The importance of following your photographic intuition

When it comes to photography, we often spend a lot of time trying to follow stereotypical procedures to create the best images or trying to imitate the work of others. And that can often create perfectly acceptable images, but on the other hand, it’s important to remember that sometimes intuition is the best way to get things done. This excellent video essay discusses this idea and how to apply it to your own work.

Coming from Alister Benn with Expressive Photography, this excellent video essay discusses the importance of following your intuition at times. The importance of intuition goes beyond simply breaking free from the repeated use of the same procedures. Following your photographic intuition rather than formulas allows you to explore your creative voice and create images that are much more original and free from current trends. And when you’re able to discover your own creative voice and create images from that place, you’re much more likely to be satisfied and satisfied with both the photographic process and the results. Watch the video above for Benn’s full recap.

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out “Photographing the World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi”.

Michael E. Marquez