This Landscape Photographer Breaks All the Rules and Gets Great Photos

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.Β Check out the video above to see the images Hall was able to create.Β 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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This isn't normal? I shoot almost the exact same way.

Great photos ? How low is your bar ? No great photos in that video. A couple of ok ones on his insta but nothing great.

Well I personally never said they were great πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚ I just went out to test a lens and snap a few shots, no pressure you know. I guess my personal bar is pretty low tho πŸ˜…

Tough crowd :)

Yes it is, but im sure you can do better if you try ! No need to settle for snap shots. Also the comment was targeted more at the article writers comment about the photos not you yourself.

A lot of photographers settle for mediocre photos, we can all take better photos if we apply ourselves more.

Great to see the photography community thriving on snide backhanded comments of others work haha

Im not lying.

is this clickbait really necessary?