The Case for Photographing What You Know

If you scroll through Instagram, or any of the other social media platforms, one can get the impression that to make great photos you need to go to a spectacular and exotic places. Of course, it is interesting to see photographs from faraway places and get a glimpse of environments that are unfamiliar. Photographs can be good for showing us places we never will visit and scenes we never will see. But in my eyes, photographs that show me familiar things in new ways are all the more interesting. And anyway, it’s worth remembering that your daily views of your hometown will very possibly be just as exotic and interesting to much of the rest of the world.