Five years ago I released a video short of my son Kaylan (here). It was my way of showing him a snippet of his life as seen through my eyes as a father. It was something I wanted him to have so that when he gets older he can see little of what he was like.
Now I have another child in my life and decided to undertake a much bigger project. Spanning over a year from before she was born I decided that I wanted to also do the same for my new child. We both as parents decided to know what we were having this time round so knew it was a girl. I wanted to go big on the project and at first was going to just shoot for a few months and have some footage of when she was just a baby. This quickly evolved into a massive undertaking for the next 13-14 months and ending on her 1st birthday.
The drive it gives you to pick up your camera every week/month to catalogue an event is not easy and you will see that some months I didn’t even take a photo but in the end I still managed to cover the entire year.
This personal project is a combination of Video and still images all taken on my Canon 5DMK 3. It was a very emotional project to work on as you will see in the beginning she was not all too well and as parents that’s never anything you want to wish on your worst enemy let alone go through it yourself. But all things went well and she has turned out to be a character of her own and the perfect partner in crime for her bigger brother lol.
The final editing phase of this project only needed to be edited in Adobe Lightroom and I used Apple’s iMovie to put the footage and images together.
I hope you enjoy this video, feel free to share and comment.
Recently I was approached by a guy called Utam. He heads up a media company called AdTube (@AdTubeMedia).
They are currently filming a web series called In the Office (@InTheOffice) and it’s main goal is to offer a collection of videos from established people in a business, talking about their business and offering a source of inspiration for those people that want to start a business themselves.
I have had to use other wedding photographers as my source of inspiration to help me shoot better or to simply pluck up the courage to try different things. It’s good to have been given the opportunity to also do the same and maybe inspire others to get into a wonderful field of photography. Starting your own business is never an easy thing to do and quite a few people can be “put-off” by the thought of it, so hopefully this web series In the Office will help them to not give up and to continue pushing forward with there dreams of becoming a wedding photographer.
I had a great time with Utam and his colleague and would definitely recommend his services and use them again myself.
The final video for the series will be out soon, subscribe to them on YouTube here. As a bonus they also made a promotional video for me to use with my logo. I can now share this with you all below.
I have been working secretly on a project spaced out over a week. I don’t really do video as I’m mainly a stills photographer. However I watched a video by @PhilipBloom called (Journey through New Zealand) using the 5DMK 3 and since I recently acquired one I thought I would give it a try. Now I could’t sharpen the footage to make it pop even more but I’m happy with the results I applied my photography skills to the footage shooting it the way I would shoot if it was a stills image so hope this gives it a different feel to the video. Anyway here are the results of the Kaylan video short movie in the YouTube window below.