As a New Yorker (for over 10 years now), I have become that “numb scroller” on Instagram, casually passing by those cliche shots I’ve seen a million times.
The middle-of-the-street Times Square shot... The Brooklyn Bridge jumping shot… The view of Manhattan and the old piers from the Brooklyn Bridge Park… I get bored seeing the same angle and framing over and over. But if I scroll back in my feed, I know I’ve posted the same exact, annoyingly great, shot. Iconic shots are classic for a reason.
So how can we take those iconic shots but with a new perspective? Here are a few tricks I’ve picked up over the years to freshen my approach: