It's interesting how editing can save a shot because of the detail. I need to try out low light and night shots next.
If you are serious about photography, I always tell people you need to learn photoshop. Lightroom and all those more simple filtered apps are maybe OK tonally but when talking about building up a photo, manipulating any corner of the photo etc, Photoshop. All those amazing images you see online, fashion / travel/ sports photography....Photoshop. Usually people go for Lightroom and maaaaybe later switch to PS but its just a waste of time as you could of learned so much more in PS. As long as you have the RAW file, the world is your oyster.It's interesting how editing can save a shot because of the detail. I need to try out low light and night shots next.
Largely Germany. Travel to other countries was unfortunately only possible to a very limited extent in the last 2 years.
Lovely shots, really! I could learn a lot from your input. This might sound funny, but haven't really made a thing with it yet. I'll start first by making short videos of a football match next week, just waiting for the last pieces! Bought Diety M4 Duo mic as couldn't find Sony's ECM-B1M that I'll buy later, but found out that you can preorder it now at BH.
Also bought a cheap Cayer K3 fluid head:
Cheap and the one with the carbon fiber legs seems to get lots of praise. It's a temporary solution due to tight budget, then might upgrade to something else. Ball head is pure garbage and nearly snapped my finger tip once.
When I make the videos I should post them here . This video inspired the ideas of how I should approach the match:
Yes, it's mainly for wildlife, but would want to make some cash from it. Actually I struck a deal and got the lens for free via putting the companies name on my sport videos for a season. It's a company of my close friend anyway.
What do you do exactly? Are you a freelancer who makes videos and image films for companies and other clients?
I'm looking forward seeing the video! The a7S III and 200-600mm should be a good combo for it.
Just started my very small production company, so aside from porn, I would do whatever I can do. Now I reject wedding requests as it's a massive responsibility and risky with only one camera. Might buy the new a7 VI and outsource someone with me to take those wedding requests. It's not like you can repeat the weddings if shit hits the fan.
Sport isn't my main interest, but it can attract some potential customers so I'm approaching it from a business perspective. Nature and documentaries are my main goal. I'll travel within 2 weeks around the country to complete my bee/honey documentary that hopefully will be good. It'll be in both Arabic and English, 2 versions. A friend Gaffer is onboard doing English voice-overs. For example:
Note: Some stock videos have been used, not all of them are shot by me.
I have never had to photograph a wedding and would also not have the confidence to do so right now. As you say, I think it is enormously difficult (apart from the dedicated standard wedding pictures/videos of the couple after the ceremony), if you also want good results. You not only have to master your equipment very well, but also must do a lot of planning and have experience to get the best angles and much more...and you only ever have exactly one chance to do so. I think this can become nightmare stuff very quickly if you are not very confident and prepared. Especially if it is paid contract work.
I really like the videos you posted though. Very professional editing and pacing. Also the quality is extremely good, which is not a given.
But what irritated me a bit when watching the English video is that the original Arabic language is completely muted. For me, it is more comfortable when the original language, i.e. the Arabic, can still be heard in the background - of course, much quieter than the translator.
Its a long story but nah they are nice guys, have a lot more of them. Its just their style but guys are nice as hell. Its actually a barbershop brand.
Great work Bo!
betrayal and the guy I told you that I refused to film his wedding is back insisting. Told him I won't cause I only have 1 camera, and if I had two it would be 1,000 OMR ($2,600 USD). Well, he said how about I buy you that other camera then which is $2,500 (the new Sony a7 IV). Raised my eyebrows and said of course! I'll hire a cameraman on the spot and pay him to carry the other camera with a gimbal. That 33MP should be good for big prints like A0 and higher when I get the 44" printer later in the near future, hopefully.
Now I'm seriously considering Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8, but it's a $1,900 lens that has to wait for now. Hope I'm not biting more than what I can chew though.
No one ever offers me cameras.
But it sounds like a good opportunity for you to try it out. You have to start at some point anyway.
The new Tamron sounds very good, of course, and certainly worth the money in the end. But I don't know how it compares in videography vs photography. Does the Aperture play the exactly same role? Depending on where weddings take place (in Germany often in churches or other pretty dark interiors) sometimes an even faster aperture could be noticeably better, which then of course goes to the flexibility when using primes. But I think I've read that people sometimes use higher apertures for videos because of the quality.
Maybe an 18-200mm /f1.2 will be released someday. But then you'd probably need one or two people to hold the lens for you.
Bo_Hazem Great ideas! I'm curious how that turns out for you in the future, but wow at those prices for some of those better SD Cards that are best for videos.
Because of the SD cards: wouldn't USB sticks make more sense instead of SD cards. Since you could not only engrave the case, but also the USB stick directly (laser). The money you save compared to the TOUGH Cards you can put in the quality of the packaging and USB sticks. And they are also more compatible. Here only few people still have dedicated SD card slots or SD card readers. But in the end i also would understand, tha SD Cards may somehow look more professional.
Since you want USB sticks made of wood and appropriate cases -> have a look here: https://www.etsy.com/de/market/wedding_usb_stick
This is a site for handmade products, as there are many suppliers in all price ranges. There are certainly more such sites and they are certainly a bit more expensive, but offer more choice. And even if you don't anything from there, you can get some new good ideas.