These are hidden shots of color - tucked behind alleys, up narrow side streets, even inside tunnels. When scouting out a good location, a photographer's eye is naturally drawn toward color. But I also like to look for interest - texture and even pattern. When you find a good wall, work it - with different angles, different wardrobe options, different lighting. Here are a few of my favorite "Utah color wall" locations.
When you go to these spots send me a link I would love to see your photos!
Colorful Striped Wall
650 N. Main Street, Logan
You will find this amazing wall tucked away behind the Papa Murphy's on Main Street. It speaks loud volumes with its bold primary colors with a subtle hint of vintage coloring. Now this is something you could design a room around!
Bright Red Patterned Wall
Taqueria La Costa Burrito, 4700 West 5800 North, Tremonton
I don't only love this wall because of its vibrant red color, but you just can't find a pattern wall everywhere. A black outfit will steal the show here!
Bear River City
This charming building is perfect for a great vintage look. The front offers strong pillars and an old fashion sign, then head on over to the side for some bright colorful brick.
Bright, Royal Blue Wall
Napa Auto Parts, 498 South Main Street, Brigham City
Bold? Yes, please! This deep tone will richen up any photo. I love to pair it with a great pink or yellow. This wall is perfect for boys and girls.
Historic 25th Street, Ogden
Looking for something more natural or modern? Go with this sleek Gray. Its color flatters all skin tons and it has just the right amount of texture for a little flair. When you're done here go ahead, keep walking because you will find all sorts of hidden photography treasures here.
Bright Pink Wall
Jose Burritos, 2583 North Main Street, Clearfield
Think Pink! This unexpected spot is just perfect for a photo with sass. The best news is all sides of this building are painted so go any time of day!
White Textured Wall
100 South Main Street, Bountiful
Soft and serene this wall gives you a crisp clean look while still having that sought after texture in the circles
160 South 5th West, Salt Lake City
Right behind the gateway is where this beauty is hidden. It offers several different tones of green from sage to olive you will be happy with this choice. Don't forget to use the great levels and garage doors for some sitting options.
Bright Orange Wall with Blue Trim
Just off the 1-15 Exit, West Side Frontage Road, Lehi (can see it from the freeway)
This wall makes me happy with the perfect tone or orange mixed with the soft blue. Don't stress the wardrobe, everyone will just be checking out the wall!
Entrada Golf Couse, 2537 Entrada Trail, St. George
St. George offers us such a beautiful landscape. Go over to the golf course snap some killer photos in the light shining tunnel and don't forget to hop on the black and red rock for another great photo.
Too often, as busy moms, we miss the "real moments." Our camera comes out when there is something noteworthy or significant happening - but not necessarily when there is something memorable happening. Let this be the summer you capture more than just photos - capture feelings. Make it a priority to document those everyday moments that make up our families - that make up our lives. An easy way to do this is to look for opportunities to participate in "five sense photography." Take pictures of images that represent the five senses: see, smell, touch, hear and taste. More than just photographing events or even people, photograph the feelings (and never-to-forget memories!) that come with them.
Here is some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing:
Five Sense Photography: SEE
Five Sense Photography: TASTE
Five Sense Photography: TOUCH
Five Sense Photography: SMELL
Five Sense Photography: HEAR
Studio 5 would love to see your "five sense photos." Our hope is you'll take the summer challenge and run with it - and not forget to send us your snapshots as you take 'em. Jot us an e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.