Many photographers may have Iceland on their bucket lists, but have you considered Greenland? I defy you to disagree with me after witnessing how beautiful it is. But should you bring a wide-angle or telephoto lens if you intend to photograph the icebergs, the craggy mountains, and the turquoise waters there?
When it comes to popularity, different places tend to go through phases, but over the past ten or so years, Iceland has unquestionably been at the top of most photographers’ wish lists. And it’s simple to understand why, given the region’s breathtaking landscapes, otherworldly mountains and waterfalls, and the ethereal mists that frequently lend photos a sense of magic.
But let’s be honest, it’s getting to the point where it’s nearly impossible to capture an image that is unique or inventive, similar to Santorini in Greece and its blue-domed churches. What could be the next fantastic location to truly take off?
That brings us to this fantastic video by Chris Hau, in which he visits Greenland alongside Benjamin Hardman, a renowned photographer.
Since Hardman has practically dedicated his entire career to using long telephoto lenses, he and Hau decide to compete in a photo shoot, with Hardman using a telephoto lens and Hau using a wide-angle lens.
Both of them are using Sony’s a7R IV camera. Most people think of going as wide as possible when they do travel photography in order to fill the frame with as much as possible, but after seeing Hardman’s work with the telephoto lens, you might think twice about how you shoot.
Whoever images you prefer, Greenland is the real winner in this case. How do you feel?