A location becomes popular and earns the title ‘Honey pot’ for a very good reason; it is extremely beautiful and inspiring. Not to visit it because others have already done so is too stubborn and hardline as Lizzie Shepherd explains
Our access to photography has increased at an extraordinarily dramatic rate over the last few years. Cameras of all different shapes and sizes are more affordable than ever, we no longer need to buy film, and we have access to any number of platforms where we can ‘publish’ our photographs.
A byproduct of this is a greater awareness of classic locations – often referred to as ‘honeypot sites’. Whilst some photographers actively seek out such places, others go out of their way to avoid them for fear of adopting a lemming approach to photography! My own instinct was always to try to avoid treading in the footsteps of others – yet, I have learned over the years that we can end up cutting off our noses to spite our faces if our approach is too stubborn and hardline.
Generally speaking a place becomes popular for a very good reason. Not to go there as a matter of course is surely short-sighted? Having avoided some places in the past, simply because they were popular, I now try to…
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