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Making a Case for the Cliche



One of the biggest challenges facing photographers today is the ability to produce original work. Whether you are photographing people, wildlife, the landscape or even fine-art subjects, the challenge is the same – just how do you capture an image that doesn’t look similar to hundreds of others? Originality in art is a hot topic. Camera technology and photo-editing software is so sophisticated today that there is nothing left to constrain photographers other than their own creativity. However, with an unprecedented number of images now being taken, producing work that genuinely stands out from all the rest is becoming increasingly difficult.


Despite the fact that every picture-taking opportunity is unique and impossible to repeat, a large degree of repetition is becoming increasing hard to avoid. This is true of all subjects, but particularly landscapes. The most beautiful, awe-inspiring places in the world are naturally going to attract photographers like bees to honey. And why wouldn’t they? By trade, shooting beautiful places is what the landscape photographer does. 

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