5 Street Photography ClichesWhen I first sat down to craft my top 5 list of clichés found in street5 Street Photography Cliches in Personal More Like This
photography I thought it was going to be a very quick exercise. I figured I would list 5 common photographs I usually see on groups on the internet and be done. Before I could even start crafting a list I needed to understand the definition of cliché.
Wikipedia defines it as:
"an expression, idea, or element of an artistic work which has been overused to the point of losing its original meaning or effect, especially when at some earlier time it was considered meaningful or novel"
I quickly realized that a quick list of 5 types of photographs wouldn't suffice as in a couple months it could be obsolete. For instance, if you were to ask me a year ago I might have said black and white photographs but now street photography on the whole seems to be moving more towards colour street photographs.
Since particular cliché photo types in street photography can change as the popularity of shooting styles cha