Why you should shoot in your own back yard
It is said that “familiarity breeds contempt”. We live in a world that demands constant change if we are to remain engaged or interested. Today, children’s attention spans are measured not in hours or minutes, but in seconds. As a culture, we are continually bombarded by imagery designed to challenge, confront or confuse our senses. We are part of the ‘been there, done that’ generation of adrenaline junkies always on the lookout for the next big thing or latest fad. Photography is not immune to this constant wave of challenge and change. Social media sites like Flickr and 500PX, as inspirational as they may be, only fuel the fire of constant image bombardment. As a result, most photographers struggle to find their own style, their own ‘voice’, which will help them to stand out from the ever-expanding crowd.
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