Why do I need The Best Map Tools for Dog Photographers?
The best map tools for dog photographers is something I’ve spent hours researching. I’ve been a location-based dog photographer since October 2014. My specialty is taking photographs of dogs in stunning locations, beautiful scenery, rolling hills, and breathtaking landscapes.
Simply creating beautiful photographs of dogs to create pieces of art to hang on the wall.
Much more work goes into planning my location sessions than just rocking up on the day and hoping for the best.
So I thought I would share some of the best tools that I use to help me plan for my sessions over the next few blog posts.
Why do we need Maps?
Cartography is the art and science of creating Maps. It’s not a new thing, Aristotle and the Greek Philosophers were known for consulting maps and the earliest records date back to Babylonian times, around 2300 B.C.
If you remember I spent time in Staffordshire Search and Rescue, so I’ve well versed in how to both read a map and navigate with one.
The most interesting part of maps is the things you can discover, especially if you cross-reference maps.
When I plan a session there are a number of things I need to know in advance:
- What is the terrain like? Is it suitable for those with limited mobility?
- Is there water nearby for action shots of dogs, especially gun dogs?
- Where can I park?
- Is there a landmark for customers to meet me at?
- Are we able to do a circular walk to give my session variety
- Are there any areas we should avoid?
All of this information can be gained from a map!