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Is It Worth Photographing Popular or Classic Scenes?

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Hop on Instagram and search for any popular location, and you will find thousands upon thousands of very similar photos, so much so that you might wonder if there is ever a point in spending the time, money, and effort it takes to shoot such places. This thought-provoking video discusses whether it is worth photographing the classic scenes or if you should spend your time and energy trying to be more creative in other places.

Coming to you from Chris Sale, this great video discusses whether it is worth photographing classic scenes or not. Personally, I think it can be worth photographing such scenes as long as you adjust your expectations of what will come from the images. When I went to Paris back in 2013, I took a ton of gear with me and lugged it around the city because it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me. I took all the obvious tourist photos: the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, etc. My images were certainly nothing special compared to the millions of similar photos out there, but the experience of having shot them and having those memories is special to me. Check out the video above for Sale’s full thoughts. 


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