Shooting video with one hand (30.07.2017)
I’m slowly admitting to myself that it may be a very long time before I’m able to do certain things with my right – dominant – hand again, because of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Or that I may never be able to use that hand to do some of these things again.
One of these activities is taking nature videos of animals, birds, and insects. To do this well, you have to be able to hold the camera quite steady, and be ready to focus in on a creature very quickly. I’ve already given up on using a camera with one hand (and the ‘wrong’ one, at that), so have been using my smartphone to take photos.
Today I decided to try my hand (pardon the pun!) at shooting video of wildlife, in my backyard gardens. Mother Nature was very cooperative, and sent an endangered monarch butterfly for me to try to film.
Well, I have to say, I’m happy with the result… It’s a very short clip, but I managed to shoot a decent video with my left hand – without too much movement while filming. This is a still shot, from the video clip.
I have the feeling that I’ll be showing this video clip to everyone I know, over the next few days! I’m proud of myself, for trying to adapt to this rare disease in yet another way. For finding ways back to sharing my passion for nature and for the great outdoors.