Location Scouting

Learn how to plan ahead and pick locations like a pro.

This natural light photography class focuses on finding and identifying what makes the ideal location. There’s a lot of planning required for a shoot to be successful and scouting for locations is paramount.

In this class, Karl visits a number of different locations. You’ll see just how quickly the conditions can change and how a location can appear very different within a short time frame.

In this class:

  • Portrait photography using natural light
  • Identifying possible locations for portrait photography
  • How to plan for outdoor photo shoots
  • The best time of day for outdoor photography
  • Useful apps for photographers
  • Tips for photographing outdoors

Questions? Please post them in the comments section below.


  1. Hi i am a new member i just recently got the canon rebel t3i and i am just starting out. Right now i only have the original lense it came with. I am trying to learn manual mode. Do you have any recommendations or pointers as to which classes i should do. I would like to do pictures of people and like weddings and family photos.

  2. FYI: In addition to TPI, there’s an app I often use called ‘PhotoPills’. This does what TPI does as well as let you plan for night shots – including a virtual reality view on your phone that would how you precisely where say, the moon or sun will be in the sky at a certain date in the future -either hours, days, or months ahead. Also has nice reminders etc for blue/golden hours and integrates with my mac calendar for planning shoots.
    Maybe some members would find it of benefit. Especially valuable for astrophotography as it will show via VR where constellations such as the milky way will be on given hours/dates.

    Hope this is of use.


  3. I am planning a Pre-Wedding Shooting next week, this tutorial “Location Scouting” certainly help me plan my shoot much better this time. Thanks for tip and trick in the tutorial.

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