How to SHOOT THE MILKY WAY - COMPLETE BEGINNER'S GUIDE

Get your first good shot of the Milky Way! This week’s video is a complete beginner's guide on how to shoot the Milky Way, covering gear, planning, shooting, and editing in Adobe Lightroom.

CONTENTS:

  • 0:22 GEAR

  • 3:09 PLANNING

  • 7:36 SHOOTING

  • 13:51 POST-PROCESSING

Shooting the Milky Way with a mobile phone: https://youtu.be/wToXZHpUwUc

LINKS TO GEAR AND APPS (Lazada links for PH viewers are affiliate links, the rest are normal links)

LENSES (2019)

CAMERA (2019, selection only)

TRIPODS

APPS AND WEBSITES

Gear used for tutorial:

  • Sony A6300

  • Sony Zeiss FE 55 f/1.8

  • MeFoto Roadtrip Tripod

  • Saramonic UwMic9

Music licensed via Epidemic Sound

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ABOVE - Zambales Time-lapse Film

Watching the sun, sky, and stars move over the Earth, shot over three trips to Zambales while exploring with photographer Angelo Mendoza.

Watch the behind-the-scenes vlogs here:

Part 1 - https://youtu.be/_dEmEhCb05s

Part 2 - https://youtu.be/XVz5ax20iRw

And follow Angelo to see his amazing shots from these trips: https://www.instagram.com/angelomendo

Shot and edited by Aaron Palabyab

GEAR

  • Sony A7RII

  • Sony 24-240 f/3.5-6.3

  • Samyang 24mm f/1.4 (EF mount)

  • Sony Zeiss 55mm f1.8

  • Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini

  • MeFoto RoadTrip Tripod

  • Varavon A7 Battery Pack

EDITED IN

  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic

  • LRTimelapse 4

  • FCP X

MUSIC

“A Place of Refuge” by Dustin Lau

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Watch more of my time-lapse work: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAoL430ePuoOJsxbeUMBbAt6zQTQJdxgw

Beach Volleyball Republic Dumaguete Open 2019

Mini-movie featuring highlights from the 2019 BVR On Tour Dumaguete Open!

Watch the previous BVR On Tour highlights from Puerto Galera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fhXI...

Beach Volleyball Republic (BVR) was founded in 2015 by volleyball players Bea Tan, Charo Soriano, Dzi Gervacio, Gretchen Ho, and Fille Cainglet-Cayetano. Their goal is to make the Philippines Asia's Hub for Beach Volleyball offering high-level competition and breathtaking beach destinations.

Follow them here:

Shot, edited, and narrated by Aaron Palabyab

Made possible by Beach Volleyball Republic with the LGU of Dumaguete Cit

Special thanks to Bea Tan, Alexa Arabejo, and CJ Salvador

Announcer: Alexine Sy

Photographer (thumbnail images): Kevin Prudon

Thanks to Sorrento Sunwear for my HD polarized Waves sunnies https://sorrentosunwear.com/

MUSIC

“Rachel” by Particle House

“Priddy” by Fashion “Wait Till the Summer” by Origo

Licensed via Epidemic Sound

“Oh My My” by Summer Kennedy

“Real Good Feeling” by Oh The Larceny

100% Clearance through Musicbed

Thumbnail photo by Cherry Yao https://www.instagram.com/cherisseyao/

GEAR

  • Sony A7RII

  • Sony A6300

  • Sony 24-240 f/3.5-6.3

  • Sony 16-50 f/3.5-5.6

  • Sony 18-105 f/4

  • Zhiyun Crane V2

  • Boya BY-MM1 Mini Shotgun Mic

  • RODE VideoMic

  • Feelworld F6 Field Monitor

  • MeFoto Roadtrip Tripod

  • iPhone X

Edited in FCP X

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Eco-friendly Hotels For Weekend Getaways from Manila!

Checking out Villas by Eco Hotel, Cabins by Eco Hotel, and Containers by Eco Hotel! These properties are each just a few hours drive from Manila and are interesting options for weekend getaways from the Metro.

FOR MORE INFORMATION & BOOKINGS: https://ecohotels.com.ph/ (not affiliated)

Jump ahead:

0:05 Villas by Eco Hotel, Batangas

2:03 Cabins by Eco Hotel, Tagaytay

3:09 Containers by Eco Hotel, Tagaytay

4:17 Roofdeck Camping and Grilling at Containers by Eco Hotel

I was invited by Eco Hotel Philippines for their Bloggers Day event where they took a group of us around their Batangas and Tagaytay properties. They run a chain of "green service hotels" that apply "green principles to its structure and practices in order to minimize its impact on the environment." Their websites states that "As one of the top eco-friendly hotels in the Philippines, we set a benchmark for our establishments through a series of concrete environmental initiatives. Our practices go beyond ensuring the lights are off when not in use. We apply waste reduction practices wherever and whenever possible. We also have a recycling program integrated throughout the hotels. We reduce carbon emissions and energy use with low-energy generators and highly efficient cooling systems."

With sustainable practices a critical shortcoming in most of the local tourism industry in the Philippines, I decided it would be good to see if and how they lived up to their word while also delivering a compelling experience for guests.

