I am inspired by a few videos in YouTube where the photographers attached a GoPro on their cameras and record their shooting journey.
Then one of my Instagram followers commented that I should also do the same.
His comment, whether is spammy or genuine, has encouraged me to order a horse-shoe mount from Qoo10 Singapore. It costs me less than SGD5.
So, I decided to try it on a Sunday afternoon after my Sunday ‘Service’ at Palelai Buddhist Temple. It’s part of Buddha’s teaching to practise generosity, which one way is by going to the temple and offer food to the monks.
Back to point, I used a 24-exposure expired film Walgreens ISo 200. I wasn’t sure about the type of aesthetic this expired film would give me, I got it simply because it was expired and cost only SGD4.
Nonetheless, if it turned out suck, then just take it as a learning experience and keep shooting.
The downs about attaching an action camera:
- Needless to say, the extra weight is unpleasant. Nikon FM2 is already heavy, imagine needing to lurge additional grams around? And also the extra stuff make the whole thing bigger.
- I no longer just focus on making pictures because I am now multi-tasking between finding interesting subjects and managing the videos.
- People are more aware of me because the ‘camera’ is now huge. Passer-bys are also more interested in what I was doing.
In conclusion, I definitely won’t attach the action camera every single time I go out shooting. Otherwise I would find it a chore and might be discouraged to shoot. Shooting pictures should be a personal joy and not pleasing people. Otherwise, what’s the point? I already need to please people at work, why can’t I find joy in my own hobby?
Link to my video here.