So here I am, back at it again, writing another blog post; I’m committed to writing a post for every video I upload on YouTube. On May 14th, I released my very first vlog, and boy was it an experience. I’ve filmed short videos before, and I love going on photography adventures, but vlogging and taking photos at the same time was something else entirely.
Switching between getting the right photo and remembering to vlog was harder than I’d expected. I felt like I was turning one side of my mind on and off every time I switched between tasks. Sometimes I’d be so into taking the photo that I forgot I was supposed to be filming the process. Honestly, I was extremely nervous that day, which makes no sense because I’ve been on camera before. But I think this whole trip was photography first and vlogging second.
I failed at the filming aspect of the trip. I also didn’t anticipate breaking my tripod that day. It was my first tripod ever. The very same one I used when I went on a UN Summit trip. But at the end of the day, I went home, started editing the footage, and found the entire experience hilarious! Overall, I think it was a great learning experience for me, not a failure in the slightest.
So, in conclusion, what did I learned from all this?
- Capture everything! You never know what could end up in your video. There were moments I regret not recording from that day.
- This one’s photography-related but, if you’re trying to take long exposure shots of a passing train, double-check the train’s schedule.
- Expect the unexpected and roll with it. Seriously, my tripod breaking was hilarious.
- Have fun!
It was a great experience, and I hope to get better at vlogging these moments to share with you all. Look out for my next video, as it’ll be a travel vlog! Comment down below where you think I’m heading to, it’ll be a crazy adventure you won’t want to miss!