Of course a location can be the difference between an average shot and a complete stunner. My advice is, get to know your area, have a look at your local art galleries and online information. Just type in the name of your area into your browser followed by the word “photographs or “Images and you will be surprised at the amount of information that will turn up. Even if you live in a big city, there are parks, rivers, docks, and canals that can all offer great photo opportunities, if you own a car then your only a couple of hours away from some excellent scenery in the UK. Look for bridges, waterfalls, stone circles, windmills, lighthouses, water mills, and even wind turbines for great locations, though the list is endless.
Just a note on SAFETY:
- Always tell someone where you are going and when you expect to be back.
- Carry food and water
- Carry suitable clothing for the environment of your intended destination