Relax by Watching Moody Landscape Photography in the Great Smoky Mountains

There is a lot of photography content out there, a large portion of which is video. This might be, however, the most relaxing and enjoyable video of photography I've ever watched.

There is the small bud of a trend I have noticed over the last year or so: behind-the-scenes videos of photoshoots that are intended to be relaxing to watch. The first example I found was a street photographer roaming around a city at night and it was singular enough to grab my attention. In fact, how effective it was at holding my attention was ironically its best feature. We live in an age where nothing seems local anymore. There's just a crashing ocean of photographers, videographers, and everything in between, all vying for some moments of your time.

Content creators have to double down on this need for our attention — I should know, I create content every week — and there's always a temptation to get eyeballs on your work by shouting the loudest, metaphorically speaking. But over the last five years or so, I've grown to hate the overly ostentatious, extroverted content creators who zip about waving their arms, with dizzying transitions between clips, whilst making absolute statements directly into the camera. Perhaps I'm getting old, who knows.

When I saw Aidin Robbins newest video, I hoped it was a dialogue-less experience of him in his nearby Great Smoky Mountains as he has a real flair for color-grading and sound effects; I was not disappointed, it's exactly that. If I were you, I'd make a hot drink and watch one of the coziest videos in our industry.

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Robert K Baggs is a professional portrait and commercial photographer, educator, and consultant from England. Robert has a First-Class degree in Philosophy and a Master's by Research. In 2015 Robert's work on plagiarism in photography was published as part of several universities' photography degree syllabuses.

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Really sorry folks but IMHO this was the most irritating background music ever for a photographically excellent and atmospheric video.