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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!