Why Location Scouting Is Important • Transportation Photography • Trucking Photographer

Location scouting is a very important part of any commercial or advertising photography project.  I recently shot a series of photos for a manufacturer of stainless steel tanker trailers.  Our goal for a location was to find interesting roads with limited traffic near their production facility in western Wisconsin.  This would allow us to be efficient, productive and creative in our window of opportunity with early morning and late day light.  I’ve spent many frustrating hours driving around trying to find visually interesting roads, but on this shoot we got lucky.  Within a few miles from the manufacturing plant, we found a number of scenic roads that offered several different looks for the shots.

For transportation photography like this, I like to use long lenses and shallow depth of field.  Our go-to lens for this shoot was  a Canon 400mm F2.8.

A special thanks to Allstate Peterbilt of La Crosse, Wisconsin and Winona, Minnesota for supplying us with a great looking, brand new truck for some of the photos.

Here are a few of my favorite photos!

Thanks for looking!


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