by Gary / 0 comments - Orginally published:14th August 2016

So I have my new DSLR, well that covers my photography needs going forward?So I can take a reasonable photograph

Actually, not, It’s just one tool I have to capture our travel experiences, and I am keen to explore other avenues.

The new camera is superb and can capture stunning images that will improve as I get more practice – practice makes perfect, after all. What excites me is maximising the other pieces of kit I have to create stunning records of our travels.

So what are you talking about?

I am talking about the smartphone – an iPhone, in my case. I have seen some stunning work captured on smartphones – and it’s the immediacy & spontaneity of having it with you all the time – it makes me think of the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson. It’s true; if I have the DSLR in my hands, I’m unlikely to use the iPhone, but when I don’t...

Then there’s the GoPro. This little wonder is a lot more than just an action camera. Its little waterproof jacket gives me the chance of some underwater shots. However, I need to experiment to see what it can do.

The most exciting, though, is the opportunity for aerial photography from the drone. The chance to capture some fantastic shots and apply the ‘Tilt and Shift – Model Village’ look will also be fun.

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The tilt and shift effect

But there’s more

Oh yes; I call this section ph’tig-togs, but it should also include video.

I think adding video to the posts on our travels gives a more rounded view. You can capture the excitement of an event or even something that just a picture fails to capture. An example is the pealing of Bow Bells from St Mary-le-Bow in the City of London. It is a lovely church, surrounded by the development of the City, but what makes it stand out is that if you are born within the sound of Bow Bells, you can call yourself a Cockney. Although the definition of a Cockney has become somewhat blurred, I think the EastEnders would likely consider themselves the true Cockneys.

So video is something I, or should I say we, are going to focus on. After all, I cannot be expected to capture the world in still form and video too.

So it’s over to Janis and fast-pan productions…

Where will I find all this amazing work?

Steady on, I never said amazing did I? I’ll give it my best shot, and hopefully, you folks will like it. So as well as appearing on this site you’ll see my videos on YouTube (There may also be some Photo-movies on there too, that idea appeals to my creative side), images on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter & Facebook – Phew, gonna be busy.

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