Shopping for camera gear may be my favourite thing in this world.. Other then my girlfriend Isla (love you). So save yourself the time and take my knowledge and make it your own after being a professional videographer for 10 years you get to know a little bit about cameras and the Panasonic GH5 really is amazing and specifically for travel the size and weight not just of the camera but the lenses is awesome.
My favourite features of the GH5 are the fact that you can record 4k at 50 frames which means you can do 4k slow motion which is sooo epic and means I can export 4k final edits which really do blow your mind on a big screen. The V-Log L, I will admit it took me awhile to get on the band wagon for this one but honestly once you take the time to put into getting to know your vlog and its potential you will never go back.
The autofocus now this has been pretty big talking point before the GH5 I had never used autofocus but as I decided to give it a go and with the recent upgrade in firmware this is actually pretty awesome. Dual Stabilization so you get the lens and the camera stabilization this is truely amazing I have been running gimbals for years and heldheld this is passable add something like the came-tv optimus to that mix and it is a dream.
Okay so the next question is where to buy well I scoured the internet high and low for australian based company and eglobal was by far the best price and as a bonus I have brought alot of stuff from them and always been happy with the service I even had a lens that needed fixing and they sorted it all for me winning I have a link below for you to check there site out if you order via my link i get a little kick back but you will pay the same price so thanks for the support :)
Where are you in your life now? Where do you want to be? Well for me I was working as a Landscaper and it was "okay", I knew it wasn't where I wanted to be there so I decided to make a change I remember doing a Tony Robbins goals workshop and photography came up a few times and to be honest I was speedwriting and didn't expect it.
The more I thought about it the more I got excited and to be clear I didn't even have my own camera! I borrowed my mums to take photos of my gardens after they are finished. I also enjoyed going to the beach and shooting the sunrise or sunset. So I did more of that which then lead to shooting some model photos for a friend.
Before I knew it a friend had asked me to shoot there wedding and I loved it, their is something magical about being at somebodies wedding and sharing those special moments.
As is generally the way when you enjoy doing something I got better at it quickly and really put every spare moment into it. A year later I put the work boots in the bin and went full time as a photographer. Now your probably asking yourself where does the travel photography come in? Well that all started with destination weddings people loved my work so much they wanted to pay me to travel to places like Fiji, Bali, Thailand and even the AMAZING Costa Rica. So here I am well into my photography journey which actually for the last few years has been more video as its now my passion I am getting paid to travel and shoot weddings.
But I was not doing travel photography as such I am always taking landscape images but recently I had a realisation as I was watching some videos on facebook and youtube from travel bloggers or travel vlogs and the quality was pretty bad and yet they had sooo many views, I realised hey I love travelling and I can take great photo and video so it just made sense to combine the 2!
Looking forward in the calendar I see it jam packed with amazing destinations and events so Isla and I have planned our adventures around them driving through Australia and when overseas extending the trip to goto the unseen parts of places like Thailand and make videos and photos from our adventures!!
Thanks for reading if you made it this far you are probably related to me (hi mum) it means a lot that you are joining me on this journey I hope I can add value to your day.