When it comes to photography, we often spend a lot of time either trying to follow formulaic 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 is important to remember that sometimes, intuition is the best way to get things done. This excellent video essay discusses that idea and how to apply it to your own work. 

Coming to you from Alister Benn with Expressive Photography, this great video essay discusses the importance of following your intuition at times. The importance of intuition goes beyond simply breaking free from using the same procedures over and over. Following your photographic intuition instead of formulas allows you to explore your creative voice and to craft images that are far more original and that break free from the current trends. And when you are able to discover your own creative voice and make images from that place, you are far more likely to be satisfied and content with both the photographic process and results. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Benn.

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