>I don't care about photos from the same vantage point, "little snots," etc. My theory is that >all of the photos have already been taken - we're all just repeating them.
I hear this from some photographers and wonder if it's just a cliche that gets repeated ("yeah, all the good songs have been written" type thinking) or if some people really believe this. Are people mainly talking about this phenom in landscape (on the grand scale) photography? I agree that many shots are over done, especially National Park shots, but it seems to me like there's a lot left to be said. I couldn't imagine having motivation to continue pursuing an endeavor where I thought that all I was doing was repeating what other people have already done. Seems a bit fatalistic to me. Then again, just like people enjoy playing in "cover bands," maybe there are "cover photographers."
anyway, my two cents.