An inexperienced guy, with a cheapo camcorder and a basic digital camera shows you moving happy snaps and photographs of his wanderings. Hopefully learning and improving as he goes.
Monday, 19 July 2010
Panasonic FZ38/35, playing with my new toy, trying out the video
Some local wildlife provided me with the opportunity to test out the video function on this camera and it is a lot of fun working out how it works. I am particularly impressed with with the Power OIS image stabilization, check out how steady the close up shot of the water bird at the end of the video is. This was taken hand held and you can see how long the focal length of the lens was when the image is zoomed out. I never thought that I could get a shot like that without a tripod.
There are many professional and talented amateur video makers and photographers in the world producing good quality footage and photos , I ain't one of them. This blog/vlog is here to post photographs, video clips and snippets as they happen, complete with background noises, be they anything from birds tweeting to workmen with jackhammers and that annoying guy who just will not get out of the shot that you want to take. When I started this blog I had a cheap camcorder and a happy snapper, digital camera and very little skill in using them. Hopefully my equipment and skills will improve as the blog/vlog develops but I will always show things how they happen at the time, with all the glitches and hitches.
This is a tourist's eye view, as it happens.
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I purchased a cheap as chips camcorder, to take to barbecues and record embarrassing moments but found myself enjoying making clips of the places that I visit. I thought that I would share these clips and some photos with the world via YouTube and my blog. Don't expect high quality camera work, I am just an amateur with a cheap camcorder and a happy snapper camera learning as I go. By the way BBE stands for Belgian Based Englishman.
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