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First time Vlogging with the DJI Osmo Action

I’ve done a couple tech reviews looking at three-axis gimbals in the last month. While they always provided silky-smooth video footage, that came at a cost. They’re heavy and make your arms ache if you use them for longer than a few minutes at a time. However, there is an alternative… maybe. And it’s called “Rocksteady” by DJI. It’s the…

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Building the Perfect Vlogging rig for under $400 / £300

I’ve travelled to almost fifty different countries (click here to see where I’ve been). I used to take lots of photos and blog about my experiences. What I should have been doing is making videos! Now that we’re slowly easing out of the pandemic lockdown, I’ve decided to start making travel Vlogs. However, to do that properly, you will need…

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Why I HATE (some) Vegans

Eid Mubarak!! On this day, when a billion Muslims celebrate by violently slaughtering tens of millions of animals, I wanted to tell you about my “journey” as a Muslim vegan. And why, despite being vegan myself, I really can’t stand a lot of other vegans. In particular, “Ethical Vegan” activists, who have turned their lifestyle choice into a religion –…

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Tripod vs. Octopad

It’s been a few years since I purchased a proper tripod, and my new “studio” is a much smaller space than I’m used to working in. I desperately needed the versatility of a mini (tabletop) tripod, but every product available seemed too flimsy and unstable for heavy cameras. Luckily, I came across the OCTOPAD by Octopus Camera. It’s a rugged,…

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Selfie stick vs. Gimbal

My last video was much more popular than expected, but there were some very valid complaints about the shaky video. So I decided to finally bite the bullet and buy my first ever 3-axis gimbal. Gimbals are basically selfie-sticks with some motors on the end that make sure your camera and/or smartphone will only move smoothly by correcting for shakes…

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