June 21, 2017 Chris Dekle will Present “Getting Started with Video- An Introduction for Still Photographers”

2018 06 jcd videoOn June 21, 2018 at the Smyrna Chapter of the GNPA, Chris Dekle will talk about getting started with video and why this might be right for you. 

Why Shoot Video?

What’s different about shooting video than shooting still images like you 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:

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.

  • 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, tripod head, mikes, audio interface and what kind of editing software you’ll need.

We’ll cover:

  • Why 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 about shooting video 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...  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.