Diary: 2018 Week 19

YouTube milestones, The Northern Photography and Video Show and the first vlog with the M50

Monday 7th May 2018

Even though it’s a bank holiday for most people I still had to work, it’s one of the joys of working for a media company.

I did take the time to nip out and shoot a quick video about my new vlogging camera, the Canon EOS M50.

I think it will do well, gear videos always do, but it’s not really what I want to be doing. Moving forward I want to focus much more on telling stories.

Tuesday 8th

I released the video that I shot with James Burns about Mountain Photography.

I think it is a really good video but I think James’s was even better!

He shot a kind of ‘behind the scenes of a vlog’ video where he showed how we went about the process of creating my video. I have never seen anything quite like it and I think he did a superb job of the edit.

Wednesday 9th

Caught up with Julian Baird this evening.

Now that we are well into summer he’s struggling to get out and shoot his part of the 3 degrees west collaboration – sunrise is just too early.

We’ve agreed postpone until the autumn.

Thursday 10th

Away with work today so no time for photography.

I have noticed that my mountain photography video isn’t doing quite as well as I would have hoped.

It’s a real shame because I was really hoping that James would pick up a few new subscribers as a result.

Friday 11th

Released my video about my new vlogging camera – early signs are very poor, this could be my worst performing video for a while which is a surprise.

To be honest I’m not all that fond of the video, I don’t think it is my best work and I don’t think I’ll do another gear video for a very long time.

Some good news – I hit 3,000 subscribers tonight – though it doesn’t feel as significant as some of the other milestones I have passed.

Saturday 12th

Spent that day at the Northern Photography and Video Show at the Rheged Centre with James Burns (we also bumped into Mali Davies).

I had a chat with Mike Prince who had a stand there and we attended a couple of fascinating talks by Terry Abraham and Tom Heaton.

All-in-all I enjoyed the show and there was talk of us even having a stand next year!

Sunday 13th

I was out early this morning to head over to Haweswater to shoot a video about all of the things that I have done recently in order to ‘be a better landscape photographer’.

It was my first proper video shot on the M50 and it performed brilliantly.

I have already edited and uploaded the video which I think is pretty good – I hope it does well but then you never can tell with YouTube!

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