I’m always on the lookout for great places to take portraits. And I’m blessed to live in a beautiful part of the country, and in a city with plenty of amazing backdrops.
This weekend, I was scouting out a location for a large group shoot. So, off the National Hispanic Cultural Center we went. It’s a gorgeous facility, with great architecture, and the most interesting walls around. This shot is of Kristin, in the purple wall outside the Disney theater. There are gorgeous, New Mexico brown adobe walls. Maroon and red walls. Purple (two different shades). Brick floors as far as the eye can see. And it’s all outside, bouncing that gorgeous New Mexico light around.
Shooting portraits without a studio, relying only on the beauty around, has given me the opportunity to re-examine the community I’ve lived in for almost 20 years. To find the beauty, to appreciate the color and vibrancy. To see my world with new eyes.
Some of my favorite places? The botanic garden, the foothills, and the painted fence downtown.
What are your favorite places to shoot portraits? Where do you get the best light?