One of the side effects of the proliferation of cameras and the Internet is that certain locations have been photographed in just about every possible way from every possible angle. Does that mean they're not worth shooting anymore? This great video explores the place of such locations for photographers.
Coming to you from Nigel Danson, this great video talks about popular photo locations and if we should spend time shooting them. I think a lot of this question depends on what you shoot. For example, if you're a landscape photographer, you may desire to find lesser-known spots to create more unique imagery, whereas if you're an engagement photographer, there's no doubt a lot of your clients will want to shoot at the same locations. Nonetheless, I personally don't think that just because a location is popular that it doesn't hold some value. As mentioned, your clients may wish to shoot there, but even if you're shooting for yourself, simply practicing the process of creating a compelling image is still beneficial, and more so, there still may be commercial viability depending on what you're shooting. What are your thoughts? Do you still shoot popular spots? Let me know in the comments!