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Do you have a place that you find yourself drawn to over and over again to take photos?

It struck me last week as I was quickly scanning back through my last few months of shooting that there was a location that appeared over and over again. It’s a room of our home (with a baby in the house much of my photography happens close to home in this season of life).

While I’ve never set out specifically to shoot in this location it is a regular feature of my photographic routine.

What room is it?

It’s our Bathroom

It might seem like a strange place to be shooting the bathtub in our bathroom is one of the most photographed locations in our house. Why? There are a few little reasons:

  • the first are our three boys who tend to spend time there every night – where they go, my camera goes.
  • our three boys don’t sit still long – but in the bath they’re at least a little contained and that makes for easier shooting
  • it’s also a playful and fun time – good for capturing the boys at their animated best
  • light – this is the real reason I love our bathroom. Let me explain more….

The light in our bathroom is fantastic. We have a large frosted window facing the west and so when the sun sets (around bath time at our place) there’s a beautiful diffused light that shines into the room.

Not only that all the walls and floor are white and there’s a big mirror too – so that gorgeous light just bounces around that room like crazy making it like a big life-sized lightbox!

That’s one of my most regular locations for photographing my kids – but what about you? Where do you find yourself taking more shots than any other place… and why?

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

  • Deejay

    Two places for me – the coast around Northern Ireland including the Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Ballintoy Harbour, Ballycastle, Torr Head and any where in Donegal. I know I am very lucky to have such magnificent landscapes within easy reach of my home.

  • http://-------- Frank

    I do a lot of macros in the living room because of the North light

  • http://www.juddricphotography.com Judd

    Yeah where ever my boys go I go, I never turn off my camera, just in case. The most popular spot? The garden bed out the back where the boys can make some great mud! Mud mud mud!

  • fox photos

    I tend to gravitate to my back yard. My goldendoodle is hilarious to capture and with all the different plants/flowers and greenery, it just tends to be a good place to experiment with taking pictures.

  • Kayly

    The beautiful outdoors in the Ouachita mountains!! I love taking macro shots!

  • Sara

    It would have to be the Beartooth Mountains for me.

  • Noelene

    The easiest to access at any time of the day or night – my garden. Just have to look a little closer to see the myriad of bugs, butterflies, moths etc and of course even the occasional weed gives a lot of pleasure with their seed clocks :)

  • Elizabeth

    My favourite location is Blouberg Strand, Cape Town, South Africa, as well as Hout Bay Harbour.
    Landscapes and sunsets are my favourites.

Some older comments

  • Elizabeth

    November 16, 2011 11:02 pm

    My favourite location is Blouberg Strand, Cape Town, South Africa, as well as Hout Bay Harbour.
    Landscapes and sunsets are my favourites.

  • Noelene

    November 10, 2011 12:23 am

    The easiest to access at any time of the day or night - my garden. Just have to look a little closer to see the myriad of bugs, butterflies, moths etc and of course even the occasional weed gives a lot of pleasure with their seed clocks :)

  • Sara

    November 8, 2011 07:32 am

    It would have to be the Beartooth Mountains for me.

  • Kayly

    November 8, 2011 06:21 am

    The beautiful outdoors in the Ouachita mountains!! I love taking macro shots!

  • fox photos

    November 8, 2011 05:22 am

    I tend to gravitate to my back yard. My goldendoodle is hilarious to capture and with all the different plants/flowers and greenery, it just tends to be a good place to experiment with taking pictures.

  • Judd

    November 7, 2011 07:52 pm

    Yeah where ever my boys go I go, I never turn off my camera, just in case. The most popular spot? The garden bed out the back where the boys can make some great mud! Mud mud mud!

  • Frank

    November 7, 2011 08:19 am

    I do a lot of macros in the living room because of the North light

  • Deejay

    November 7, 2011 08:00 am

    Two places for me - the coast around Northern Ireland including the Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Ballintoy Harbour, Ballycastle, Torr Head and any where in Donegal. I know I am very lucky to have such magnificent landscapes within easy reach of my home.

