Ok, I’ve been slacking a little bit on the video front (sorry!). Since Photokina, I’ve just been absolutely swamped and had little time to get out and even film let alone edit.
I did however, head back to the gym with Saffron Sheriff to shoot some video stuff for her new YouTube channel over the weekend, and also a few stills for her Instagram.
I’m constantly asked about the gear I use on photo and video shoots. And, as Saffron likes to make any excuse she can to play with my gimbal, this seemed like the perfect time to shoot a video going through it all.
Continue reading The gear I take on a typical video shoot in the gym
For the last decade or so, I’ve wanted to build a multirotor. Those are what people collectively call “drones” these days. Multirotors are any rotary wing aircraft (like helicopters) with more than two propellers.
So, tricopters, quadcopters, hexacopters and octacopters all fall under the umbrella of “multirotor”. When I first started looking into drones, DJI didn’t exist. Yuneec didn’t exist. Nor did the three million YouTube channels dedicated to drones.
Finding information was difficult. Finding and understanding the components was even more difficult. Especially for somebody who’s never really done any kind of RC (and certainly not flying RC) before.
Continue reading I’ve always wanted a flying camera
Against my better judgement, I’ve been convinced to start vlogging.
I originally decided to pick up the Yi cameras and the Gimbal for documenting Photokina. I’m shooting video on “real cameras” for DIYPhotography, but I wanted to get some behind the scenes. So, I got all this stuff.
Then, several friends, independently of each other, convinced me I should put it all to good use, and start vlogging.
Continue reading Let the vlogging begin!
This whole action camera thing is turning out to be an interesting journey.
Since my previous post about picking up a Yi HD Action Camera, things seem to have taken a turn for the extravagant.
After I started playing with it, I realised what one could do to it through script hacking. Then, I got curious. While I saw a big difference in the footage, I wanted to do a direct comparison. So, I acquired a second camera. Next came a dual GoPro mount and a GoPro monopod (I refuse to call it a “selfie stick”, sorry).
Continue reading So, I got five more action cameras (and a gimbal)
I’ve been toying with the idea of an action camera for a while. I wouldn’t really use one often enough to justify the cost of a GoPro, though, so it was never really an urgent need but always in the back of my mind.
I’m heading to Cologne in September to cover Photokina for DIYPhotography. I’ve never been to Photokina before. I’ve never been to Germany before, either, so I wanted to be able to document as much of the trip as possible.
Call me a big kid if you want, but I’m excited.
Continue reading So, I got an action camera