My New Vlogging Camera Panasonic Lumix G9

I'm finally upgrading my vlogging camera from the Canon G7X mkII to the Panasonic Lumix G9. I did a lot of research on cameras and the Lumix G9 seemed to be the best bang for the buck in a light weight package with Panasonic's best face tracking technology to date. I was close to going with the GH5 but from what I was hearing from other people the G9 has better face tracing and is lighter. Those are the only two reasons I went for the G9.

Now time to test this camera out and see what I can do with it. I'm pleased to say that the quality of my vlogs going forward will be a lot better quality.

In this mini two part series I unbox the Lumix G9, battery grip, Lumix G 25mm f1.7, Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f4 and Rode Video Micro. Than I do a quick test with the mic and Lumix G9 against the Canon EOS R. Thanks for watching.

Coming soon i’ll do some vlogging test where I put the Canon EOS R up against the Lumix G9 to see which camera is better in which situation.


Thanks for watching. If you have any questions leave them in the video comments on YouTube and i’ll get back to you with my answers as soon as I can.

Cheers.

Microstock Photography Series

Vasko Obscura: Hey people of the internet welcome to this vlog series exploring microstock in 2019. I’m going to be exploring the world of stock photography from a fresh perspective now that I’ve been out of the game for nine years. I am making a series of videos documenting my return to stock photography while at the same time using my experience in the industry to create tutorial videos for those of you looking to get into the industry. I’ll be posing all the videos in this series on this blog post.

My goal is to create videos that you people of the internet find value in so if you have any suggestions or feedback please feel free to leave comments on the YouTube videos and i’ll respond.

I was a full time microstock shooter with iSockPhoto from 2005 till 2010-ish. It was my ticket into the photography world. I learned so much through producing stock photos. Not only was shooting stock photography a great way to learn how to shoot photos but it also allowed me to build up a strong passive income stream. Even after I stopped shooting stock photos I was still generating $4000 a month from photo sales. However nothing lasts forever and that income stream has dwindled to $200 a month. I still find it amazing that I’m generating any revenue from work I did 9 years ago. This brings me to the reason I’m getting back into microstock photography. Passive income is a great way to supplement your income and I plan on building up a profitable portfolio again. So come join me on this six month adventure back into the world of microstock and hopefully I can inspire some of you out there to get into microstock too.

If you find value in the videos i’m producing please subscribe to my YouTube channel I would really appreciate it. You can also find me on Instagram @vaskoobscura and Twitter @vaskoobscura as well.

Click here to checkout my iStock portfolio: https://www.istockphoto.com/ca/portfolio/Vasko?sort=best


Episode 1: Can You Still Make Money With Microstock in 2019

Here is my 6 month plan. Not that I put it online I have to do it. Accountability on the interwebs.


It’s not written in stone but here are some potential upcoming videos. If there is anything you’d like me to touch base on message me and let me know.
- What equipment do you need to shoot stock photos
- How do you find models to shoot for stock photos
- What is the best thing to shoot for your portfolio
- How to upload images to iStock
- Behind the scenes at a stock photography shoot
- Chats with other stock photographers
- Conceptualizing stock photo shoots
- Stock photography production workflow
- Six month plan progress + thoughts.
- Upload rejection and photo editing workflow

DJI Ronin S Unboxing + Nanuk 923 Hard Case First Impressions

Hey guys so I decided to invest in myself and some new equipment. It's time to take another step down the path to becoming a videographer. I'm going to start making some video with the DJI Ronin S and I also picked up the Nanuk hard case to keep it protected while traveling. So for any of you full-time photographers who are interested in stepping into the video world here is is my take on the DJI Ronin S. Feel free to subscribe and come with me as I learn and develop as a videographer.

VX2TV - Tamara Jem + Vaneo Swimwear

Vasko Obscura: Hey people of the internet here are some new photos from the VX2TV BeachParty trip down to the Dominican Republic. I had the pleasure of working with Miss Earth Canada Tamera Jem while I was down there. We shot this set for Venao Swimwear. If you’re looking for that hot new outfit for your next trip down south go check them out.

Instagram: Vasko Obscura | Tamera Jem | Vaneo Swimwear | VX2TV

Watch the behind the scenes vlog from this shoot down below.

First Shoot with the Canon EOS R

Studio V Photography: Hey guys welcome to the vlog. Here are the photos of Rock N’ Roll babe Molly Rennick in her Gold Bikini. We shot these in the the Dominican Republic on the VX2TV Beach Party trip. It was an awesome trip had an awesome time you can check out more video from the trip on the VX2TV YouTube channel.

These shots are from my very first photo shoot with the Canon EOS R. I had pre-ordered the camera and it arrived two days before I took off for the Dominican Republic. I brought it down with me fingers crossed and decided to test it out with Molly. I shot these with no poloraizer or ND filter. I wanted to see how the camera handled the high contrast of the sunset behind the model with no help. Also these images were shot in full rez jpg and edited in Photoshop. Overall I have to say i’m pretty happy with the results considering it was just jpg. Stay tuned more hot photo shoots from the VX2TV Beach party coming soon.