  • Milena Stoyanova

    November 6, 2011 07:30 am

    I am a musician and I travel a lot.I normally stay a month at one place in Norway,and then change to next ....Norway is a land of beautiful waterfalls,fjords,rocks and spectacular skies.I love to take pictures of water and sky..they change all the time,and every time I see something different.Sound and view of water makes me relax from the pressure each day and night..early in the morning in the break of a dawn,in the time of the warm sunsets or in the night..it is a pleasure every time!

  • Karen Wattie

    November 6, 2011 04:36 am

    I live in a heritage village, and while there are lots of interesting sights here, I tend to gravitate toward some stablized ruins on Parks Canada land.

  • Joan Trask

    November 5, 2011 03:47 pm

    Our Ranch is my most photographed place. There is always something going on that makes fantastic shooting. I also am lucky enough to have young grandchildren that are helping on the ranch when we are rounding up or moving cattle. They are my utmost favourite subjects to photograph

  • John Heilman

    November 5, 2011 01:03 pm

    I take photos from my back porch than from any other one spot. We live in South West Montana in a valley surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. From my back porch we can shoot as far as fifty miles to the far mountain range over miles of rolling hills and farm land, and it all changes personality with the seasons.
    But a close second is my dining room table where I have been doing lots of still lifes lately.

  • kEN REIMER

    November 5, 2011 12:58 pm

    My most photographed place is my living room. Many many birthdays, graduations, family gatherings, and Christmas celebrations have been photographed here.

  • Heidi

    November 5, 2011 11:07 am

    I head for the Wet lands....mainly Green Cay in Boynton Beach Fl.....i love to take pictures of the gators and birds and turtles.....Every visit is unique always something new. My back-yard is also a favorite when all 12 of our dogs are playing.....never a dull moment.

  • Dick McLane

    November 5, 2011 10:59 am

    Like several others, my most photographed location is the area near my home, about a mile radius from it. I walk almost every day within this area to give both my dog and me exercise. Many walks are in a nearby park, with a nice pond, which provide occasional reflections of sunrises and sunsets and fall foliage, ducks and geese, insects, etc. I'm in the midwest, so there are no majestic mountains, but there is the change of seasons that provide many photo ops thruout the year. My camera often is in my pocket, just in case!

  • Dave

    November 5, 2011 10:48 am

    I find myself the most at county and state parks in Western Pa ( mostly Laurel State Park ). The reason being that all of these places give a multitude of opportunities for all types of photography year round., whether it be portrait, nature, macro, etc........ Seldom a day in the parks goes by that I won't take at least 50+ photos.

  • Bruce

    November 4, 2011 02:44 am

    As was already posted, where we walk the dog tends to get a lot of coverage with the camera.
    For us it is Point Au Rush State Park a short drive north of our home. Lots of changing weather and foliage.
    The leaves dropping and the bush and tall grasses dropping down for the winter uncovered the remains of a wood sail boat over the last week I had never seen before. That is my pet project now and I will shoot it over the winter and into next summer to see how it changes and continues to fall apart.

  • cheryl

    November 3, 2011 02:11 am

    outside.. clouds trees as background

  • Ed Letts

    November 2, 2011 02:03 pm

    I live on a lake so naturally I take many photos of it. Many of them right from my living room window like this one I took this morning.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/edletts/6301905093

  • Boudoir Photography

    November 2, 2011 11:56 am

    My most photographed locations are the ones that more people pay me to go to :P

  • Mario

    November 2, 2011 05:46 am

    Anywhere in California, most recently the Central Coast, which includes Morro Bay to Monterey and Big Sur.

  • Steve

    November 2, 2011 03:44 am

    Lately my favorite location for photography is my local racetrack. I have always loved the excitement of watching cars race around the asphalt ovals, and decided it was time to combine that love with the love of photography. I recently joined a local pit crew and that allows me to spend my saturdays not only working on the car, but also capturing the scene in the pits and on the track.

