I went up to Wyoming to visit family this weekend and I took my Canon T2i with me. I am really starting to see how steep the learning curve is for shooting video with DSLR’s can be.
For others that might think it will be easy to go from a camcorder to a DSLR for shooting video you might think again.
Here are the things that frustrate me so far:
- It is almost impossible to get things in focus – especially with my 50mm prime lens.
- Setting the ISO and aperture settings correctly is very difficult just by using the camera’s screen
- When using it hand held, it is impossible to get a steady shot (I do not have an IS lens yet)
- I am realizing that each shot has to be carefully planned. Fast paced shooting might out of the question when shooting my family like I do with my camcorder.
I am not giving up – I know some day I will be much better at this. I am a little frustrated that I am not learning how to shoot video with my T2i faster, I thought I would share my frustrations with everyone so others just starting out know it will not be as easy as their camcorder.