It’s been a while, but here’s some video

It is a long time since I posted here. Life gets in the way and I haven’t even taken many photographs recently. I have, however, managed to have a go at videography. Using the same equipment that I use to take photographs with only the addition of a reasonably priced microphone, I went to the Upton Upon Severn Folk Festival where a number of Morris Teams were to be found dancing in the streets.
I have also found that Adobe Photoshop has the ability to do basic editing and rendering of video, so I have been able to produce these without any additional software. Convert the time line into a smart object and you can do lots with it.
So, my fellow photographers, there really is no excuse for switching over to that video mode we all have on our cameras. Just remember to switch off auto focus and stabilisation as the noise they make will be jolly annoying in your video…
I set the lens to F10/11 and manually focussed to an approximate distance. Just remember to check through the day that you haven’t messed this up by accidentally twisting the focus ring. On a bright sunny day its hard to see much detail in the view finder.
I held the camera on a gorrilla pod, although a monopod will also suffice, this makes it easier to hold the camera upright. Try not to move around too much unless you can actually afford a steadicam.

…and, yes, some of the videos are a little over saturated. This was a deliberate decision on my part. 😀