I couldn’t resist buying the Sony RX0 II to compliment my Sony Alpha setup – the a7III and a6500. I wanted a small waterproof camera that I could abuse to get shots that I couldn’t get with my larger Sony cameras. While I have been using my GoPro for these type of shooing scenarios, mixing footage was always a hassle. Check out the video for my in-depth review. Is it perfect? No! Would I buy it again? Absolutely!
I have been searching for an affordable portable motorized camera slider for quite some time now. Two reasons. First of all working with a slider isn’t easy. It takes a lot of practice and it can be time consuming to get a smooth shot. Secondly, a motorized slider allows me to create panning shot without having to have a second person supporting me. I can be in front of the camera while the slider does its thing.
While there are several sliders out there, most are quite expensive. The SliderMini from SMARTTA however fits the bill. Please check out my review, and if you are interested in picking up one yourself, please use this link here: https://igg.me/at/SliderMini/x/19569642
Photography/Cinematography filters are glass elements that get typically screwed onto the front of the camera lens. While some use filters to simply protect the front elements of the lens, there are a variety of filters available that allow for artistic control over the photo or video. Using filters is common among DSLR/mirrorless shooters, however, filters can be easily used for shooting with your GoPro also. They are a lot of fun!
In this video I explain how to easily attach a filter to your GoPro. Further below you’ll find an outline of what the different filters do and how they are being typically used.
Primarily used for protecting the lens. However UV filters can help with:
- Boost contrast when shooting outdoors
- Removes UV light and blue cast in very bright sun light
Reduces the polarization effect caused by sunlight:
- Enhances the color of the sky
- Eliminates the reflection visible in water/glass
Blocks light, so that less light passes through the lens reaching the sensor:
- Allows for creative control over the shutter speed
- Allows for maintaining a 180 angle shutter speed in bright sun light for video
Adds artistic effects to photos/video:
- Orange: to intensify the orange and red of a sunset
- Blue: to intensify ocean or blue sky
- Grey: to intensify/add drama to a cloudy sky
Filters being used in this video:
Let’s assume you just bought the new GoPro HERO7 Black and you would like to know how to set it up for filmmaking. I got you covered. In this video I go through the video settings, explain what they mean and how to adjust them. I hope this helps!
I finally upgraded my GoPro Hero5 Black, which I wasn’t too crazy about. The image and audio quality wasn’t great for a US$400 action camera and the features weren’t that exciting either. The improvements and new features of the GoPro HERO7 Black however won me over again. In this video I am testing the new GoPro HERO7 Black and compare it to the GoPro Hero5 Black – just in case you are still undecided whether you should get one.
How to best setup the Sony a7III for filmmaking you ask? Well, here you go! After I spent one week with the a7III, testing all its features, I am finally done setting it up for shooting video. Watch the video in which I go through most of the menu and explain the different settings and why I setup the camera the way I did. Take it as a starting point and tweak your setup further to your linking. Have fun!
I bought the Sony a7III and I couldn’t be happier!
The Sony a6500, which I used for the last year, is still a great camera. I will keep it as a back-up camera. However, when it comes to slow-motion and low light, the a6500 isn’t performing as good as I was hoping it would. I was also missing the full-frame look in my photos that I fell in love with back in the days when I was shooting with the Canon 5D.
As a hybrid shooter, the Sony a7III ticks all the boxes. And for US$2000 it is simply the best camera on the market. Watch my review for more details of the camera and how it performs against the Sony a6500.
My take on what is the best vlogging camera for 2017. While I thought the Panasonic LX10 is the clear winner among 4k compact cameras, there are others out there that might be even a better option? How about the Nikon DL 18-50, once it hits the market.
Join me in roaming the streets of Cologne on a beautiful summer day, shooting black and white photos with my trusty analog camera – the Pentax MX.
I am just about to leave for a two-week holiday in Turkey, which I will mostly spend with shooting the streets of Istanbul. With its colorful and exotic streets, Istanbul is a photographer’s dream, so I want to make sure I have the right gear. Continue reading “My Street Photography Kit”