YouTube: A Brief Update

For this week’s post, I thought I give you a brief update on my YouTube channel and how it is going.

Since my last few posts herehere and here together with a rocky start, I have somehow managed to keep to a schedule of posting every two weeks at 8am GMT without fail.

At the moment, I am focusing on being consistent and holding myself accountable whilst learning how to edit videos. Eventually, I would like to see it grow into a space where I can showcase my creativity as a photographer and also feature a few of my friends and other creatives that I happen to come across.

From time to time, my children will also be featured as I am a mum and they are part of me. The channel is essentially about photography and my lifestyle as a photographer and a mum. Hence using the ‘mumtographer’ or ‘mumtog’ moniker.

If you are visiting my blog for the first time, welcome.

For those who follow this blog and new followers alike, head over to my channel and subscribe. You are not obliged to and I appreciate you just the same for sticking out with me here on my blog.

Here is the last video I uploaded – My First MA Class Presentation (And I Wasn’t Even There)

 

For those of you who may not know, I am currently in the second year of my MA in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism. This was my first presentation at the beginning of the term to the new students who joined the course. Life happened and I wasn’t able to be there in person, but technology and friends saved the day.

Happy viewing!

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Birthday Weekend in Paris

As some of you may know, May is my birth month.

This year, I decided that I would spend it in Paris.

So here is the thing, I am a fan of Rugby and particularly, Rugby 7s. So around my birthday, the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series final two legs (Paris and London 2017) happen in May right around my birthday. Last year, two things did not allow me to travel to Paris.

One – my visa expired the weekend before.

Two – I had deadlines.

So, I vowed to myself, that the following year, come rain or shine, I will find myself in Paris and here we are. A year later and I got to celebrate my birthday in Paris doing what I love most, travelling, photography and rugby.

This goes to show, with determination, you can make things happen.

Whenever I could, I documented my experience as a TWO-PART vlog for my YouTube channel.

Part One

Part Two

I hope you like it and if you do, please…

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Starting a Youtube Channel

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Well, I have actually started a Youtube Channel people.

I have been meaning to do this for a long time, but the truth is, I have either been busy or just plain lazy to do it. Now that I have a creative slot free seeing that I am technically just waiting to graduate from University, I decided to go for it.

 

I would like to create photography related content that is aimed at mums who happen to be photographers aka ‘Mumtographer’. I have searched on Youtube and I haven’t come across such a channel. Unless I wasn’t looking hard enough.

According to the Urban Dictionary, the meaning of ‘Mumtographer’ is

Usually a stay-at-home mom who buys a camera from Amazon, teaches herself the basics of Photoshop and starts her own “photography company”. (side note, changed Best Buy to Amazon)

Well, I am a stay-at-home mum, I have several cameras and I am self-taught with an added bonus of doing a degree in photography. So, I would say I qualify, no?

Anyway, the whole reason for creating my channel is that I just want to share my experiences on how I go about being a mum of two and still find time to be creative as a photographer. Hopefully, what I put out there will help other mums too.

I won’t lie to you and say it is going to be easy. I created the channel in September 2016 and it has taken me at least 6 months to upload my first video.  Hurdle number one done!

Now to conquer the next hurdle called CONSISTENCY. Wish me luck!

“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” — Scott Belsky, Behance co-founder.

Confession Time

Well, to be honest, this is my third channel. The first one I started I cannot get access to as it was created well before YouTube & Google merged. My second channel was created, well, to kind of make up the fact I could not get access to the first one, but the content was just random videos I shot and decided to share with the world.

Now, I want to do this seriously (pause) 😁.

Ok…here goes….

Attempt #3

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