There’s a saying thats been around the video/photography world longer than I have that says “you are only as good as your last job”. What this essentially means is that your next client will often judge you on the results from your last job.
I don’t whole heartedly subscribe to this but it can be annoyingly true.
A case in point was a job I completed last week for a Realty Client where I dug my toes in waiting for a beautiful day to do the property shoot. I visited the property 3 times in total and each of the previous times the weather wasn’t quite right, maybe a 6 out of 10!
The agent was getting a little frustrated with me and the delays due to weather but it was the first job for this particular agent so I wanted it to look at its best.
In the end it was definitely worth the wait and managed to get a beautiful bluebird day and a happy client. However every job is different and I was fortunate to have a realty agent who left me to make the call on the shoot day. If that agent was under time pressure and needed a video up by a certain deadline then it may have been a different story and I’m trying to figure out the best way to shoot properties when the conditions are not right. Stay tuned!
Maximise your chances of making your work look at it best by shooting in the best possible conditions ie. bluebird days, early morning, golden hour. It may not always be possible but it definitely helps you stack the cards in your favour.
Drone – DJI Inspire 2 with Olympus 12mm lens
Camera – Panasonic GH5 in Cine-D mode, Panasonic/Leica 8-18mm and Panasonic 12-24mm lenses
Syrp Magic Carpet Slider on a old Sacthler Video 18 tripod
Moza Air Gimbal
You can see my full gear list here