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Jun 10, 2014 07:34 |  #1

I know you are an artist, like I am ;) But you know you have taken some cliché shots that are common as dirt.

Lets see the pictures you have taken that are cliché. Stuff like the same tourist picture everyone takes of a landmark, a woman posing on rail road tracks, selfies at famous locations. Painted crosswalks seems to be a favorite.

I am sure you wedding photographers have lots of examples of this because of client demand.

Here a few examples from me

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Jun 10, 2014 08:12 |  #2

I guess this is a cliché. The top of a stairway leading to the beach.

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Jun 10, 2014 09:01 |  #3

They are already posted all over POTN - many, many times. And on 500px and on flickr and on, and on...

That shaft of light in the slot canyon, the arches in the park, that time exposure of the lake shore or sea shore with the smoothed water and the rock poking up. Etc., etc., etc.

No originality whatsoever. As you say, they are as "...common as dirt"


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Jun 10, 2014 09:38 |  #4

Picture North Carolina wrote in post #16962942 (external link)
They are already posted all over POTN - many, many times. And on 500px and on flickr and on, and on...

That shaft of light in the slot canyon, the arches in the park, that time exposure of the lake shore or sea shore with the smoothed water and the rock poking up. Etc., etc., etc.

No originality whatsoever. As you say, they are as "...common as dirt"

Right. My point is fess up to the ones you shot you know are cliche but still like anyway.


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Jun 10, 2014 09:50 |  #5

Picture North Carolina wrote in post #16962942 (external link)
They are already posted all over POTN - many, many times. And on 500px and on flickr and on, and on...

That shaft of light in the slot canyon, the arches in the park, that time exposure of the lake shore or sea shore with the smoothed water and the rock poking up. Etc., etc., etc.

No originality whatsoever. As you say, they are as "...common as dirt"

Did you even read OP's post? Or are you just having a bad day?


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Jun 10, 2014 10:08 |  #6

Oh man, I have a few. I'll have to dig though my Flickr when I get home, and see what I can find.


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Jun 10, 2014 10:16 |  #7

I think this is a nice idea for a topic - we all have some lurking around in the archives. It's a bit of fun, so I might as well play along ...

photo with Big Ben it: cliché!

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Oh, you went* to Spain? Show me more pictures of fans and flamenco dancing ... [/Wonka Meme]
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Nobody's ever photographed the Guggenheim from this angle bef...oh wait, they totally have, like lots of times.
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Likewise, a better photo would have been to focus on the smaller dog, giant flower dog, but no ... chiché away!
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These are some of mine ... fortunately they took a pretty deep trawl through my Flickr to find, so maybe this means I'm taking less of them these days!

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Jun 10, 2014 10:23 |  #8

Wow, should I just post a link to my Flickr page? :p:D

Here are a few.

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Jun 10, 2014 10:23 as a reply to  @ nathancarter's post |  #9

Honestly I wouldn't call pictures provided here as Cliché pictures.

I would never call head shots as common as dirt as well.
Every person is different, every common spot is never the same due to the nature of the light.

Where are some Cliché methods in photography. Like dropping something into the glass, jumping wedding couple, hart in coffee, hart in the book pages, photog selfie in the mirror...


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Jun 10, 2014 10:34 |  #10

Close-up of food for sale. Ho hum.

My excuse: it worked when Red came around in the Colors Game.


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Jun 10, 2014 11:40 as a reply to  @ OhLook's post |  #11

This one is one of the most photographed views in the US. Cliché? Yeah. But it's still worth taking. Taken in Summer 1979.


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Jun 10, 2014 11:47 |  #12

I like this thread.

I kind of think we shouldn't be afraid of taking cliche shots like this as we develop our skills.


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Jun 10, 2014 11:54 |  #13

Taken in Bellaire, MI - first summer I owned a DSLR (2008)

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Jun 10, 2014 12:03 |  #14

Allright, we have all done this one:

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Jun 10, 2014 12:24 as a reply to  @ DutchinCLE's post |  #15

Uploaded it to flickr just for this thread, lol.

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