Where to shoot in SoCal

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Fast Shadow, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Fast Shadow macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in SoCal on vacation this week - originally I was just going to relax and do nothing, but I decided to demo a Canon 40D. Any suggestions on good places to shoot in the greater Los Angeles area, or maybe within a radius of a couple of hundred miles? I'm a semi-pro shooter, primarily I do motorsport and nature photography. I'm familiar with the area, I'm just kind of thin on ideas for new places to go. Places I've already been to would be Joshua Tree, Palm Springs, the PCH from San Diego to LA, Santa Barbara, Palos Verdes/Long Beach/San Pedro... Looking for somewhere new to go. I was thinking about Death Valley or Sequoia, but they're long hauls from here and I'm not sure how much of Sequoia is accessible right now due to the snow.
     
  2. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    Have you been to the Getty Center? I've taken pictures up there and it's pretty fun. It just an awesome place to visit no matter what, but there are some cool photo opportunities there as well.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Getty_Center
     
  3. Fast Shadow thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, that's a fantastic suggestion. The place I'm staying at is practically in the shadow of the Getty, even.
     
  4. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    See if you can catch a boat to Catalina Island. That place is magical.
     
  5. Daringescape macrumors regular

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    you could try heading up hwy 395 - there are some pretty cool abandoned/semi abandoned towns and structures between Victorville and Lone Pine, and as an added bonus, you could take the 190 over to death valley and get some great shots there.

    here is a google maps link to the area: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=...935,-117.262573&spn=2.47414,5.119629&z=8&om=0

    Otherwise, I would try the Getty as was already suggested, or for something different, go shoot the wonderfully eclectic folks in hollywood.
     
  6. JNB macrumors 604

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    I'm sorry, I thought you were asking who to shoot in SoCal. Man, that's a long list...
     

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