We all know the world of blogging is changing. When isn’t it? It seems it has been changing ever since blogging became a “thing”. First it was enough to just snap some pix and write about your day and post what ever you were wearing—remember the early days of The Man Repeller? Then it was all about beautiful professional looking photography shot with an expensive DSLR and carefully styled looks.
Then bammo! Instagram arrived on the scene and suddenly everyone with a smart phone was an influencer. And the blogs that really blew up, also had super robust Instagram accounts. Then it was all about SnapChat and Insta Stories which of course led to a “renewed” if you will, interest in video.
Yes, You Tube has been around for quite some time and people have been posting videos to the platform for almost a decade. And yes we have all heard the term “vlogger”, a term most people associate with makeup tutorials. But now it seems poised to be the next influencer take over. And we are not just talking beauty and makeup vloggers and tutorials.
It seems that if the Instagram phenomenon is any indication then having a static blog with no video could be a problem in the future. What say you? Do you think it is important for bloggers to have videos on their blogs? Or to have a YouTube channel they post videos to on a some what regular basis? It seems it never ends…right?
She speaks quite a bit about the Sony Alpha 5100. Another techie gadget I am adding to my must have list
So today I am posting a few videos on making videos, when in Rome…The first video is about Final Cut Pro, video editing software from Apple. It costs $200 and you can buy it out right and install it on your computer and not have to rent it on a monthly basis via the cloud like you have to do with Photoshop. This is certainly affordable, so something to consider. You can also use IMovie which is free and comes installed on all Apple computers. But even with all the advancements in technology I am not going to sugar coat it, video editing is time consuming and there is a learning curve. If I do end up buying Final Cut Pro I will have to take a class to get me started.
The next video is from Shameless Maya and is about setting up a home studio. I have to say the Shameless Maya series are super fantastic. Very informative on an array of topics and Maya does such a wonderful job of communicating, in way that is fun and easy to understand and follow. And the third video is also from Shamelessly Maya and is about Cameras. She speaks quite a bit about the Sony Alpha 5100. Another techie gadget I am adding to my must have list.
At first I thought I was hearing things, did my cat just fart? What was that?? Did I pop one of the bubbles on the bubble wrap?
Well I hope you enjoy these videos and find them helpful. And just a side note here about Monday’s post. But when I went to set up the second soft box the weirdest thing happened. I got the stand set up and the soft box mounted to the stand with out a problem. But when I went to unwrap the light bulb I heard an electrical popping sound. But thing is, it was not turned on, or even inserted in to the soft box I was just moving it around as I unwrapped it. How can that be?
At first I thought I was hearing things, did my cat just fart? What was that?? Did I pop one of the bubbles on the bubble wrap? Though of course it sounded like neither of these two things. The first time I heard it I was not sure, as I was moving the bubble wrap around so it was not clear. But then it happened again, a second time with a two or three popping sounds in a row. Very similar to the popping sound a strobe light makes when it is fired though not as loud. The popping was not loud, but I distinctly heard it. Weird. Needless to say I did not attempt to connect and plug in this light. I wrote to the manufacturer and will keep you posted.0