Photography locations are key to any successful shoot. The location creates the ambiance that becomes the foundation of the shoot. If you are shooting somewhere vibrant, it creates a mood of happiness and excitement around the shoot. Shooting in a dark alley provides a melancholy tone to the shoot and gives a sense of suspense and secrecy that comes across in the pictures. The photography locations helps to tell the story of the subject(s) which is what the vision of photography is anyway, to tell a story. What better way to do that than to shoot at awesome locations. Here are some the top 5 photography locations in Memphis.
With it’s array of shops and cultural displays, crosstown has the diversity to shoot an entire session at one location. With an open concept and a variation of themed based options, you are sure to capture your personality and imagination shooting at this location. Let’s be honest, who wants to brave the summer heat and humidity in Memphis. Crosstown gives you the option to shoot during those hot summer months when you’d rather be indoors. With over 1.2 million square footage, you have many options that will help tell your story. Originally built in 1927 as a distribution center for Sears, Roebuck & Co., the massive landmark is now considered a vertical urban village with it’s fair share of arts, business, education, and healthcare making it a true hub, or concourse for visitors.
For more information on Crosstown, visit https://crosstownconcourse.com/.
Crosstown definitely gives you the flexibility to have a stunning photo session that will leave you feeling great about your session.
The botanical gardens offers colors that are breathtaking and provide multiple options for outdoor photography. The Botanic Garden is the perfect spot for your session during those cool fall evenings and a great spot if you are willing to brave the hot Memphis sun. Located in Memphis for over a decade, the gardens have become a staple visiting spot for tourists. Take a look at some of the beautiful treasures the Botanic Garden has to offer you during your session.
With over 25 gardens and trails, the Memphis Botanic Gardens provides enough greenery and shade to capture amazing photos. For more information, visit https://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com/.
Whether you are looking to make a bold statement or just enjoy the murals as a backdrop, this historic location has that and much more. Take pictures along the trolley line with headlights in the backdrop or on the steps of the Civil Rights museum. There is no shortage of locations that will make you feel proud of your session and show off where you’re from. Interesting fact in case you are ever on Jeopardy, the area known as South Main was a separate city, the city of South Memphis up until 1850. Remember Taylor’d Enterprise when you win your millions on Jeopardy from this question. Let’s look at some of the main areas of this location.
For more information on South Main, visit https://www.gosouthmain.com/.
With lots of greenery, sunlight, and a lake as your backdrop, Shelby Farms is the perfect location for a session with anyone that loves nature and the outdoor life. Take a seat on the rocks or lay out in the grass to capture natures best looks during your session. With miles of greenery and trails, it’s easy to see why this outdoor location is ideal for the adventurous photo shoot. If that isn’t enough for you, take a quick one mile drive down to the Agricenter and get some shots in the sunflower field. Here are some of the locations offered at Shelby Farms and the Agricenter.
Visit https://www.shelbyfarmspark.org/ for more information on the park.
The Agricenter is known for it’s extensive crop research but also provides something that no other location has in Memphis. Well, at least not to that magnitude. SUNFLOWERS!!!! Each year, there are thousands upon thousands of sunflowers planted and when they bloom, boy do they look great. Can you imagine taking your pictures in a field of flowers? I know, this comes right out of a Hollywood movie.
For more information on The Agricenter, visit https://www.agricenter.org/
I hope you get a chance to check out some of these locations that are hot spots for photography in Memphis. There are many other locations throughout and surrounding the city that provide an excellent location for photography as well. Downtown on the River, Memorial Gardens, Overton Park, and Mid-town are a few other well known spots for photography.
Of course this is my take on locations and we all have our favorite spots to help capture those images that leave a lasting impression. Now location is just part of what you need for an awesome photography experience but it is not all you need. You still need an awesome model and an amazing ability to tell their story through your lens.
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