Oct 17, 2004

Photo Opportunities in the Most Unusual Places

Alleys and Other Worthwhile Detours
by Charlotte K. Lowrie

Are you bored going to the same places, taking the same monotonous pictures? If you are, then it's time to swerve off the beaten path and explore some unlikely places and events that offer photo opportunities. Weekends are a great time to take detours, because detours often take you out of the mainstream crowd crush and give you space to do some creative exploration and shooting.
If you plan to detour at random, be sure to pack your camera bag with a full complement of gear. Often the lighting and space you have to work in will be as unconventional as the location. So at a minimum, pack the speedlight, a tripod or monopod, and, if you're shooting with a camera with interchangeable lenses, a full focal range of lenses ...