It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking the only way you can get worthwhile, compelling images is to travel to photography hotspots with epic features, but that simply is not the case. Worse, you could be missing out on a wealth of unique images that stand out from the crowd. This excellent video essay discusses why you should consider shooting around your own neighborhood more often.
Coming to you from aows, this great video essay discusses the importance of not overlooking your own surrounding environment for creating photos. Sure, locations like Iceland are a dream for many of us, but besides missing out on other images while waiting for them, we have all seen thousands of photos from those locations. On the other hand, how many truly good photos have you seen from your small hometown? These locations are often your opportunity to create something more unique, and with the current situation making travel inadvisable, there is no better time than now to explore your local area. Furthermore, those local prints are the type that are more likely to resonate with those who live in your area, making them a potentially untapped sales source. Check out the video above for the full rundown.