My path to photographic enlightenment… Or something like that.
Locations in Salt Lake and Davis Counties
I remember when I first started shooting and was scrambling to come up with a list of cool places and how hard it was to find some, so hopefully this can help others find a good location for photos. If you have one you’d like to share, just comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. An * means that there is a fee to use the premises. I will update this as I learn of more locations.
Salt Lake County:
Memory Grove Park (Salt Lake City near the Capitol)
International Peace Gardens
Gardner Village *
Draper Historic Park
La Caille *
State Capitol building (this is free, but you must make an appointment ahead of time)
Saltair (near Magna)
Graffiti Train Car just east of Saltair (UPDATE: sad news! The graffiti train has since been taken out due to liability concerns. The building covered with graffiti nearby is still there, however.)
This is the Place Heritage Park *
Pretty much anywhere in Big or Little Cottonwood Canyon. You could pick a spot at random and it would rock.
Salt Lake City Library
The Exchange Place
Garden Park Ward
Railroad tracks across the street from the Draper Library
Water Conservation Park in West Jordan
Bicentennial Park (or any park really)
Red Butte Gardens *
McCune Mansion *
Cactus and Tropical Nursery
And as weird as this one will sound, some of the SLCC campuses are actually very nice, most notably the Jordan Campus. I also think various places around the U of U would work well too.
Just about any random alleyway in Salt Lake City
Jensen Nature Park
Any of the farms (ask for permission though!)
Utah Botanical Center
Just about any spot at the exits on Legacy Highway, there’s also a little pond near the Parrish Lane exit. It’s very cute and would be awesome for photos. Just remember bug spray!
Sun Tunnels – These are four big concret tunnels that are pretty much in the middle of nowhere by a town called Lucin in Northern Utah. They are really awesome to be around at the summer and winter solstices
Thanksgiving Point *
Nook and Cranny*
Arches National Park