Photo and video production can be an expensive and intricate venture with many moving parts, and as such, we often like to go into it with a carefully developed plan from which we are hesitant to deviate. But there are also rewards to be found in taking risks, and this great video discusses the importance of finding a balance between the two philosophies.
Coming to you from DSLR guide, this thought-provoking video discusses taking risks in creative endeavors and how it can be beneficial to work in an unscripted manner sometimes. While we certainly like to make sure all aspects of a shoot are under control, particularly when there is a lot of money on the line, there can be benefits to operating in a slightly freer manner. In particular, the drawback of having things highly regimented is that it can potentially lead to stilted results, whereas working in a freer manner can often lend a certain organicism to things. In fact, if you watch some of the best photographers or filmmakers (Peter Hurley always comes to mind for me), they are often working in highly controlled manners, but projecting a very free and relaxed manner, which often gets fantastic results. Check out the video above for more.