Ok, full disclosure, this post doesn't have anything to do with washing dishes...not really. Well, maybe a little bit.
You see, I, like some people who have a "blog" section on their website, struggle to come up with ideas and topics to write about on a regular, consistent schedule. What does that have to do with washing dishes, you ask? Here's the thing, I find that when I'm washing dishes, it gives me time to think, and what I'm usually thinking about while washing dishes is what I'm going to photograph or shoot video of next, where I'm going to shoot, how I'm going to shoot it, what camera and lenses would be best to achieve what I'm after, what to write about, that sort of thing.
I came up with the idea of this blog post while i was washing dishes this morning. Surprise!
Here's the meat of this post. I shoot both photo and video and think I'm equally suited to do both as well as the other. I love photography and I love videography and get enjoyment out of both; from the concept, to the execution to the post processing. What that means is, when I'm out of the house shooting "in the field" as they say, I bring both my video equipment and still photo equipment. But here's the thing; I don't like carrying a ton of stuff, I try to keep things as light, simple and easy to tote as possible. What this looks like is usually my DSLR, a few lenses, my GoPro, and a compact tripod. All of this fits into and onto a "sling" style camera bag. All in all, it makes for a very compact and easy to manage set up and allows me to switch easily from camera to camera, lens to lens, etc. This set up doesn't hinder me from using the equipment that I want for the shot or keep me from getting into position to get the shots I want.
Having everything I want at my disposal when I want it, allows me to create what need. Here's a couple of video examples of what I'm able to capture during a cyclocross bike race.
This video was shot with my DSLR and 35mm f2.4
Here's a video using my GoPro:
You don't have to be a genius to see that these are two VERY different styles of videos. The DLSR one is cool, artsy, with it's shallow depth of field, and the GoPro one is slick with it's ultra wide angle, aggressive framing and smooth slow motion capturing the mud flying off the rear tire.
Both are awesome videos and both in my portfolio because I had access to the equipment I wanted and needed when I wanted and needed it.
Thanks for reading, and thanks for your support. Now get out there and make something. Or go wash the dishes...whatever.