Cameras have always been a central part of my life. I used to beg to use the family camera on holiday, and now I use them in my degree and freelance work and of course, for my blog. My camera collection keeps growing and I am always chasing a new lens, new camera or new editing software.
As much as I love my DSLR and my vlogging camera, I’m always looking to up my game. Now that I’m trying to work more on my Youtube channel, I’m looking to try new things. One of those new things, is a good 4K camera .
So why am I saving for a 4K camera?
4K cameras offer the best video quality on the market at the moment and quite a few of my favourite Youtubers have started vlogging in 4K. I watch quite a few of these vlogs on the TV and I know that having the crispest, most high-definition footage is what a lot of viewers want. If your vlogs can be watched on any platform in perfect, crisp quality, you are far more likely to have people watch your videos. There is nothing more annoying than trying to watch a video and it’s all pixelated!
I’ve even turned my Iphone video to 4K to practice with it whilst I save, and I can see such a great difference in the footage quality. If you’re interested in starting vlogging, there’s no need to go buy a vlogging camera immediately, use your iphone and have some fun with it!
my camera kit wishlist
If you watch my Youtube channel or follow me over on Instagram, you may already know that Rob bought a drone. A drone has been on my wishlist for a good few years now after watching the incredible vlogs of Ben Brown.
Finally having a drone has opened my mind up creatively, and I’ve been showing Rob some of my favourite vloggers. I really love that I’m into cameras and tech in general, because it is something that is always developing. There is always something new to play with, to want to buy and amazing developments in camera tech.
So this is my camera kit wishlist:
- A new Go-Pro Hero 6! They are incredible and waterproof!
- A ring light
- A Canon 5D MKIII – Yep, i’m still after one of these!
- Canon EF 50mm 1.8 STM Lens
- An external mic for better audio
- An Imac ( the number one on my list really!)
- Canon EF 70-200 mm F/2.8 L IS II USM Lens
- A Panasonic HC-X1000E Camcorder.
why I enjoy being a vlogger
I first started watching Youtubers when I was at school and I really wish I had a vlogging camera back then. My parents took me on some incredible holidays that I would have loved to have vlogged- Italy, America, Germany!
Despite all the negativity that vloggers recieve, I quite like the idea of vlogging your life. I like the idea of capturing short moments of my life to look back on, even if it is just the mundane!
For example, I’m soon to move out of the flat that I currently live in and I really want to be able to watch back the time that I lived here. I borrow Mr. Teemo but I know that won’t last forever, so I really enjoy filming the fun I have when I’m with him! My graduation is coming up at the end of the year and that is something I really want on film!
Capturing memories is something super important to me. I love creating photo albums and I feel vlogs are the digital online version. I mean it was the original reason I started my blog: to document my time as a student!
With all the advances in technology, I feel vlogging is one of the best platforms to try new things. New editing software, the development of tech like drones, has allowed me to expand my creativity, and challenges me to think outside the box and learn new techniques. For example, last year I barely ever took photos in manual mode but now, I’m filming in manual mode! My confidence is slowly growing with the filming and editing!
Vlogging has already helped improve my confidence! I started vlogging during my journalism degree and it really helped calm my anxiety about stepping in front of a camera. During my journalism degree, we had to film professional videos and I had to do work experience on live sets etc, so having the confidence to be filmed in public was something I was grateful for. I’m hoping by carrying on with my vlogging, that my confidence will grow more and I’ll even start filming things I’m too scared to share right now such as my weightloss journey.