• Cameras,  In the industry,  Video Editing Tips

    Why and When would we use a Two Camera Shoot?

    I just got asked this question “I’ve noticed a lot of people using two cameras including a shot of themselves on the side when they’re actually facing the other camera, why?” Great question! And it’s one I’ve taken for granted. My answer was, “I do it because it looks cool!” But that’s not entirely accurate. Why does it look cool? Because it accomplishes something. Things make us feel certain ways BECAUSE there are deeper meanings, usually subconscious ones as  to why we like them and why they resonate.  “That movie made me emotional!” – it sure did, but why? Because of the music, the timing, the way the shots were…

  • Cameras,  Updates

    When you lose your lenses in Amsterdam, you buy new stuff and unbox it online (video)

    I mentioned in my last blog that I lost my lenses on my and my husband’s honeymoon/1 year trip to Amsterdam, and that I ordered new stuff and would do an unboxing. Ta da! Done. In this video, we look at a Canon 80D body, Canon 50mm 1.4 lens, Sigma 10-20mm 3.5 lens and a Canon 24mm 2.8 lens. Awesome photographer mentioned: Lauren Lang 80D 50mm Sigma 10-20 3.5 Canon 24mm 2.8   For the record, no one paid me to talk about this stuff – BUT! I’m open to that sort of arrangement. 😉

  • Cameras,  Life,  My Story,  Philosophy

    When you lose your bag in Amsterdam

    Some of you probably saw my vlog two weeks ago (hint: it’s this one) Then radio silence: And now, I’m back! With interesting stories to share. The biggest one being that, on my way from the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam into Amsterdam Centraal (the main train station) I left my day bag (sorry Jesse!)(not featured in the video as I added it later) on the train. I had taken it off and set it on a luggage rack while having to stand on a fully packed train. At the station, I was in such a rush to get off before the doors closed that I somehow forgot it. And didn’t…

  • Cameras,  Technology

    Prime-Zoom-Telephoto-Wide Angle-Macro OH MY!

    While messing around with my camera, and checking out another photographer/videographer’s equipment (CAMERA AND LENSES PEOPLE), I realized that I finally know what all the funny little photography jargon means, yay! That has given me some inspiration to distill it down, and pass on some of the knowledge. Today, I’d like to explore the words I threw up in the title. Prime. Zoom. Telephoto. Wide Angle. Macro. What all these words have in common is that they are types of SLR/DSLR lenses. (For the record, DSLR stands for Digital Single Lens Reflex. The SLR is the film version.) In my A+ worthy art above, I’m showing a somewhat visual idea…