How To Vlog

Over the last 18months I’ve been contemplating vlogging but due to a 9-5 office job and responsibilities I just haven’t got round to starting, it’s another “WANT TO DO” mixed in with the pile of “NEED TO DO”. I still want to start and am hopefully gearing up to start sooner rather than later, I have maybe 20 practise vlogs sitting on my hard-drive that will never see the light of day. Continue reading

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Things to avoid in your videos

As we all have a blank start line when we begin our foray into videography, photography, drawing or anything creative we always look at the things that inspire us and motivated us to begin creating in the first place. We start making similar content to the  ones we aspire to be before we can find our own style. BUT we NEED to find our own style, our own ways of doing things but using our peers to inspire our choices. Continue reading

I’m still here….

SOOOOOO………… I’ve been kind of slacking on the blog front from shooting more photos than I used to and the humdrum of daily 9-5 working and throw in a few Christenings, Weddings and other occassions, there is only a finite amount of time during the day. And the blog has suffered.

This will change. Continue reading

Staying motivated being creative

We all have ruts we fall into from time to time being creative, whether it be too much time spent on other activities, busy week at home and you just want to go home and chill or the weather just isn’t the best to go out and shoot stuff. I’m currently in this predicament where I have the want to go out shooting video/photo but the weather is just bad enough that I just go home after work and with family life and a 9-5 job I do struggle to commit time to this hobby that I love. Continue reading

Power Of Video conference, Belfast

Set in the stunning St Anne’s Cathedral the Power of Video conference returned for it’s second year and with it came a buzz of Youtubers, Filmmakers and Social Media giants. It’s a conference aimed at creators and how to use video to increase brand awareness and your following, with massive Youtubers like Shonduras and Viacom’s Thomas De Napoli speaking it highlights the blurring lines between social media and mainstream content creation and how to utilise both to the benefit of both too. Continue reading

5 FREE SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS FOR VIDEO AND PHOTO

We all have a budget to pursue video and photo as a hobby, from amatuers shooting for fun and upgrading when they can to semi-pro’s who bankroll some of the funds from commissioned work, we all have a figure in our head that we can put aside for gear and tools needed. Continue reading

Belfast Instagrammers To Follow

Coming from such a diverse and culturally interesting place as Belfast has lead to an increasing arts, music and creative scene along with supportive venues such as Black Box, Belfast Exposed, QFT and Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. Belfast is affirming itself as a globally recognised hot spot of creativity. Continue reading

How to grow on Instagram

I’ve recently started posting on Instagram as a way to show off my photography and interact with other content creators and despite it’s flaws (algorhythmic feeds etc) it’s still an amazing platform for photography and videography. It’s also hard to gain traction among it’s 700million user base while I’m still in the early stages of the instagram game I wanted to share the methods I use to upload and how to use the platform effectively, hopefully you find it helpful and you can always comment below on how you use the service or where I may be going wrong. These are just the ways I use instagram. Continue reading