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Photography Lesson #1: Don’t take any pictures that can be Googled

 

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A close friend once told me that he doesn’t take pictures of anything that can be Googled.

Ever since then I’ve moved away from commonplace photos and have looked for more unique image opportunities.

But what happens when a helicopter flies over the Brooklyn Bridge or a cute kid sits on a public fountain? All of a sudden that Googleable image tells a story.

Old and well-known things get rediscovered when a new element gets added.  Even an Instagram filter adds a different perspective.  Maybe you’ve never seen the Empire State in Sepia or Chromogenic.

In the words of Auguste Rodin:

I invent nothing.  I rediscover.

By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of four books.

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