There are so many subjects out there to photograph, yet according to some, there are also subjects that have been ‘done to death’. Subjects such as a sunsets, or ‘drop of water’ close-ups come to mind. What about flowers — why are they so popular to shoot? Perhaps because flowers are accessible, beautiful, and they just stand there and smile. Yet flowers ( as well as other common ‘overdone’ subjects) are quite good learning tools for several aspects of photography including DOF, focus, composition, color, and exposure.
There’s also something to be said for the “who gives a crap attitude”. Just because these types of shots are commonly shot, does that mean you should not shoot them? I mean are you NOT going to shoot the Eiffel tower or the Taj Mahal or a sea of red tulips just because they are commonly shot? You’re going to shoot them because these are YOUR shots.
If you absolutely adore these types of shots, but feel as if they are all too commonly done, challenge yourself. Be as creative as you can with the shot and it will be sure to stand out among the rest.
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