7 LANDMARK PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FOR AVOIDING CLICHÉD PHOTOS

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CONCENTRATE ON DETAILS

It’s natural instinct to try to fit the entire landmark into the frame – I know I’m guilty of doing this. Unfortunately this often makes the landmark look small and underwhelming, leading to a photo which lacks the impact you were trying to capture.

Sails of the Sydney Opera House

The great thing about famous landmarks is that they’re so well-known you don’t need to photograph the whole thing for people to know what it is. Don’t be afraid to leave parts out, zooming in closer to frame the most important areas and ignoring everything else.

For a more abstract effect, you can take this technique even further, focusing your shot on a single detail such as a rusted bolt on a bridge, the face of a large sculpture, or the patterned tiles on a building’s roof.

SHOOT IN BAD WEATHER

Most people do their best to avoid rain, sleet, snow, wind, and other unpleasant weather. As a result there aren’t nearly so many photos of famous landmarks in these conditions, making them a perfect way to set your shots apart from the rest.

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