Pops & Frogs adventure will be well documented and reported. There’ll be text to write, pictures to publicise and videos to edit. The bar has been set fairly high, hence we where in need of some new equipment. The following gear has been acquired:
Camera: SONY A7S
Lenses: SONY 18-70, 70-200
Recorder/Monitor: ATOMOS Ninja Blade
Helmet Camera: GoPro Hero 4
Once upon a time, a long time ago, in a Northern Monarchy far, far away I had grand plans of becoming a photographer, to take pictures that would make an impression on history. I was incredible consumed by images from LIFE and National Geographic, and it was wanted to do with my life. Until I convinced myself that I didn’t have what it takes.
So I quit and sold my camera, the lenses, all the equipment for the darkroom and chose to never look back. Since then I’ve been photographing with a lack of patience and dedication. Doing it because taking pictures have on occasion been expected, rather then being motivated to take actual great pictures. The result of which has been on par with the dedication.
Sure, I felt the surge to go above and beyond on occasion but they where far and few in-between. So when the digital revolution happened I was hoping to feel some kind of urge to get back into it, but nothing, and the pictures where getting even worse. I mean, now you could snap photographs nilly-willy, and I guess that’s exactly what I did.
But, I feel excited that I have the opportunity once more to capture some really cool images, and with the system camera I feel the call once again. I want to take good pictures again and also try doing some filming. It feels exciting but also not entirely uncomplicated. For even if the act of taking the actual pictures builds upon the same old foundation, the whole digital post-production is completely new to me. But I will do my utmost to master the tech and our new gear. A lot of practice and a handful of youtube tutorials will hopefully get me somewhat up to speed, I’ll leave it up to you whether I’ve succeeded.