My review video of the Canon EOS R after one week of shooting with the camera.

Vlog on VX2TV featuring the Molly Rennick Gold Bikini Shoot.

Timelaps Edit Jisel Lynn

Studio V Photography: Here is a new video where I do a timelaps Photoshop edit of a photo I shot with Jisel Lynn. This artistic photo was shot with a Sony A7III with a Metabones adapter and a Canon EF 24 - 70mm f2.8 L. Stay tuned this is just a teaser. Full pictorial feature will be published in an upcoming issue of VX2 Magazine. :)

Canon EOS R

Studio V Photography: Got some new toys to play with. It's finally here. Canon's first step into the full frame mirrorless game. The EOS R. In this video I get my hands on the EOS R for the first time and you get to see my first unfiltered reactions as I unbox the camera and turn it on for the first time.

Jessi Carr

Studio V Photography Toronto glamour photographer: Photo of the beautiful Jessi Carr. I had the pleasure of meeting her and working with her this past summer working on a video project for VX2TV and VX2 Magazine. It was a lot of fun to work with her. It hard to find a model who can pull off a look with a lot of attitude and still be totally sexy. We got some great shots. Stay tuned for more.

Follow Jessi on Instagam: @jessi.carr
Follow Vasko Obscura on Instagram: @vaskoobscura

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Vlog 100!

Vasko Obscura: OMG I made it to 100 Vlogs that's pretty crazy thinking back on things now. I'm really proud of that fact that I've stuck to it for 100 vlogs. I'm not going to lie there were times when I questioned if this was the best use of my time, but I really enjoyed the process and the learning that came with making YouTube videos. I'm also really greatful to those of you who have commented and sent me emails to let me know that you have found value in the content I share. Thank you. Cheers to another 100 vlogs. In this vlog I give a quick update on the 5 big things happening in my photography world right now. I pre-ordered the Canon EOS R, I changed my name across all social media, I'm using Google more effectively for business and then I tease a little about an upcoming project called VX2TV and a trip to the Dominican Republic with a bunch of models to shoot content for VX2TV. Thanks for watching. I truly appreciate all the growing support from the YouTube community :)

New YouTube Header Image

Vasko Obscura: Inspired by the header photo I made for the new Patreon page I decided it was time to update the Studio V Photography header I had on my YouTube channel. It was getting a bit tied. After three years of just my logo on a grey background it was time for change. I really like the way this new header tells a better story about what I do and how long I’ve been doing it. Obviously I’ve been working as a glamour photographer for a long time and I feel this image does a better job at conveying that thought to the viewer. On the down side the image is a bit busy. Maybe that is a bad thing but for now i’m sticking with it. If you want to check out the YouTube channel hit the link below.

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/vaskoobscura

Studio V Photography on Patreon

Vasko Obscura: Here we go guys and gals Studio V Photography is now on Patreon. Being a creative isn’t always easy. Most of us creatives don’t have a 9-to-5 so we have to hustle all the time to create a steady income. Patreon is great because it connects us to another revenue stream provided by those of you who appreciate us the most. Our fans.

I’m totally new to Patreon but I can see the potential not only for myself but also as a platform through which I can give back to those of you who appreciate what I do the most. I’m working on some reward ideas for different pledge levels. From free printed T-Shirts and mugs to live streams of hot photos shoots to online tutorials to maybe even letting someone come see a sexy photo shoot happening in person. I’ve got a bunch of idea. I figure my fans fall into two big groups. Those who love photos of beautiful woman and those who want to learn how to shoot photos of beautiful woman. So i’ll try to be mindful of those two perspectives.

Thanks for reading and if you want to help me out though Patreon click on the link or image below.


Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/vaskoobscura
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vaskoobscura
Twitter: https://twitter.com/vaskoobscura
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/vaskoobscura

CF Cards for sale

I’m upgrading to a new camera and it doesn’t support CF cards so I’ve got to offload these guys. The Transcend cards are three years old. Never had any issues with them. I’ve used them to shoot models and weddings, they have always been reliable. The Sandisk card is pretty new. I bought it because I needed a faster card to shoot some action shots and video. I’m selling the three as a bundle for $100.

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Face Needed for Makeup Video

Vasko Obscura: Face Needed. Myself and videographer Paul Venomous are shooing a makeup tutorial video this Saturday. Looking for a pretty face for the makeup artist to put make up on. My face certainly won't do. lol. After the makeup is on i'll do a quick photo shoot with you to show off the look and i’ll be giving you edited photos from that shoot as well.

The video we’re making is going to be a part of a series of makeup videos for a YouTube channel we are working on building. So you’ll get exposure on our social media as well as get some photo and video content you can post on your social media as well.

