Amateur Photographer

When to avoid the clichés

The modern landscape-photography world is a complicated affair. Although a camera, a few lenses, tripod, filters, map and a great idea seem to be all it takes, the reality can be somewhat different. Desperate for recognition and social acceptance from peers for our efforts, especially online, there is growing pressure to conform with our creativity, rather than take the more difficult path – exploring and pushing our own potential. With a cliché in our sights, are we paying homage, demoting our creativity to trophy-hunter status or are we learning to play a cover song by copying

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