Thought for the day…” Failure is success if we learn from it” (Malcolm Forbes).
“About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends”
I am having a hard time trying to decide about video. Often I carry with THREE cameras, the Fuji X-T10, a GoPro action camera and also a Panasonic video camera. Not only does that take some managing (only two hands !) but it also needs organizing with chargers (all are different of course, nothing standard) and batteries (again, all different sizes, and all needing their own chargers). So at the moment I am trying to decide if I should concentrate on still photography, or continue to try the occasional video as well. Video editing takes a lot of time, and if it is 4K then a lot of computer time too. Videos need you to use a tripod as well, which means more to carry and even more to set up. One of the great advantages of the mirrorless camera system is their smaller size. But I am wondering if I am losing all this by carrying 3 cameras, battery charges, tripod etc. A good still picture is powerful, and says a lot. Video is great if it is done properly, but the question at the moment is, are three cameras etc. too much to conveniently manage?. And it would be nice to have a drone/quadcopter as well, although the recent law changes in Sweden effectively banning photography from drones might end that plan. Photography should be an enjoyable hobby, but I do not want to start carrying so much equipment that it becomes more like a NatGeo filming trip. Perhaps it is better to concentrate on still photography only??
and another photo from the archives…fireworks over Bergen, Norway last year.
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