Here is the makeup artist’s Instagram so you can see her work: @shebae31

The shoot will be in Hamilton which is a bit far but that’s where the makeup artist lives. Start time is flexible. If you’re interested in the project send me a message. via my webpage or on facebook.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vasko.obscura
Contact me page: http://www.thephoto.ca/contact/
Instagram: @vaskoobscura
My YouTube Channel: VaskoObscura

Canadian Super Hottie Elizabeth Sabrina

Studio V Photography, Toronto Glamour Photographer: Here is a little something to keep you warm as the winter months slowly get closer. Canadian Super Hottie Elisabeth Sabrina in a sexy bit of lingerie. This is from our second shoot in Toronto. Always a pleasure to shoot.

For more hotness follow my Instagram @vaskoobscura

Canon Shooter reviews Sony A7III

Vasko Obscura: Hello fellow Canon photographers, if you’ve been on the fence about switching from the Canon system to the Sony system and you’re still unsure about which direction to go in this is the review you’ve been waiting for. I’ve been a Canon shooter for 14 years and I bought a Sony A7III in May 2018 with the hopes of using my Canon glass on the Sony camera as a full time professional photographer. In this review I share my opinions and experiences as a Canon shooter using the A7III as my daily go to camera. I talk more about my personal real world experiences in part 2.

Hope you find the review helpful.

Thanks for watching if you enjoyed the content please subscribe to my YouTube channel i’m actively trying to grow the channel and every subscription is appreciated.

Almost at 3000 Subscribers on YouTube

Studio V Photography: I'm super pumped. So close to hitting 3000 subscribers on YouTube. I started this channel for fun not expecting much and now it's really starting to grow. Who wants to help me hit 3k? Click on the link to get to my YouTube channel and subscribe. :) I've been putting a lot of time into growing the channel with exciting new content. Lots of hot models and photography talk. Plus VX2TV is a project on the go which is going to be really hot when it launches. Come find me on YouTube and if you have any questions about the content in the videos leave a comments. I always set time aside every week to get back to comments. 

Update: Passed the 3000 subscriber mark. Thank you guys and gals. Really appreciate it. 

Karlie Vanessa Sal YouTube Edits

Vasko Obscura: Say hello to Karlie Vanessa Sal. She's a sexy Latina model with a strong attitude. Always so much fun to work with. Here are the photos from the YouTube video I posted. My initial creative direction when starting to work on these photos was to make them overexposed with a lot of chromatic aberration. My intention was to take the visual direction towards an over exposed disposable camera look. I've attached one image down below so you can see what I'm talking about. Initially I was happy with the overexposed/washed out look but being the type of person who is always experimenting I asked myself what the pictures would look like with a multiply layer over top. And BOOM I got this darker grittier looking image with deeper richer tones and a strange unique color tone. I loved the look so I applied the changes to all four images. If you have any questions post them on my YouTube videos in the comments and i'll get back to you. 

For more hot photos check me out on Instagram: @vaskoobscura

YouTube Videos

The above video is an Instagram story from a photo shoot I did with VX2 Magazine cover model Karli Vanessa Sal earlier this summer. This is just some behind the scenes fun with a super awesome woman. I truly enjoy working with her. As you can see I take photography seriously but I keep my photo shoots lighthearted and fun. If you ask me photo shoots should be about having fun and expressing yourself and not about having a camera stuck in your face.

Here is a timelapse photo edit of a photo I shot with Karli Vanessa Sal earlier in the summer. In this video I talk about a few aspects of the photo edit process. I also drop a teaser about my trip to the Dominican Republic with a bunch of hot glamour models. I intend to bring all my YouTube subscribers with me through a daily vlog of the trip hopefully I don't get distracted. I'm so excited to get down there and shoot a bunch of sexy content.

Jisel Lynn - Deja Vu

Studio V Photography: This is an art piece I call Deja Vu. After watching it you’ll see why. I’m just learning how to use primer and I messed around with the filters for a few hours to create this. I really love the gritty retro-ish mysterious feel to the video. I didn’t get the exact effect I wanted but i’m happy with the results. Hopefully I can keep getting better and more creative with video editing as create more. This was shot with a Sony A7III Metabobes 5th gen adapter and a Canon 24-70mm f2.8L.

If you want to see the behind the scenes vlog where I shot this check out “Sony A7III Video & Photo Test With Canon Lenses Part 2 (Vlog 96)” I made the video age restricted just to be safe. There is a lot of censoring. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_Pnf...

VX2 Magazine Dominican Republic Beach Party Trip Sold Out

Studio V Photography: The VX2 Magazine Beach Party trip to the Dominica Republic is sold out. Thanks for all the messages from everybody about the trip. All spots are currently filled. For those of you who didn't get in on this trip and would like to come with us on the next one I'm starting the rumor now that the next trip will be to Bali in early 2019. . . Message me for more info. :) 

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