I’m moving to Youtube, but this will take some work.
I’ve been experimenting a lot with content this year, internationally writing stuff with a little spice and some triggers. While it got a TON of traffic, it did not get the reaction from people I liked, which is what I expected would happen.
Mainly what bothered me was that good people that just love photography were getting irritated by me pointing out features I don’t like from cameras or brands. If something works for you, it’s great, I shoot with all cameras, and they all have strengths and weaknesses and I understand that the last thing people want to hear is negativity about the system they’ve invested a ton of money in, especially when they’ve come to my blog just looking for some lens reviews or memory cards speed tests.
I did some of this for a few reasons though, one was an SEO experiment that definitely paid off with traffic, the other was point out some real differences between the brands that aren’t covered in most reviews, which are mostly unfairly tilted in favor of Sony because of their good eye AF. Which you can read about here.
I actually care about the camera I use and want them to be better, including my Sony cameras. There are more to cameras than eye-AF so I like pointing out big flaws if big reviewers are ignoring them. This was something I felt like I had to do since online reviews are driven so heavily by trends. “Pinky finger, color science, the fear-mongering of single card slots, ibis, 4k full frame, battery life, cameras need to be small and light, tilty screens, etc.” Still, nobody knows what Color Science really is and why Sony got such a bad rap, and still people are completely missing the point when it comes to the usability of IBIS.
So I will try to shift all of that content into Youtube where native English speakers at least will be able to catch my inflection and my tone or my sarcasm and hopefully see that I mean no offense.
Back To My Old Ways For This Blog
For this blog, I’m going back to my old ways of education, sample photos, cool stories starting with this tutorial I put together for Youtube.
I’ll be shifting my focus this year more on Youtube since that is where all the traffic is going with camera-related information and education. Camera blogs are for the most part dying.
So I will start this adventure into Youtube land, by covering some of the most popular questions people ask me, which is usually about color editing.
I have a very untraditional way of color editing and it will take me many videos to cover it all. I thought I would start with this one cool trick using the curves tool since it’s the foundation of everything I do.
You don’t have to do this on your images, but knowing curves is a great skill to have since it the best way to take control of the tonal structure.
So enjoy these little tutorials while I learn all the Youtube tricks. Already I’m noticing colors and contrast shifts dramatically between the JPGs, Premiere and what displays on Youtube. Not sure what to do about this yet.