Since the beginning of 2017 I've been learning about shooting and editing video when I'm out taking photographs locally or travelling.  With the video quality in mirrorless cameras like the Fujifilm X-T2 and X-T20, and the portability of previously specialised tools like drones and gimbals, it's getting much easier to combine film-making with my regular photography.   I plan to shoot a range of stuff, from travel montages to video tutorials for my Youtube channel and blog  while featuring a selection of my favourite videos here.


FUJIFILM X-T20 - A PRACTlCAL COMPARISON WITH THE X-T2

A video review of the X-T20 looking at the similarities and differences with Fuji's flagship X-T2, and what I like about the camera.

SWITCHING TO FUJI FROM NIKON FULL FRAME

I’ve been using the Fuji X system for a little over two years after switching from a full frame Nikon kit.  Here's a video about my reasoning for making the change.

FUJIFILM X-T2 LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEW

An untechnical review of the Fuji X-T2 looking at how good a landscape camera it is after using it for about 6 or 7 months.

FUJIFILM GFX 50S LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEW

I spent a week with the Fujifilm GFX 50S medium format putting it through it's paces shooting landscapes in Tuscany and Cinque Terre, Italy.  


DJI MAVIC PRO 6 MONTH REVIEW

Before I got hold of the DJI Mavic back in late January I’d never flown a drone before. I was also completely new to shooting video and bought the Mavic because I wanted to start putting together short films alongside my landscape photography.

BEST SETTINGS CAMERA & GIMBAL FOR MAVIC PRO

I've had the Mavic Pro for about 3 months now and I'm still learning how to get the best out of it. The sensitive default gimbal settings in particular make it hard to get cinematic footage, and the camera needs a little tweaking to get the most out of it.

LEARNING TO FLY A DRONE PART 2:  STILL IMAGE QUALITY

Since I got hold of the DJI Mavic Pro last month I've been slowly trying to get to grips with flying and filming with drones  so I decided to experiment with the RAW images on the Mavic and create a video review while I was doing it.

LEARNING TO FLY A DRONE WITH THE DJI MAVIC PRO

I recently bought a DJI Mavic drone.  I’ve never used a drone before but was interested to learn and see how easy it was, as well as seeing what kind of footage I’d be able to get with such a small portable drone.
 


SHOOTING STAR IMAGES WITH THE FUJI X-T2

Here’s my second attempt at cutting together a video. This is a quick film I made when I went to the west coast of Portugal and attempted to shoot the Milky Way with the new Fuji X-T2. 

 

LISBON FROM THE AIR

This is just a very short film I cut together with drone footage (from the DJI Mavic Pro) when I was out shooting a street photography video for Fuji X Passion. This was just after I'd bought the drone and was still learning how to fly it and get the best out of the settings.

LIGHT ON THE CITY - TRAILER

A short trailer for a film on street photography on the streets of Lisbon.  We spent a day shooting there from sunrise to sunset looking at techniques and practice for street shooting as well as exploring the atmospheric neighbourhoods of my home city, Lisbon

Learn more about the project here

AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA - TRAILER

 This is a trailer for an hour long film I made with Photography Passion about shooting waterscapes on the Portuguese coast.  We spent a couple of days shooting at the edge of the sea looking at my field techniques and post processing for everything concerning shooting waterscapes. 

Learn more about the project here.