How do I find the spots to photograph?
OK, this one is a bit more tricky. I get it, you want THAT pink house but searching google maps, seemingly does not return the same precise location as when you search ‘Big Ben’. There are multiple ways of figuring it out.
Option 1 – you know the approximate area. Get your walking boots on and get cracking walking about and looking for it 🙂 I do that so often. It allows you to get to know a new area, find other pretty spots in it, and is also good for your health. I have about 21,000-30,000 steps on average during the weekends when I hunt for my spots.
Option 2 – look up geo tags of images you have seen of the spots. Some people geo tag their pictures precisely, so you might be lucky that the street the house, tree etc you want, is actually geo tagged.
Option 3 – ask someone. Now, as I already said previously, beware how you pose the question. At the end of the day, i put a lot of effort into discovering most of these spots on my own. I do rely on my insta pals to give me a tip or two, however I do actually consider those people friends, and we share much more than a pink house or so. Meaning, if you are just going to ping me (or any other Instagrammer) a message, try to be courteous about it. If you just want to know the location of a house, do not just demandingly ask me ‘where can I find the house’. It is genuinely frustrating to feel that someone is ‘demanding’ this information. After I have done all the work of finding it, after roaming the streets for hours or days sometimes, it is offensive receiving messages like that. I do not mind sharing locations at all. I even share articles with locations on my blog. However, I do get really frustrated with these messages, so I do not answer them. I also get a lot of questions about itineraries and places to visit recommendations. Again, I wish I could answer everyone with a personalised itinerary but I cannot. So, I do put a lot of effort in writing about places to visit when you are in London or other destinations – look up my blog. If you do not find what you need, then happy for you to message me with a precise question.
Option 4 – just walk around a city exploring it and find your own beautiful spots. I do try to do a mix of this and Option 1. Nothing beats you finding your own cute, little spots, or experiencing a moment that has not been pre-defined.
I hope this helps you structure your wanderings, happy picture hunting x