Did it ever happen to you that your pictures from vacation looked almost the same as your friends’ pictures?
It did happen to me and not once! I started thinking how to look at things differently than person beside me. I don’t wanna end up with identical pictures with all the people who went to the same place as me. Steve knew the key to success – think different. However, it’s not as easy as it sounds. The solution to my problem was born from lack of options. I was simply in a car sitting next to the driver.
One of the pictures I took was a castle. It is the 6th largest castle in the world so naturally I wanted a cool photo of it. What I ended up with was a castle covered with fog in the middle of ugly grey skies. I almost deleted the picture because I didn’t like it.
When I looked at it again at home, I started thinking about it. No, I don’t have details in the picture and I don’t have pure nature but that is why it’s different! The photo shows experience – me driving past it. The picture shows contrast between 500-year-old-castle and 2-months-old highway. And it’s covered with fog because it is just a shadow of the past. A majestic one, though.
Finally, I got to think different – after I forgot about what I saw on the postcards, in the books etc. I broke free from my memory and I created a brand new image of what I saw hundred times before.
This is the example of something we get to see quite often in our lifes:
Maybe we can look at it in a different way:
This a picture I took after ‘the castle shot’:
Another example of travelling [Budapest]. How this photo looks like in most cases:
And here I focus on details and different approach: