Roadtrip Part 1: Shooting a Cliche

May 24, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



One of the problems with shooting anything that has been previously photographed by every single tourist that has a camera, is how the hell to shoot such a cliche and try to make it a little different?

It's hard. Things like the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the Byron Bay Lighthouse have been shot to death, almost literally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Well, it's not my job to tell YOU how to shoot it, but I can tell you how I went about trying to get something a little more interesting than a lighthouse. Look around, use the background to add interest. Does the sky look more dramatic one metre to the left? What about if you lie down on your belly and produce a more dramatic angle? The lighting, can you use the lighting to cast a more dramatic use of the sun in your shot?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



What about the foreground? Can you make use of that so it includes the lighthouse rather than just focusing on the lighthouse itself?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Look behind you. What else is of interest apart from the famous landmark? In this shot above I found the telescope and view an interesting shot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



What about shooting a part of the subject instead of all of it?

Anyway, enjoyed the trip up north and loved shooting such an iconic North Coast subject, hope you like the results.

Ciao

CD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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