August 15, 2017 Getting Started with Video- An Introduction for Still Photographers

2017 08 Chris DekleAugust 15, 2017, at Griffin Chapter of GNPA, Chris Dekle will talk about getting started with video and why this might be right for you. 

The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM at the Women’s Center, Spalding Regional Hospital in Griffin, GA. Members as well as interested potential members are invited.

Why Shoot Video? What’s different about shooting video than shooting still images like I do now? How hard is it to do? What do I need? What about shooting in the field?

Join one of the founders of the GNPA, Chris Dekle, a nature photographer who shot images for decades as he walks you through why he crossed over to the “other side,” what he’s learned on that journey and what you’ll need to know to get started.

We’ll begin by showing one or two wildlife videos and talk briefly about them.

You’ll take away from this presentation:

  • An understanding of just what you can do with today’s camera bodies and what additional equipment you’ll want to have on hand.
  • Get answers to what kind of tripod, head, mikes, etc. and what kind of editing software you’ll need.
  • Discover if this might be right for you.
  • You go away with the basic information you need to help you get started and demystify “a different dimension of photography” and see if it’s right for you.

    We’ll cover:

  • Why did I start shooting video?
  • What does the “V” in video really stand for?
  • What are the differences between shooting video and still images from a creative perspective?
  • How much do I know already?
  • What is the difference between video cameras and still cameras that take video?
  • Besides the camera body, what other equipment and lenses will you likely need? Camera, tripod, tripod head, audio equipment, lighting, controls, etc., will be discussed.
  • Focusing Video vs. Still cameras. Autofocus vs. Manual?
  • Exposure for video vs. Still. Is a Histogram enough?
  • Large Sensor vs. ENG cameras... Huh? What the difference? Can I use my Nikon and Canon lenses?
  • What kind of editing software will you need and how is editing video different than editing my still images?
  • Recording, processing and storing video files.
  • Who’s shooting what formats today for nature videos for BBC, National Geographic and Discovery?
  • How to learn more.

Chris will also bring some of his equipment and show you what he is using and show you some things that will surprise you.

For more information about Georgia Nature Photographers Association, please check out their web site, www.gnpa.org and click on the "central chapter".