If you are looking to get into video creation, setup a YouTube channel we’re do you start when it comes to video tools to create content with. Do you shoot 1080p HD or 4K Ultra HD ?
4K is prioritised by YouTube but this is more expensive to buy into and YouTube content is still dominated 1080p HD content with this the most watched format for video content. Also working with HD content is far easier than working with 4K when it comes to PC / Mac hardware.
There have been a growing list of online creators going back to creating content in 1080p HD including the likes of Casey Neistat.
One of the most popular cameras used for YouTube content and by content creators is the Canon M50 mirrorless camera. This is a fantastic camera for photography but even better when it comes to video due to Canons dual pixel autofocus. This camera can shoot in 1080p HD but also 4K too this camera comes highly recommended.
Busy updating portfolio with new work and projects the shot below is a more moody shot than I normally shoot. This was inspired by a great photography channel off YouTube I’ve followed for many years been watching a lot of YouTube during this coroner virus lockdown. This is a great channel to follow and learn from if your wanting to learn product photography or seek inspiration check out Botvidsson.
I decided to shoot this with continuous lighting instead of the usual wireless lighting and strobes I would normally use. So one LED light panel was used and shot with my smaller mirrorless camera Canon EOS M50 with a 24mm f/2.8 STM prime lens. I used this lens after one of our Flickr followers asked to see an image taken with this lens.
Image pretty much straight from camera.
We have been building up our Flickr Account / Portfolio over some years and we are getting ever closer to 1 million views a great milestone to hit.
This is we’re you come in by simply clicking on our Flickr page and have a look through our work see link below.
Help us hit this amazing milestone we will update you all when we achieve this target and thanks for your help and support we could not do this without you. Thank you.
You invest a lot of money in your camera lenses with some lenses costing thousands of pounds. The main lens elements are often coated with many layers and coatings which enhance colour, saturation, sharpness also help remove ghosting, fringing and chromatic aberrations.
When lenses are being used your lens front element gets a lot of stick from dirt, moisture and other elements. You will clean your lens regularly when in use as you do this you will remove or damage these coatings over time and scratch your lenses also.
A simple, cost effective way to protect your lens with no impact on your images or video quality is to invest in a UV lens filter. These will protect your lenses from the above but you do get what you pay for.
There are many brands well worth using I’ve always used and trust Hoya Pro 1 Digital Filters but other brands worth looking at include B&W, K&F. It’s far cheaper to replace a lens filter than a lens.
So a must have when you get your new lens.
The Canon EFS 24mm F2.8 STM Lens is a cracking lens that is pin sharp and creates stunning bokeh. It’s also a bargain price lens which can be got for around the £140.00 mark cheaper if you don’t mind buying pre-owned off EBay or MPB.
Where this lens really excels is in video use with a quick almost silent focus, this really is a capable lens a bargain and a must have lens if your a content creator. An excellent lens for any Canon M50 users out there.
TIP : Always put a high quality UV filter on your lens. The high quality ones have no impact on your images or video but they will protect your lens elements but also lens coatings from wear and tear. Far cheaper to replace a filter than a lens.
Behind the scenes of a Porsche GT4 car shoot using light painting techniques. This goes through equipment used, equipment settings, tips and tricks and photoshop post production step by steps enjoy.
Below a video review and unboxing of Lume Cube Pro Kit. I break down what’s in the kit and what everything is and does. This is an awesome lighting kit for video, photography.
Unboxing and quick look at Godox TT350N. Godox flash unit for Nikon cameras.
We have been incredibly busy working on content for our YouTube channel including branding to tie in with our new website refresh.
2020 and time for a refresh of our website as it’s been some time since the original site launched.
Part of the refresh includes new designs for logo and branding to tie into our YouTube channel and up coming videos and video content.
So a lot of work to be done to finish off this site with regards to content, images and layout tweaks.
Hi and welcome to our blog my name is Dennis I am the lead photographer and owner of GrimLight / GrimLight Photography.