Just wanted to check in with all my travel lovers, how are we all doing in this lockdown period?
I for one am grateful to be experiencing life within the four corners of my room. Although this is a change from my regular day to day, I’ve been given so much time to reflect on the colourful experiences I’ve had on my adventures.
This time last year I was on my first ever solo trip in Oslo, my fifth country of the year. If you want to read about what I got up to you can check out my Oslo blog post here. For those more visually inclined, I also have a youtube video which I will link below:
My prayers are with everyone right now 🙏🏾
Yes we might not be able to explore the world right now, but we can however explore our hearts and minds.
What were you doing this time last year & what do you hope to be doing this time next year?
Capturing moments and preserving memories is one of my favourite past times. Did you know that the majority of our memories are actually based upon photographic evidence? However in Julia Shaw’s book ‘The memory illusion’, she explores the idea that a lot of these memories can actually be considered as false memories. Despite this contrasting view, photos have the power to recall as well as invoke emotion. How much could you really recall from your childhood if you didn’t have a picture to help you fill in the gaps?
Since I have a photography section on this blog without any content 🤧 I thought it best to start off with a small list of the photography equipment I use.
1. An IPhone
I’m sure that an iPhone making the list will not as come as a surprise to most. Iphone’s are amazing for capturing content, especially if you don’t have a lot of time to do so. The ‘portrait mode’ on the newer models adds somewhat of a professional feel. Although I hardly use the portrait mode, it’s a nice to know that it is there, as it does come in handy for the odd nature shots. I personally use the 8plus & have since been told that this particular model features one of the best cameras across the entire Apple product portfolio.
2. Canon G7X Mii
This small but powerful camera is amazing for travellers or those who desire something that’s lightweight and doesn’t compromise on quality. The Canon G7X Mii has advanced controls, giving you the flexibility to shoot in manual. However, if like me you’re still stuck auto there’s no need to worry as you’ll still get some decent shots. I originally purchased this camera to vlog for my Youtube Channel, so the added feature of a flippable touchscreen (for no other reason but so that I could see myself whilst filming myself) was the icing on the cake!
3. Canon 77D
Last but not least is the Canon 77D. Yes it did set my bank account back a little bit, however it is definitely worth the investment. A decent camera body is pretty much the foundation, which you can then build upon by purchasing different lenses. This camera is also intended to bridge the gap from entry level hobbyists to professionals. It includes a helpful interactive guide on the screen showing you the optimal settings for your desired picture, easing you into shooting in manual. The 77D is also WIFI enabled, allowing you to send images straight to your phone. This WIFI feature is also available on the G7X Mii, and is honestly a lifesaver if you don’t always travel with your laptop.
Hopefully this post has been of use 🙂 There are so many other cameras out there so make sure you research heavily before spending any money. I am by no means a professional however I am always willing to learn, so if anyone has any photography tips or recommendations please let me know in the comments.