  • Sandy Snide

    November 2, 2011 03:36 am

    I go to Harlow Pond on a regular basis. It's only a 5 minute drive from home and I find much to photograph there. There is an eagle's nest, an osprey's nest, many loons and dicks, plus a variety of smaller birds. It's also a great place to get sunrise/sunset shots.

  • Dave

    November 2, 2011 02:14 am

    My backyard! I have a partially wooded acre. In it I have trimmed a few bushes to serve as backdrops. I also have a huge magnolia tree with a natural indentation on one side where I've put a park bench. I did have a couple trees with low enough branches to sit in, but Hurricane Isabel busted up my favorite one. My yard is also full of birds. In the last two years I have been able to identify at least 25 species.

    My other favortie place is Assateague National Wildlife Refuge in Chincoteague, Virginia. Wonderful place for all kinds of shore birds and wild animals. The wild ponies stay back off the road most of the time, but sometimes you get lucky.

  • Dick Brigleb

    November 2, 2011 12:52 am

    Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

  • Acierman

    November 1, 2011 11:10 pm

    my studio that is in the basement or outside

  • ArianaMurphy

    November 1, 2011 10:53 pm

    There are so many beautiful parks and greenspaces in the Niagara region (Canada) that it's hard to choose among them. I guess I frequent most often Lake Gibson, close to home, and the Merritt Trail, on the way to work.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/arianasart/6250633687/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/arianasart/5759127259/

  • Samuel Chung

    November 1, 2011 10:13 pm

    Outside my window for sunrise, and the airport

  • Rebecca

    November 1, 2011 10:12 pm

    for me, the woods I guess, our house backs out onto a pond and a forest so that is where I go for most of my photography. It's different every time so you never know what to expect!

  • Dewan Demmer

    November 1, 2011 04:36 pm

    I would have to say my garden.
    Whenever I need to keep the photography cogs turning I walk around my garden for a bit and it help sget rid of the cobwebs, mostly.
    http://dsdphotography.co.za/spring-bloom-johannesburg-photographer-dsd-photography/

  • AnnMarie

    November 1, 2011 03:39 pm

    Our front door. It's an ugly blue and has terrible lighting but for some reason my son is always doing something cute or memorable on his way out the door. I wish he'd pick a better spot.

  • Daniel

    November 1, 2011 01:37 pm

    I have two places I tend to go a lot. Either my dining room table for my lightbox work. http://flic.kr/p/aA4g4L

    Or Downtown Huntsville, AL for my "on location" shooting. http://flic.kr/p/awi8rf

    Though I do like to go onto Redstone Arsenal/Marshall Space Flight Center for the static displays and the old derelict buildings too.

  • Jim

    November 1, 2011 01:31 pm

    The Gardens in my housing complex.

  • Tess

    November 1, 2011 12:17 pm

    Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio. Wish the website were better. It's incredibly beautiful, moving, interesting. People picnic around the lake there, and I've ever seen wedding parties arrive for photos. If you're not from our parts but ever happen to be in Cleveland, don't miss it.

    http://www.lakeviewcemetery.com/pointsofinterest.php

  • Bill H

    November 1, 2011 11:05 am

    The streets of Lima, Peru. Pre-Columbian architecture in close proximity to modern. People in modern fashions side by side with the occasional person in the old, traditional mode of dress.

  • Johnp

    November 1, 2011 09:29 am

    North shore Maroochy River mouth, Queensland because we walk our dog there and, with the migrating birds, coastal vegitation, tides, shifting sand & channel, it is different every time.

  • Laura

    November 1, 2011 06:20 am

    My living room/dining room is where photos keep being made these days. It's one big room with big windows on the East and West, and a smaller window high up on the South wall, and vaulted ceilings. It makes for some fun bright photos. And we spend the most time there with the kids throughout the day.

