How do you avoid making a cliché? – Blog – Picture Editor : Photography Consultant : Mentor : Mike Davis

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How do you avoid making a cliché?

DateThursday, February 24, 2011 at 5:40AM | in CategoryMaking Pictures

How do you avoid making photographs that are clichés? Chances are that you can’t, at least not completely.

Why is it so hard?

Avoiding clichés requires one of two things: An original approach or an unexplored subject matter and ideally, both. In other words, figuring out a new way to make pictures of a tried and true subject is one way. This usually means telling a specific, dynamic story. The other is to discover or conceive of a subject that hasn’t been trampled to stereotype. Do both and you’re a genius.

Let’s start with a list of THE TOP 10 CLICHéS*

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