I want to reveal some of my biggest tips for photoshoots in Boston both for Models & Photographers!
- Locations -
I find the BEST location to shoot in is around Acorn Street, or near Dartmouth Street (Boston) these locations give character to the photo shoot with the amazing walls and graphics!
I also, highly recommend shooting on a basketball court!
- Challenging Yourself -
I have a little saying for shooting in Boston, "If I know where I am, it's boring." This is the reason for why I always bring a portable phone charger so at the end of the day I can use Google Maps & Lyft.
Shooting somewhere you're completely unfamiliar with, will challenge you and really make you think.
Once you get good at making anything look good, then you should start planning exact locations and specific moods... believe me it helps doing it in this order, because, once you are good at working with the unexpected, the expected is 10 times easier.
- Explore -
Go into downtown Boston, without a camera and without a model and with a friend, and just explore. Doing this helps you find locations you love, when you find one take a photo of it on your phone (make sure location services are on). This will help you find it again and at the end of the day you can look back and decide which you want to shoot at asap and which can be backup spots.
- Rooftops -
They're the hardest thing to find, but, once you find one, the search will be 100% worth it!
Most apartments have nice little rooftops, of course, now you just have to find a way into the apartment complex.
- Conclusion -
Boston is full of amazing places, so go explore! Share your best Boston photos with us by using #BostonWithChris