Sometimes looking for the best locations for photo shooting we often overlook great spots in our own closest neighborhood. Yes, parks and farms are great places to take pictures of people, especially in spring when trees are in full bloom, or in fall, when there is magic colorful foliage, but old gates, vintage walls and vibrant color doors can be beautiful background too.
I like walking, I do it everyday, that is why I love to live in the city. It helps me to notice many hidden beautiful places of Baltimore. Believe me, I know so well every corner of my neighborhood, simply because I passed it so many times. By the time I developed some kind of mental map of the best spots for potential photo shooting. Upper Fells Point, Fells Point and Butcher's Hill are my favorite neighborhoods for taking pictures, probably, because I am so familiar with them.
These pictures were taken in Fells Point and Upper Fells Point, and as you can see they are not include typical scenes by water. In my opinion they look more interesting and original. Also, you can feel that old Baltimore charm coming out.
Unfortunately, I almost have never seen any professional or amateur photographer using these places, people are so focused on Waterfront or Patterson park. No matter if you take individual or group pictures of people, remember, you can always get interesting detail, amazing colors and light out of street background, in any time of year.
Although it doesn't look that way, all pictures were taken no farther than an half mile in radius. Of course, there many spots left, however this is the good showcase how some parts of Baltimore can be exciting and beautiful places to take pictures of people.
Last but not least, special thanks to my dear Baltimorean friend who graciously agreed to model for these pictures. Her natural beauty and character were perfect complement to vibrant backgrounds of Charm City.