In shooting various locations around the country, I would like to share with you all Pensacola Florida. Mostly known for its beautiful beach, Pensacola is also home of the Navy’s Blue Angels, Roy Jones Jr, and produces some of the most stunning sunsets in the world. But in this segment, I am not sharing the beach, I would like to share one my favorite place to shoot in the city. The Palafox Pier.
Located in the heart of the city, Palafox Pier is known by many city goers as a place for a nice walk, beer, fishing, yachting, and occasionally music. However, as a photographer I find it much more interesting. The open south end offers outstanding landscape for beautiful portraits. The railing and décor promote the use of beautiful leading lines with an old historic feel. Perfect for shooting editorial or commercial shoots. I typically use this location as a jump off point when building relationships with new models and taking scenic family images. According to cityofpensacola.com the city of Pensacola is investing $1.2 million dollars in the public infrastructure improvements consisting of improved sidewalks, pedestrian plazas, new pier railing and historic lighting, hopefully giving a more classic look.
If you are ever in Pensacola and are looking for a public place to shoot that will capture a little of the city charm and personality, the Palafox Pier is highly recommended.