Today, after a quick run on the treadmill, I grabbed my camera and headed down to the local state park. My intention was to head to one of my favorite bridges for some photos, but on a whim decided on a little detour. I ended up hiking along a new path to see what I could find. It turned out to be a much more interesting hike than I had anticipated. Not only did I capture some nice autumn images, but I also ran into an international, award-winning producer of documentaries and travelogues! He was shooting footage along the same path I was wandering along. As we chatted about this and that I discovered he is also an instructor of cinematography at the University of Washington, and has shot footage for the T.V. shows including the X-Files. Fun, yes?
Before parting he issued me a challenge and, as everyone knows, I am always up for a challenge! I am to return to the park, switch my camera into video mode, and shoot some videos of the same scenes in which I have been shooting stills. He offered a couple of tips for shooting video, which have been duly noted. I plan to act on the challenge in the very near future…. Then I suppose my next challenge will be to figure out how to post said videos here! 🙂
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