Whatever it is, it's almost impossible to take a bad photo.
So photographers like me keep snapping – euphoric with the knowledge that TODAY at least, there'll be some good, no – GREAT – shots!! But once home, the elation wears off. Because that's when it becomes apparent photography's unpardonable sin has been committed YET AGAIN.
Yes, those shots – although wonderful - are Outback clichés. Bummer.
So what's a veteran cliché-shot snapper like me to do??
Well ... if you've got lemons, make lemonade, right?
Right! SO … I've sacrificed myself to bring you this handy guide using my very own pix as examples! Keep reading for the 7 worst Outback photographic clichés the world has ever seen and how I fell into the 'done to death' trap!!
Cliché #1: Tree/Sky
|Tree - Bowra Sanctuary, Queensland|
Cliché #2: Windmill
|Windmill at Sunset, Thargomindah, Queensland|
Cliché #3: Spot the Fauna
|Sunset with kangaroo, White Cliffs, New South Wales|
But this White Cliffs moment makes a great outback scene, doesn't it? HHHMMMmmm... maybe I shouldn't have told you about the kangaroo ...
Cliché #4: Footprints/Sand Dune
|Footprints - Perrys Sandhill, New South Wales|
Cliché #5: Ruined Building
|Kanyaka Homestead, Flinders Ranges, South Australia|
Cliché #6: Railway Track/Middle Distance
|Railway Track, Menindee Lakes, NSW|
captured it … although no one else was around at Menindee Lakes that day!
And don't think changing the subject matter from railway track to fence or road will save it from terminal cliché-dom either!!
Cliché #7: Rocks
|Rocks - Devil's Marbles, Northern Territory|
Maybe the cliché-shot police will arrest me and throw away the key, but I don't care! Anyway, how is a photo a cliché when it's the first time you've visited and photographed? And even if THAT'S a crime, I still don't care! These pix are MY clichés and I've enjoyed every minute of being at the places they were taken!!
So how do you avoid 'doing it to death' photographically? Short answer - don't! Take shots of places you love and enjoy, and share them! I won't know if YOUR shots are cliches - and the next time you go there, you'll look for a different way to take the photo! Am I right??
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