Forums > Photography Talk > Forest Nude shoot locations in/near San Francisco

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Michael Sundin

Posts: 10

Napa, California, US

Are there any good locations in the San Francisco bay area that would work for a forest nude shoot; preferably where one can have some seclusion but is still accessible to a wheelchair user?

I don't want to use Golden Gate Park (too crowded/busy).

Feb 15 14 02:50 pm Link

Photographer

DwLPhoto

Posts: 585

Palo Alto, California, US

Do you want only forest for the seclusion and...forest? Or any outside place that is secluded?

Feb 15 14 04:07 pm Link

Photographer

Michael Sundin

Posts: 10

Napa, California, US

DwLPhoto wrote:
Do you want only forest for the seclusion and...forest? Or any outside place that is secluded?

Seclusion and forest, yes.

Feb 15 14 04:23 pm Link

Photographer

Bare Essential Photos

Posts: 3398

Upland, California, US

Michael Sundin wrote:
Are there any good locations in the San Francisco bay area that would work for a forest nude shoot; preferably where one can have some seclusion but is still accessible to a wheelchair user?

I don't want to use Golden Gate Park (too crowded/busy).

How about ...

Big Basin Redwoods State Park
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
Henry W Coe State Park

You may want to do a little scouting on your own before doing an actual shoot to any one of these locations.

Feb 16 14 12:10 am Link

Photographer

Let There Be Light

Posts: 7657

Los Angeles, California, US

Muir Woods in Marin.

Feb 16 14 02:17 am Link

Photographer

DwLPhoto

Posts: 585

Palo Alto, California, US

Muir Woods isn't very secluded. There are buses dropping people off all the time and the parking lot backs up.

I'd look up East Bay Regional Parks. Closer to you... (and I also recommend scouting first anyway)  And make sure you won't get grief for going off trail on any of these parks--which is usually the case when there are paved trails

Feb 16 14 04:50 am Link

Photographer

Z_Photo

Posts: 6955

Huntsville, Alabama, US

Coe is good.  I have been there and been alone for most of the time in the park

Feb 16 14 07:22 am Link

Photographer

Moshe Levis

Posts: 5

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, California, US

Post hidden on Mar 06, 2014 06:53 am
Reason: not helpful
Comments:
spam

Mar 05 14 09:56 pm Link

Photographer

ms-photo

Posts: 532

Portland, Oregon, US

Point Reyes.  And the lighting is usually great, nice and foggy.

Mar 05 14 10:01 pm Link

Photographer

Let There Be Light

Posts: 7657

Los Angeles, California, US

Moshe Levis wrote:
One great location is in Los Angeles. It is not a forrest but you can get really awesome nude shots.

Search it on Eventbrite: Artistic Nude Photo Session

Have fun! smile

Not quite the SF Bay Area location that the OP was looking for.

Mar 05 14 10:48 pm Link

Photographer

GK photo

Posts: 28056

Laguna Beach, California, US

what's your range? there's big basin (or pretty much all the 'wooded' areas between san jose and santa cruz). all those hills and such west of the 280 are probably nice, too.

but if you have a decent range in mind, i'd just head up 101 to point reyes--or even further north.

edit:all my shit has already been mentioned. hell, drive up to garberville and get on the ave of the giants.

i'd love to shot a nude right in the drive-thru tree in leggett.smile

Mar 05 14 10:57 pm Link

Photographer

Keith Allen Phillips

Posts: 3512

Sacramento, California, US

Moshe Levis wrote:
One great location is in Los Angeles. It is not a forrest but you can get really awesome nude shots.

Search it on Eventbrite: Artistic Nude Photo Session

Have fun! smile

Second thread tonight.
It's officially a SPAMathon!

Mar 05 14 11:00 pm Link

Photographer

GK photo

Posts: 28056

Laguna Beach, California, US

Moshe Levis wrote:
One great location is in Los Angeles. It is not a forrest but you can get really awesome nude shots.

Search it on Eventbrite: Artistic Nude Photo Session

Have fun! smile

Keith Allen Phillips wrote:
Second thread tonight.
It's officially a SPAMathon!

yeah, but is it a 'forrest?' smile

Mar 05 14 11:03 pm Link

Photographer

Keith Allen Phillips

Posts: 3512

Sacramento, California, US

Maybe they can get some prop trees smile

And I was wrong, this is the third thread he's awakened from the dead tonight to post about his event.

Mar 05 14 11:07 pm Link

Photographer

GK photo

Posts: 28056

Laguna Beach, California, US

Keith Allen Phillips wrote:
Maybe they can get some prop trees smile

And I was wrong, this is the third thread he's awakened from the dead tonight to post about his event.

spammers usually are a persistent bunch. smile i didn't even catch the elapsed time line.

Mar 05 14 11:09 pm Link

Photographer

ms-photo

Posts: 532

Portland, Oregon, US

Keith Allen Phillips wrote:
Maybe they can get some prop trees smile

And I was wrong, this is the third thread he's awakened from the dead tonight to post about his event.

WTF does his studio workshop in LA have to do with finding a forest to shoot in?

Ok, now convinced this guy is not only a spammer but an idiot.

Mar 05 14 11:20 pm Link

Photographer

GK photo

Posts: 28056

Laguna Beach, California, US

ms-photo wrote:
Ok, now convinced this guy is not only a spammer but an idiot.

sales is a numbers game...pure and simple. smile

Mar 05 14 11:28 pm Link

Photographer

Maxximages

Posts: 2042

Los Angeles, California, US

ms-photo wrote:

WTF does his studio workshop in LA have to do with finding a forest to shoot in?

Ok, now convinced this guy is not only a spammer but an idiot.

He can't see the forest for the trees. smile

Mar 06 14 08:02 am Link