    Posted by Laura R. on 4th Feb 2018

    This was my first Clickin Moms education purchase, and as such I was a bit hesitant to purchase. After reading about what was included, though, and the course reviews - I decided to take a chance and try it out. I'm SO glad I did! There is a ton of helpful information included in this course!!!!

    I especially love the location scouting worksheet that is included with the course bundle. I will be using it when I go out exploring; it's a great way to document each spot I visit, and includes spaces for info on a variety of things for each location I scout. The worksheet also includes a spot for a photo of each spot.

    Both the course manual and inspiration guide (two separate PDFs) are extensive, and packed with tips for helping you see "ho hum" locations in a new way. As a wedding photographer, this is going to be very, very helpful to me, as I sometimes have to quickly figure out how to make a less-than-spectacular looking portrait location look nice in photos. I feel a lot better prepared to do that now.

    Excited to get out and explore now. Will be creating a location scouting binder and using the location scouting worksheet to build a nice location resource for myself.

    Thank you for this very well done course, Lauren Sanderson!!

  • 5
    Highly recommended!

    Posted by Unknown on 25th May 2016

    This breakout was exactly what I needed. I live in Illinois, where everything looks the same, and I needed inspiration for how to use this to my advantage. Lauren explained everything so well, and pullbacks and final images were included. I'm very happy with this purchase.

  • 5
    Helpful even beyond selecting a location

    Posted by Unknown on 26th Oct 2015

    Great insight to choosing a location, but I really enjoyed the editing as well, thank you for including it!

  • 5
    Great Information

    Posted by Terri on 24th Oct 2015

    I haven't watched the videos yet but I did read the material and it was great information! It really gave me some ideas on how to take a location that seems blah and boring and make it very usable as a location. I also appreciated the pull backs. Great material and great read! Thank you!

  • 5
    Loved the pullbacks!

    Posted by Unknown on 12th Oct 2015

    Really enjoyed this BO! The pullbacks on the location shooting was great to see. Thank you.

  • 5
    Wonderful, inspirational break out session!

    Posted by Wendy on 4th Sep 2015

    I am thoroughly enjoying this break out session - my 4th so far! Lauren Sanderson is a wonderful photographer and teacher and I can't wait to put everything I'm learning from her session into practice. This session is truly inspiring providing plenty of tips and ideas to get you motivated to go out and take wonderful photos... Thank you Lauren for everything you have shared and for all your teachings which will enable me to practice becoming a better photographer. Worth every penny... and more!

  • 5
    Best breakthrough I have done in ages!

    Posted by Michelle on 16th Aug 2015

    As a busy mum of two I am limited to finding new locations but this breakthrough taught me to look around my own environment as there is so much in front of you. I have started looking at locations as not just
    The fabulous park or beach setting but also a little nook in my back yard or a derelict building or tree beside my house. I learned a lot about editing as well particularly bokeh. Thank you again so much Lauren. Best money I ever spent in photography.

  • 5
    Best breakthrough I have done in ages!

    Posted by Michelle on 16th Aug 2015

    As a busy mum of two I am limited to finding new locations but this breakthrough taught me to look around my own environment as there is so much in front of you. I have started looking at locations as not just
    The fabulous park or beach setting but also a little nook in my back yard or a derelict building or tree beside my house. I learned a lot about editing as well particularly bokeh. Thank you again so much Lauren. Best money I ever spent in photography.

  • 5
    Game Changer

    Posted by Leslie on 21st Apr 2015

    This breakout was phenomenal! It has completely changed the way I look at the spaces around me. I am seeing interesting locations everywhere - and am able to find places to shoot in the most unlikely situations! Great price and incredible information. I loved this breakout!!! Thank you Lauren!!!