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You Don't need Exotic Locations to Make Great Images


This is the blog for More Than A Snapshot's Online Photography Classes.  In these blog posts I will give photography tips, tutorials, and show images.

You Don't need Exotic Locations to Make Great Images

Gary Detonnancourt

E-Book Review of Close to Home by Stuart Sipahigil

This was an e-book review I did back in 2013, but I think it relates to composition month very well because a big part of making a good composition starts with a great subject.  Finding subjects can be difficult at times especially when you have to stay close to home.  It's easy to get board with locations you know well.

Try to turn this problem into an advantage.  Since you know the places so well, visit them more often and shoot them at different times of the day or in a different season.  Try to find interesting ways of showing a scene that is common to you.  Essentially you will have to work harder to find your image and you'll have to be more creative.

Give it a try and post your images in the comments below.  Also, tell us if you prefer locations you know well or places you haven't visited before, and why?