Once again I shall be streaming live from RSPB Rainham Marshes on Tuesday, 17th April, as we (at last!) begin to experience some truly Spring weather. At the moment both a Great White Egret and a Black Necked Grebe are present on the reserve and I hope we may be able to view them in the broadcast. As usual I shall be joined by birding guru Howard Vaughan who will have the latest news from Rainham.

The link will be: https://www.youtube.com/user/psamuels31/live

iphone Experiments

I have never been a fan of films made on mobile phones but it is said that the best camera is the one you have with you. When I found myself in that situation I decided to reconsider. There are obvious limitations but it does re-emphasise the fact that content is the most important feature of any film rather than the technology. Having both together is undoubtedly best. I decided to give it a try when looking for fungi and deer in Epping Forest in Autumn and was struck by the wonderful spectrum of colours as well as spotting a small group of fallow deer.

I also tried at a fireworks display which seemed to work slightly better.

Filmed on an iphone5 and edited in DaVinci Resolve 14.