Great tips! I’ll take any advice I can get. I honestly need to practice, I just think it’s weird to always be taking photos of oneself. Definitely not my thing. I want Rhett to get good at it so he can do it for us haha!
That gorilla thing is cool. I think I got something like that in my camera package. I need to test it out! We got a free selfie-stick a few years back, and yes, they definitely work good for dorks like us, but like you said, they can be a problem taking them to some places.
I like the new camera overall. I want to play with a few more functions before I do my review on it. I had the time to watch a few tutorials on it a few weeks ago, and that helped too. I would like to play with the manual photo settings and try some of that out. I just have no idea what I’m doing. So, I need to watch a few tutorials on that first. I think overall, I will get better photos. The quality is better because the technology is newer, and the zoom is better. Videos? I’m torn on that. I feel like I’m not necessarily getting “better” quality. It’s just “different.” I’m having this issue with movement (like filming Rhett riding his bike), that when you watch the video back, the movement is like too fast, too zippy to see it clearly. Hard to describe, but does that make sense? I’ve noticed this on newer TVs too. When there is fast movement, it can look really weird, and not in a good way. It looks bad. I’m assuming on a TV though, there is some kind of setting to change the quality.
But on these cameras, there’s no real way to change the output. When you film the same thing on say, an IPhone, you don’t get that at all. There aren’t really “settings” for the video stuff on this camera, obviously because it is not primarily a video camera. So, once again I’m torn about the video part of it. I think if I want the kind of video quality I’m looking for, I would need to invest in a video camera alone. And, I’m just not willing to spend that kind of money, especially on technology that gets old so often. If I needed video for my job or something like that, I could maybe justify it, but for me, I can’t justify it just for the movies I like to make. If money was no object, yes, I would just get me a kick-ass video camera and be done with it. Plus, it doesn’t solve the issue of travelling with all this stuff. Because I don’t want to lug a camera & a video camera separately while travelling. Which is the appeal of these multi-function cameras. I guess it’s a trade off for everything. If I can’t solve or improve the movement issue with this video though, I probably will have to do something about it because it is pretty terrible. I don’t think anything is “wrong” with the camera or anything, I just think that is the way it is filming.
Before Christmas, we visited a light display place & someone from a local TV station was filming there & they interviewed Rhett 🙂 I was checking out her gear & asking her about it. When she told me the price, I was like DAMN! But, I was secretly jealous of how awesome it was haha!