How to avoid iconic photographs in popular locations


posted Monday, April 30, 2018 at 7:00 AM EDT


Social media is great for sharing and viewing excellent images. It's a great way to see interesting places to photograph and neat ways to capture images at iconic locations. This seems like a good thing, but it also means that it's easier than ever for people to copy -- or put more positively, to be inspired by -- the work of others. There's nothing wrong with trying your hand at a familiar shot, of course, but what do you do if you want to capture fresh images at popular locations?

Photographer Thomas Heaton has a new video about creating images in popular places. How can you avoid the iconic photographs you've seen perhaps hundreds of times already and how can you train your eye to find fresh perspectives?

To see more from Thomas Heaton, head to his website, follow him on Instagram and check out his YouTube channel.

(Via Thomas Heaton