LOOK FOR A NEW ANGLE
Once you’ve got the common shots out of the way it’s time to be a bit more imaginative. Rather than following the rest of the crowd, explore your scenery for interesting people or objects to include, or unusual viewpoints to shoot from.
Finding a new angle for your landmark photography can be as simple as shooting your subject through the branches of a tree, framing it reflected in a puddle, or holding your camera at an extreme angle to get an unusual shot.
Don’t underestimate the power of this though – changing your viewpoint even slightly can result in a vastly different photo, and one that is much more interesting than the shots we’ve all seen a hundred times.
FOCUS ON SOMETHING ELSE
Rather than using your landmark as the main subject of the photo, shift your attention to something else, and make the landmark a background object.
A traffic jam leading to the Arc de Triomphe or a feeding camel in front of the Sphinx would both make for uncommon photos which are more likely to capture people’s attention. They also convey a sense of the environment, putting the landmark in context.