Dubrovnik Photography

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I started this day pumped because I was inspired by my own vlogs that I was editing. I enjoyed watching the parts where I had the wireless lav on me and I was thinking out loud of a photograph that I was trying to capture. It was nice because I do not have to constantly projecting toward the camera to get my audio, so I was able to stay focused on the photo I was trying to take. I started off the vlog by using the wireless microphone so that I could show the audience the difference but I did not realize that the microphone was rubbing against my backpack strap which caused bad audio…………

This happened the whole day and I also did not realize that this rubbing was happening when I was walking through the photo below.

Basically, I was waiting until I could get 1 single person walking up the stairs. It was challenging because people would always walk in groups, so I had to sit and wait until a solo person came. I did play around with my composition a little because right in front of me, there was also a sidewalk, so I could have had one person walking there and the other on the wall. But I could not line it up properly.

Overall, I did enjoy shooting around Dubrovnik. I loved the colors and contrast that came from my images. The one below, I did play around with long exposure to make the water look milky. I think for next time, I don’t want my shutter as long because I think the water is too soft. But that image is what I ended up with because where I was, I was blocking foot traffic. So I had to get the shot and move on.

In the vlog, I talk about how I am thinking about doing beginner photography/videography tutorials because I want to show that a person does not need an expensive camera to get a good image. My girlfriend @LIA has a canon T6i with the kit lens and a 50mm f/1.8, which is a beginner dslr setup. I would use her setup and do some tutorials and show how I get good results with her camera.

Since Lia is also learning photography and videography, I was thinking of somehow documenting her process of learning those crafts. I have not figured out exactly how I want to document it, but I do like how I just ask her questions about what photo she is trying to achieve. I figure out her thought process and help her if she needs help.

I am also thinking about doing the same thing with the iPhone. In my later vlogs in Greece, I use the iPhone because I felt it was the right tool at that given time. I will typically vlog off of my iPhone if I do not feel like bringing out my big camera or if it is a travel day. On travel days, I do not want to deal with trying to take out my gear, so I used my iPhone. Looking over the results from the iPhone, I am actually surprised by some of the images I was able to capture. But more on the iphone later. 

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