Cross-posted from luminous-landscapes.com[by David Osborn]
How many times do you walk away from a scene saying ‘I couldn’t see a good picture? The tourist location is generic by definition – everyone standing in the same spot will get the same photograph; but this does not mean it cannot become a great artistic photograph. The key is ‘What you do to the photograph’. We tend to stop short – expecting the camera to do all the work; create the finished image. This is totally unrealistic – the camera can only record what is in front of it.
You record the same photograph as everyone else – but you can create a different photograph to everyone else!