PHOTOS, video AND DRONE
When we were about to head off on our trip, we honestly thought we would just use our iPhones for photos. Although, once Jurgens Caravans had given us an opportunity to become Brand Ambassadors, we decided to get a decent camera. So our advice to you is, buy a good camera. It will be the best money you ever spent.
Even if we hadn’t become ambassadors for Jurgens, I know we would have eventually bought one after we commenced our trip. You really do capture some amazing snaps. They are precious memories and you’ll have some beaut pictures for your walls at home and for your children to look back on. We currently have a PANASONIC LUMIX GH4 and find it really easy to use. It is such a powerful camera and the bquality iot produces is amazing for the price of around $2000. Previously we had a Nikon digital that took a swan dive off Elephant Rocks while trying to get a family photo on a tripod. And a Canon DSLR however, we upgraded to the GH4 for the video quality and on recommendation from filmakers.
It's a great idea to buy your gear from a reputable camera shop! We bough all ours from Camera House as they have stores all over the country and they provide great advice and warranties for your valuable purchase.
A big tip is LEARN HOW TO USE IT! It will be a game changer and you won't believe the image quality!
Our drone was an after addition, something Justin has always wanted to have and it has started a little hobby for him while on the road. As for picking a drone – do your research and decide on a budget for you. Our drone is a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced and it was $1200 (money well spent). It is flown through an App on an iPhone or iPad which is super easy. Images and video can be transferred through the drones wifi or by an adaptor cable to your phone. Or you can remove the micro SD card and put directly onto your computer. It gives our videos and imagery an amazing aspect of how bast and remote some of the amazing places we camp are.
We also use a GoPro Hero 5. Gees, these things are awesome, we've had a lot of fun with it, especially in the water! For around $500 you can get a compact, waterproof, shockproof & really easy to use camera. They also have the ability to shoot in some really wide angles which is great for fishing and swimming footage.
Now the last thing we use a probably most important is our Macbook Pro. A sensational laptop with plenty of power for editing high quality video and images.
These three bits of technology are all we use while we travel to capture our shot and make videos. We know there are a lot of options out there when buying technology, but as you can see for our pictures and video's, these products do an outstanding job!