Photographer Capture Photos In ‘Ugly’ Location, And Results Prove That It’s All About The Skill


15 shares

An expert and amateur see different things when they look at the same places, and these photos proves why. Amateur photographers are always in pursuit for perfect location, and there is nothing wrong with it. However, expert photographer can capture perfect photo in ugly location even with minimal resources. To challenge herself, Jenna Martin took her camera and her model to Lowe’s: “Instead of searching out the usual beautiful locations around where we live, I had the idea to do just the opposite,” she wrote on PetaPixel. “I wanted to go somewhere ‘ugly’ by all conventional photography standards and then see what we could do with it. Lowe’s seemed like the perfect option.”

“I wanted somewhere with horrible lighting and limited backdrops. Somewhere that made absolutely no sense for a photo shoot.” Before she started shooting, Martin set herself some rules:

  • They had to work with whatever was already there. The photographer brought just her camera, without any artificial lighting or props;
  • They couldn’t rearrange the displays or make any big changes;
  • They’d stop shooting if anyone else was in the background.

“As soon as we walked in an employee asked if they could help us and I asked, “We were just going to take a few photos, is that okay?” He replied, “Of course! I was just wondering why she was so overdressed for a trip to the hardware store!”” Martin and her model had about an hour before the store closed, so they began their photo shoot in narrow and wide aisles, against paint samples and trees.

“Overall, this was a really fun challenge! Not that I’d invite an actual client to ever do a Lowe’s photo shoot (I mean, never say never), but I was pretty happy with the result! Horrible location for the win! Next time you see an awful spot, maybe give it a chance, you never know what you might end up with.”

More info: jennamartinphotography.com (h/t: PetaPixel)

“Instead of searching out the usual beautiful locations around where we live, I had the idea to do just the opposite”
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
“Lowe’s seemed like the perfect option” Location 1: The Paint Samples
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
Not edited
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
Edited
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
Lowe’s Location 2: The Lighting Section
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
Not edited
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
Edited
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
Lowe’s Location 3: The Aisles
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
Not edited
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
Edited
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
Location Shot: Aisle 2
Jenna Martin
Jenna Martin
Jenna Martin
Lowe’s Location 4: The Garden Section
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
Not edited
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
Edited
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
Lowe’s Location 5: Pillows Section
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
Ugly location beautiful portraits Jenna martin
Jenna Martin
“Horrible location for the win!”

Like it? Share with your friends!

15 shares
David Raskin

Born and raised in Amsterdam, marketing expert. I compose interesting stories, lists. Love to play ping-pong, Grey’s, Anatomy tv series.
Choose A Format
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Thank you for sharing. Support us by liking & following :)