Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Photography in Nashville's Backyard - Locations!

As a native from Los Angeles I have to say, photography in Nashville's backyard has been quite exciting!

So, for today, I am going to share some locations for any other photographer roaming Nashville. If you would like more detail, please feel free to contact me!

I've used this location many times for fashion, artist portraits and for test shots and I am never let down. It's off Gay street just west of Downtown.  The best part about this location is that it has low car traffic and you can shoot in the middle of the street. It has tunnels, cool walls and just a lot of pockets that make it look like you are changing location but you are just making the most out of this spot. The con is that it's not heavily populated with traffic so always bring extra people with you if you can. Lock your car doors.

The next location is a spot just south of Downtown. There are train tracks that are just down Division street. So take Division across 8th Ave past the Pour House and make the last left. The is a great spot there with again, a variety of locations. It has an urban feel and it's also not too heavily populated with traffic. It is an area where homeless to use as a back road but as long as you have a crew with you or a man to kind of 'baby sit' you should be fine. I shot there with a fashion designer and a model (so three gals) and we weren't bothered. Just fair warning.

If you kind of drive not too far from this area around Fogg st you will find some more pockets of fun.

If you are looking for a 'timeless' location that is more on the private or vacant side try out Fort Negly. It's south of Downtown, close to both the Science Museum and the Sounds Stadium I believe off of Wedgewood. Whats great about this location is that it's on a high hill that over looks Downtown. Also, you can get a lot of shots with no phone wire or what not in the way. It is a great location for sunsets. Just down the street is a great view of the highway and you can see a sample of that below as well. 

And lastly another fruitful space is where the Marathon Music Works is. With all of these locations you really just gotta walk around and scout due to no exact address. And really with any location, just scout around for your shots. You will be happy you did! 

Please feel free to contact me if you have locations you want share!

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