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Beyond The Obvious

Classic and iconic scenes are amazing; they can look stunning. Most of us do our best to capture them under the best light and try to do them justice by applying our own individual style.

I have heard people saying in the past that, they “don’t do iconic locations as either they have been done by someone else or have been done to death”. As far as I am concerned, the vast majority of locations in the UK (and probably other countries) have been done to death. So, what is one supposed to do? Give up photography because someone else has been there before? Fortunately, I do not subscribe to this philosophy.

I know people who, for the above-mentioned reason, do not own a single picture of these classic and iconic locations. Believe me, we have some stunning locations in the UK, so how can one resist photographing them? And besides, how can you prove to yourself that you are better than everyone else other than by producing a better version of it? After all, competition is one of the reasons we improve as photographers. This can be argued about all night and yet, it is a...

Read this and many more articles in High Definition inside Issue 12 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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Dimitri Vasileiou is a highly acclaimed landscape photographer, writer and photographic workshop leader. A professional photographer for several years, he was born in Greece and currently resides in Scotland.

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