Landscape photographers generally do everything they can to ensure top-level image quality: a slow, deliberate workflow, steady tripods, mirror lockup mode, low ISOs, and more. So, what happens when you go against all that? It turns out you can still create fantastic images. This interesting video follows a photographer as he eschews all the rules for the sake of creativity.
Coming to you from Brent Hall, this neat video follows him as he shoots landscapes at extreme focal lengths ranging up to 500mm with no tripod and high ISOs. Of course, reading that sentence, you might instinctively cringe, but Hall is embodying something I have been trying to embrace a bit more lately. Landscape photography is often a very slow and methodical process, as we can normally afford to take the time to do everything we can to ensure top levels of image quality. On the other hand, though, there is something to be said for moving quickly, even if it means taking a hit to your image quality. It allows you to embrace a certain organic mode of creativity, shooting more in real-time and following the impulses of your imagination. Check out the video above to see the images Hall was able to create.