Over-photographed: Taj Mahal

Part two in our ongoing series exploring how to think differently and create something unique in popular photography spots.

In a world of easy travel it’s not surprising that some highly photogenic locations feature heavily in the media, travel itineraries, on photo workshop itineraries and photo competitions. This visibility in turn attracts more photographers to get ‘the shot’ – often the same shot or the picture postcard version. In this series we investigate how to retrain our eyes and minds into thinking differently in over-photographed places. In this instalment we visit the Taj Mahal in India.

Where is the Taj Mahal?

India – in the city of Agra in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It’s only about two hours by train from the capital Delhi and easily accessible to visitors from around the world – a highlight on the Golden Triangle tourist itinerary.

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By Diana Jarvis

Diana is a writer and editor at Eye for the Light. She has a BA in History of Art and an MSc in Environment and Sustainability and has worked in travel publishing for 18 years as a photographer, book designer and writer for a wide range of publications. She’s also the Publishing and Photography Director at the British Guild of Travel Writers and undertakes travel and tourism photography commissions. You can see her work at www.dianajarvis.co.uk.