Should you photograph popular locations? Nigel Danson approaches a commonly-shot lighthouse


posted Monday, April 23, 2018 at 3:00 PM EDT


Fortunately for photographers, there are a lot of very picturesque locations to capture beautiful images. On the other hand, many of them have been very frequently photographed. It can be difficult to get excited about shooting something that has been captured so many times. However, does that mean you should avoid popular photography locations?

Photographer Nigel Danson is in Wales and had the opportunity to photograph a very popular lighthouse in Anglesey. The lighthouse is photographed often, but Danson has never shot it before. The first part of the video sees him scouting the location, trying to find a composition which will work when the conditions improve. Even when shooting a popular spot, it's possible to find an unusual or distinct composition, so don't be afraid to try something new. Of course, if the light is right and you nail the shot, you can capture a beautiful shot that isn't necessarily anything ground-breaking. There's nothing wrong with capturing a great version of something that's been done before.

For more of Nigel Danson's work, head over to his website and follow him on Instagram.

(Via Nigel Danson