  • Carolyn

    November 1, 2011 06:07 am

    Grrr! Let's try this link again:

    My favorite bridge

  • Carolyn

    November 1, 2011 06:06 am

    Currently it's the bridge in Cotter, Arkansas

    Come see my favorite bridge

  • Steve Wildlife Encounters

    November 1, 2011 06:02 am

    I cannot get enough of the african bush. The excitement yet tranquilty of being at one with nature.
    http://wildlifeencounters.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/African-Mammals/G0000FIcyAEFOesQ/I00007aHgUgVm8Zk

  • Jerry

    November 1, 2011 05:31 am

    Mine is a place I haven't seen any other photographer shoot. In fact, the only people I've seen near this place are the few high school students that go here to smoke that wacky tabacky. HAHA! It's about a 5 minute drive and a 15 minute walk to get to it, but finding jewels like this in Los Angeles, that none knows about, are few and far between. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ijrule/6094665671/in/photostream

  • flytyer57

    November 1, 2011 04:22 am

    Since I live in the Ozarks, I like shooting anything here, but mostly the lakes & rivers I fish. I also like shooting the mountain views around here and old abandoned buildings.

  • Fuzzypiggy

    November 1, 2011 04:18 am

    Southend-on-Sea and Dovercourt both on the Essex coast in the UK, usually just before dawn. I love getting there an hour before dawn ( after an hour's drive ), they're both such peaceful places on a Sunday morning and they both face due east so perfect for sunrise shots over sea.

  • Zack Jones

    November 1, 2011 04:09 am

    The High School where I shot sports before moving out of state. These days I'd say my backyard because we have some many birds that visit us and my wife and I enjoy photographing them.

  • Sean

    November 1, 2011 04:03 am

    Where ever my car takes me

  • DerekL

    November 1, 2011 03:32 am

    Two... Silverdale Waterfront Park, because I'm frequently in the area. And on the Seattle/Bremerton Ferry and adjacent to the docks because there is so much opportunity to photograph scenery and people.

  • BobTSchnagel

    November 1, 2011 03:23 am

    My most photographed location is the Grand Canyon, I'm lucky enough to live there in the summers which is also incidentally the season when I have the most time for photography. It's great to be able to experiment with a new angle every time but I still haven't really found a way to capture it, it's a great challenge.

  • Razvan Velev

    November 1, 2011 02:56 am

    My most photographed location has to be the church. Any church that is

  • PetrK

    November 1, 2011 02:51 am

    Old Pond, Ore Mountains in Czech Republic. I have a photoblog from this place: http://staryrybnik.blogspot.com/

  • Roy Davis

    November 1, 2011 02:30 am

    The place I photograph more than any other is the Indigenous village of Chamula, Chiapas, Mexico. I go there 2 or 3 time a week. It has everything color, people, festivals.

  • Kathleen

    November 1, 2011 02:05 am

    The playground right down the street. Nothing special, but we usually go after dinner when the sun is going down.

  • Christina

    November 1, 2011 01:45 am

    For me it's our dining table, for almost the exact same reasons as you. My kids are somewhat contained while they are sitting at the table, they are usually happy or making adorable stuffed-mouth chewing faces, and the light is very good. I wish there was a window in their bathroom, 'cause the light in there is terrible! My dining table doesn't have perfect light, but over and over I find myself bringing the camera to meal times.

  • Alexander DiMauro

    November 1, 2011 01:33 am

    For me it's the kitchen, for the same reason...it's the best lit room.

  • David

    November 1, 2011 01:32 am

    The Oregon Coast, Columbia River Gorge and Eastern Oregon

  • kevin bucchio

    November 1, 2011 01:28 am

    Backyard because we live on a gorgeous lake.

  • matabum, MaP blog

    November 1, 2011 01:25 am

    i really like to shoot in industrial urban places like this one in brno, czech republic. it's an old exhibition grounds. the light during the golden hour is superb there.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/matabum/3980616060

  • Jerry

    November 1, 2011 01:20 am

    A place called St James Lake. It is 5 minutes walk from home, so a good place to walk and get a bit of exercise. Of course the camera comes too.

  • John

    November 1, 2011 01:13 am

    I'm always going to the West Hill Dam or Hopedale Town Pond to do some landscape photography. They are both about 5 minutes from my house and offer miles of trails with lots of cool vantage points. I do tend to get bored of the locations though if I visit them too many times in a month.

    Wish I could find more unique places to travel to close by!

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