- DSLR (Mirror)
- Crop Sensor
- Additional Wide Angle Lens
- Additional 50mm Lens
- Best Use: Still Photography
Panasonic Lumix G85
- DSLR (Mirrorless)
- Micro Four/Thirds Sensor
- Adapter that allows for Canon crop-sensor lenses from above to be mounted with auto-focus and data from lens and camera to be exchanged.
- Best Uses: Video Blogging / High-Resolution (4K) Video / Gimbal Free Stable Video
DJI Mavic Pro
- Semi-portable drone with 4K camera
- 3 batteries capable of flying 15-20 minutes each
- Highly restricted flight. I barely fly within the USA at all.
- Best Uses: Aeriel Photography outside of the USA / Gimbal can be used for handheld videography but doesn’t record audio.
- I have multiple GoPro alternative action cameras. They are from Chinese brands. One is 4k ready.
Hohem – 3-axis Gimbal Stabilizer for I-phone/Action Camera
Vanguard Travel Tripod
Joby Gorillapod 3K
I’m very grateful to share with you an image of mine I took with my DJI Mavic drone of my friends Will and Emil climbing a route in Mexico last winter climbing season.
See later in this post for more videos and images.
Make sure you are full screen and in High Resolution on youtube to do these Justice
Those of you who know me know I have been rock climbing for a number of years as my preferred method of getting exercise and interacting with nature. I have found it both exciting and challenging to train for this physically and mentally challenging sport while also learning the many many many systems and techniques of using ropes and other assorted equipment to maintain safe practices. While this sport has been expensive, challenging, and (since it is body weight dependent) quite hard on a 195 lbs 6’4″ individual, I am have enjoyed it tremendously.
I LOVE introducing people to climbing. If you are reading this and want to try it out, feel free to ask. It is truly a gift for me to share something I have loved doing with someone that shows interest.
This shot took a lot of preparation: Good conditions required that the route be well lit, easily accessible by drone and somewhat secluded from other climbers as not to disturb them for safety reasons. When filming or taking images of climbers, I really prefer to get “in-and-out” with drones. We chose a tall route on the far end of Mota wall which got a lot of sun in the morning since it faced the inside of the Potrero.
Other Photo Winners from 2018: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMyIPG9eGSmQsck1m3ovF42Lpk98_SIlnY2gG1MurljMS8PS8PrwDioRaStkbxrRw?key=dFJuSjY5dU9ab2w1NTl3cW1XVjdpSE1DbjlmM2lR