I had the pleasure of meeting Naomi Goggin to review her stills portfolio at the Canon Pro Solutions show in London earlier this year. Later that same day she was awarded the Times Canon Young Photographer of the Year at the show and given a six month contract to work at the paper. Not content to shoot just stills she has decided to venture into learning video on the DSLR, which as she says “requires some solid investments in kit.”
She has had some video training and found the “sound is more important than the picture itself – a slightly alien concept for photographers. A video with bad picture, can be saved by good sound, but the reverse, a video with bad sound quality, cannot be saved with good picture.”
To prove her point Naomi has posted a couple of short test videos demonstrating how a simple Sennheiser MKE400 on camera mic can make a difference in a noisy environment. She shot it in a busy restaurant using a 50mm f1.2 prime lens and says her “focusing practice is under way!”
We wish Naomi the best as she embarks on her career (I’m guessing that video will play a large part in it). You can follow Naomi’s progress at the Times of London on her blog.