I have lots of camera and smartphone holders as well as several tripods. But the handiest one I own is the HandlePod! It's small, easy to use, and can hold a smartphone or small, compact camera as well as a full-sized dSLR! Plus, it's a very flexible device and can be used in lots of different situations.
l have several different microphones. Which one I use depends on what I’m recording my video with and where I’m recording it. Recently, I have been recording video primarily with my iPhone 7 Plus, but I do, occasionally, still use either my Olympus OM-D E-M5 II or E-M1 I.
Those who know me know I’ve always been a JIC packer, that is, a “just in case” I need it kind of traveler. And, to some extent, I still am. However, on recent trips I’ve gotten better. This is, in part, because of the bag I love to use, the Tenba Cooper Slim 13 Slim.
It's been over three months since I've written a blog post here. Why? For the same reason I discussed in my September 26, 2017, post entitled "Video Has Consumed Me. Still Room for Blogging?" And that nets it out: video continues to consume me. It's fun. It's the future.
A few weeks ago we returned from a 22-day vacation. We spent six days in Rome, Italy and did a transatlantic cruise back home to the US. In Rome we had a nice two bedroom, two bath apartment (AirBnB) in a bustling neighborhood near Vatican City.
It’s often difficult to know what gear to take on a trip. The "Just In Case" fear kicks in and you take too much. At least that’s what happens to me. As I think about our upcoming trip, those thoughts fill my head. And, in addition, on this trip more than any previous trip, I know I want to capture a bunch of video as well as stills!
If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a 360 degree picture worth? A million? More? I think so. Imagine an image that not only shows you one famous monument but let’s you move the image to see a second one across the street from the first!
First it was to be a 52-Week Project and then back to a daily photo project that picked up with 304 days left in the year. Now that “304-Day Project” seems to have died a slow death. March 22nd, Day 20 of the “new” project, was the last day I posted a daily image. About six months ago. And that time coincides with my revised interest in learning more about storytelling, especially storytelling with videos.