5. Photographers already understand the essentials of filmmaking
Do you feel daunted by the prospect of learning a new skill? Don’t!
As a photographer, you already understand lighting, aperture, depth of field, and so on. That expertise puts you in a perfect position to expand your skills and add filmmaking to your creative repertoire.
“Don’t be worried about the fact that it’s a moving-image camera,” says Jonathan. “It’s still a box that captures light. If you know how to operate a stills camera in manual mode, it should be a relatively straightforward process for you to start capturing video.”
This sentiment is echoed by acclaimed photographer Barry Makariou, who enjoys experimenting with video himself and encourages confidence and open-mindedness. “If you’re creative, you can apply yourself to anything,” he says.
Being creative means always challenging yourself, trying new things, and finding new ways to express yourself. For photographers, embracing the exciting potential of filmmaking is a fantastic opportunity to do just that.