A few summers ago, I had a chance to visit Greece for the first time with my friends. We only had a week and decided to spend it mostly on Santorini, with the last few days on Mykonos. As always, I brought my camera with me to document. I made this short film with my old Panasonic Lumix GH4 and my favorite back-up camera … the iPhone (probably the 4S at the time). I didn’t have a stabilizer for the GH4, so I added Warp Stabilizer in post in Premiere Pro. Otherwise, the footage would have been too shaky. At the time, the GH4 was one of the first 4K mirrorless cameras on the market. Once a happy owner of the GH2, I was blown away by the GH4. It’s such a good camera that I have yet to feel the need to upgrade it to the GH5 available now.
Feeling quite nostalgic whenever I look at this photo. It was taken during my first solo trip to Italy in 2004 with my first digital camera – a Canon Powershot point & shoot. The camera was a big purchase for me, costing about $500 at the time. And I used it for at least 4 years until I purchased my first DSLR, a Canon 20D. Before the Canon Powershot, photography was all film for me.
A few pictures I took during a long weekend by the sea for some much-needed down time. And of course, Max came too! I also filmed a vlog while at the beach, a very special one celebrating my YouTube channel’s 500 subscribers milestone. It’s been 2 fun-filled years since I started the channel. Looking forward to another year of adventures on YouTube! One of the best things about having a YouTube channel is the treasured friends I’ve made – from all over the world. Thank you all for your constant feedback and support.