Now that I have introduced myself, let me talk a little about some of the topics I plan to cover in this blog. The two major areas of discussion will be photography and video. I have long felt these two areas would merge and years ago started talking to clients about adding video to photo shoots.
And although there is much talk about the video capabilities of the new DSLR’s like the Canon 5D Mark ll which is a remarkable camera, photographers have been able to make reasonably good quality videos with the high resolution video setting on the older Canon G9 and even better with the new Canon G10. I love to have one of these point and shoot cameras with me at all times to catch those unexpected opportunities. Yet even with these advances the various digital still cameras leave much to be desired compared to an equally priced video camera for video especially in the area of exposure controls and audio. So I’ll be chatting about those issues and how to overcome them..
When possible while talking about equipment and techniques, I will discuss how they apply to both photography and video. I will share what tips I have and refer to others who I have learned useful bits from as well.
At times, I will venture into the areas of philosophies, news, experiences and just plain thoughts on photography, video, running a business and being an image maker. I think why we do something is often more important then exactly how we do it. A quick example of this might be photographing filled out model and property releases before starting a shoot. As long as they are in focus and well exposed it doesn’t matter how you photography them. The whys are more important. First ,it reminds you to get them done. Second, you have a duplicate copy immediately. Third, you have a digital copy along with the images. Fourth, you have a digital copy that is easy to deliver with the images either on disk or FTP.
This is not to say I will not share exactly how I do certain techniques. When possible, I will include pictures or video showing my methods.
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