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A Month in Greece With My Nikon D300s

Ahhhhh…. Greece. I still dream about its beauty. I’ve been back from my 1 month escapade for a little while now but I’ve been busy learning Adobe Premiere’s basics to put this little video up for you guys.

The lesson I have for you today is simple. Keep exploring means to develop your creativity and you’ll grow both personally and professionally. That’s what I’m doing right now with video and video editing. Like you guys stopping over here on YPS to pick up some tutorials and tips on photography, I’m hunting for the best video editing sites with my student cap on. I know that down the line, having fun with video will be great for my business but that’s not the main reason why I do it. I do it to explore new creative venues of expression.


If I look back on my life, I can go as far back to the age of 7 when I got my first musical instrument: a $10 plastic recorder. Man I loved that thing! In high school, I started writing poetry and lyrics. Then I tried my hands at oil painting throughout university. After that it was a guitar. And then photography, never thinking for 1 second when I purchased my Nikon Coolpix 4500 that it would define my professional life and, to a certain degree, my personal life.

You never know where your creativity will take you! So open that box and take that first step out of it!

You can see that I pulled all the stops in this montage. From video to stop motion to HDR stills. I really had fun doing all of this in Greece.

I hope you enjoy it! 🙂 And if you missed my iPhone photo montage of Greece, you can check it out here.


9 responses on "A Month in Greece With My Nikon D300s"

  1. wow! this is a truly amazing video. i just bought the d300s myself a couple days back, been having problems with the video in adobe premier. did you by any chance had any trouble with this also? Im’ using premier cs4

  2. Stunning. And so inspiring…Thank you!

    e.

  3. Profile photo of Yanik

    Thx Jessica!

    To know all that I brought with me check out this video: http://yanikphotoschool.com/personal/off-to-greece/

  4. WOWWWWW….That is ALL I Can say. I know you are a brilliant photographer, but I am just speechless! These images are stunning. And I very jealous of your video 🙂 I just purchased the d700 yesterday and am a little sad that there is no video, but hey maybe down the line…

    Id love to know what lens you used for most of those landscape shots, and above the city?

    Thanks for sharing!

    Jessica

  5. Allo Yanik,

    tu me surprends toujours.

    je continue à visiter ton site

    j’espère que tout va bien pour toi

    Gilles

  6. Nicely put together, Yanik, I’ve been thinking about getting into video myself….as you say, step out of the box….be creative…..wise words.
    I was wondering, I’ve been into the time lapse thing for a while, and was wondering if you shot it ap or manual, and how you dealt with the changing lighting conditions?
    -mark

  7. Yanik,

    Well done mate, an awe inspiring video. I have just received my D300s and have only had it for a week. Have just upgraded from a D70s.

    As they are completely different beasts I was wondering if you could pass along how you have yours setup.

    Any information would be appreciated.

    Regards,
    Scott

  8. Great video. I’ve been in Greece and in the Islands a (too) long time ago. Your pictures remind me great souvenirs. Tks for that and all your work. Also appreciated your words about creativity. Efcharisto!

  9. I enjoyed the video, heading to Greece myself in April.

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