"The best camera you have is the one in your pocket"


Or so the saying goes. Thing is, it's true. If I had to jump on the bike with only one camera, the Olympus Tough TG870 would be it. Now, I do use other cameras in my films, but it's the Tough that sits in my pocket and is right there when I need it.

 
 

Why not a GoPro?


Well yeah, a GoPro is great and it's always there, and you can stick it on your helmet etc, but it's only good for the wide shots. The field of view is designed to capture everything and allow you to be quite relaxed about exactly where you are pointing it.


The Tough is better quality, HD, 60fps, and it's not a 'fire and forget' camera. You choose what you want to film. You point it. You hit record. You stop. You put it away.


You've thought about the framing, the angle, the duration. What made a conscious effort to film the right thing first time and not look to find something usable in the edit which is so common with GoPro workflow.


Why not a DSLR?


I'd love my DSLR to be my first choice camera. The quality is great... but it's not in my pocket! For the style of shooting that comes with riding dirt bikes on trips where you've got to get from A to B and not have the luxury of being the camera guy with a van and set up shots etc, then having to get a camera out of a bag, adjust the ISO, aperture, focus etc in the rain and mud is just too much.


Of course, I'm not always restricted to one camera, I often use three, but it's the Tough that's my favourite.

 


Mostly my Olympus Tough, with a little bit of GoPro Hero 4
 
 
January 12, 2017

Story. Board.

January 11, 2017

Shoot x 1. Edit x 10.

January 10, 2017

Find your flow

January 9, 2017

Olympus Tough

January 8, 2017

GoPro

January 7, 2017

Mouth mount

January 6, 2017

DIY selfie stick

January 5, 2017

Mole grip mount

January 4, 2017

Rubber band chest mount

January 3, 2017

Ram Mounts

January 2, 2017

Capture Pro Mount

January 1, 2017

Forget the audio