As photographers, we're all trying to be original. We want the perspective or the light that no one has done before sure, but we especially want the concept that no one has done before. So before you go out start photographing homeless people or ''nude models looking like tigers because of the striped shadows caused by light passing through Venetian blinds, just remember that people have been looking for creativity in photography for some time now.
I present to you the Hippocratic Oat of a Photographer. This was drafted in 1937(!) by no less than M.F. Agha for US Camera.