Can you believe it’s already the second week of April? I for one am thankful the direct sunlight is back and that I have the ability to walk outside without constantly being bundled in my yellow pea coat and scarf.
I can’t say the same about last month’s weather. The day I shot with Nicole, the weather decided to be very temperamental and forced us to get creative. Nicole had been wanting to shoot in a parking garage so this was the perfect time to try out a new location.
Who knew a few stories underground could be so beautiful? I loved shooting down there (avoiding the wind and rain is always a plus). This outfit was perfect for shooting directly under the skylight, which gave us much more natural light. Fortunately the skylight was conveniently near the beautiful elevator doors.
If you ever find yourself resorting to shooting in a parking garage, here are a few tips I gathered:
- If there is a skylight, use it! It makes for gorgeous diffused light so nothing is too harsh on your face or clothes. Shooting in the middle of the day is no longer a problem.
- Try to find a level that is less crowded with cars and people, that way you can shoot in the middle of the road if needed. This also looks amazing because it’s symmetrical (I’ll have to share an example of that with a later outfit)
- Perk – if you choose a level that’s less crowded, changing in your car is much easier ;)
- Look for varying textures and walls to create different backgrounds. You don’t have to show the entire garage, so you can be selective and make it look much more interesting than just a garage.
- Don’t be afraid or shy to shoot when people are around, they’ll leave eventually and you’ll (probably) never see them again so go for it!
Without further ado, here is the beautiful – and can I say adventurous – Nicole.
“I’m not going to lie y’all, I was extremely nervous to put myself in front of the camera because I’ve always thought ‘I don’t take good pictures.’ Needless to say, I went through with the shoot and with Megan’s help and encouraging personality I was able to pull through and thoroughly enjoy myself.”- Nicole Newton
Have you ever shot in a garage or unusual location? I’d love hear about it in the comments below!
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