Eco Hotel Philippines May 2019 Bloggers Day Event. Photo: Eco Hotel Philippines

#iAManEcoWarrior | #EcoFriendly | #WeLoveNature | #TravelResponsibly | #ILoveEcoHotels

Gear:

  • Sony A6300

  • Sony 18-105 f/4 G

  • DJI Mavic 2 Zoom

  • Rode Videomic

Music licensed via Epidemic Sound

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Trying out My Dream Travel Cameras! At the #VlogWithSony PH Launch

Checking out my dream travel cameras at the #VlogWithSony event and the official Philippine launch of the Sony RX 0 II! And even got to see the #1 lightweight lens on my wishlist!

Ever since Sony announced the RX 0 II, it's been constantly at the top of my wishlist. At time of posting (mid-2019), there's nothing on the market that matches its unprecedented combination of a larger 1" sensor, flip out screen, action-camera like 4-way "proofing" (waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, and crushproof), internal 4K, mic input jack, and advanced features like a built-in intervalometer, all in an extremely small and light body that's truly pocketable. I need to really get hands-on with it to give a balanced, detailed review, and to see if the reportedly short battery life (just over 30mins) is really a problem.

Aside from that, I was also able to check out another camera high on my wishlist, the Sony A6400. Its headline features are its flip out screen and advanced Real-Time Tracking autofocus, which are geared squarely towards vloggers, but it also has improved overheating performance and eliminates the 30min recording limit that previous iterations had.

Finally, I was also very happy to have finally gotten my hands on the Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM, which is at the very top of my lens wishlist. This shockingly small and light lens (compared to other 24mm f/1.4s on the market) may be the best wide (not ultrawide) astro landscape lens currently available--at a price to match.

All in all, it was very interesting to see how Sony's new push into the the vlogging and content creator market, with lightweight cameras that offer features and accessories (like the Sony grip that offers electronic zoom and shutter control) specifically thought out to aid selfie-style shooting. As a filmmaker who's recently gotten into vlogging, I think the combination of their heritage of advanced pro and prosumer camera features along with features designed to appeal to vloggers is nearly perfect for me, at the very least, as an owner of two Sony Alpha cameras already.

Gear used:

  • Sony A7RII (crop mode)

  • Sony 18-105 f4

  • Rode Videomic

Music licensed via Epidemic Sound

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₱2,300 ($44) Canvas Camera Bag from Lazada! Is it a good buy?

A vintage-style canvas camera shoulder bag for only ₱2,300 ($44)?! Is it any good?

Giving my impressions on the "Canvas Cow Leather DSLR Vintage Camera Shoulder Messenger Bag with Waterproof Shockproof Insert" from Lazada!

Lazada link [affiliate]: https://c.lazada.com.ph/t/c.bZKM

Music licensed via Epidemic Sound

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Discovering Amazing Puerto Galera with Beach Volleyball Republic!

Discover the sights and enjoy the highlights of Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour in Puerto Galera!

In a previous vlog, I happened to meet Bea Tan, one of the co-founders of BVR, current Perlas Spiker, and former Ateneo Lady Eagle from the 2014 UAAP champion team. Four days later, I was along for the ride for the Dreamwave Open in Puerto Galera for an amazing weekend of sports and tourism!

Founded in 2015 by volleyball players Bea Tan, Charo Soriano, Dzi Gervacio, Gretchen Ho, and Fille Cainglet-Cayetano, BVR’s goal is to make the Philippines Asia's Hub for Beach Volleyball offering high-level competition and breathtaking beach destinations.

Follow them here:

Shot, edited, and narrated by Aaron Palabyab

Special thanks to Bea Tan, CJ Salvador, and Alexa Arabejo

Underwater footage by Bea Tan, CJ Salvador, and Alexine Sy

Made possible by Beach Volleyball Republic and the LGU of Puerto Galera

Thanks to Sorrento Sunwear for my HD polarized Waves sunnies https://sorrentosunwear.com/

MUSIC

  • “Fresh” by Cass XQ

  • “Future Hit” by Louis II

  • “Wild Calling” by Virgil Arles

  • “I Got Moves” by Monako Davis

  • “Think Fast” by SharkPuppy

  • “Super Bloom” by Airplanes

  • 100% Clearance through Musicbed

  • Licensed via Epidemic Sound:

  • “Inspirited” by Clarence Reed

  • “Roads of Italy” by Trabant 33

  • “Into the Silence” by In Dawn

Thumbnail photo by Cherry Yao https://www.instagram.com/cherisseyao/

GEAR

  • Sony A7RII

  • Sony A6300

  • Sony 24-240 f/3.5-6.3

  • Sony 16-50 f/3.5-5.6

  • Sony 18-105 f/4

  • Zhiyun Crane V2

  • Boya BY-MM1 Mini Shotgun Mic

  • RODE VideoMic

  • Feelworld F6 Field Monitor

  • MeFoto Roadtrip Tripod

  • iPhone X

  • Yi 1080p Action Camera

Edited in FCP X

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MASUNGI GEORESERVE Discovery Trail - All You Need to Know

All you need to know about Masungi Georeserve and its Discovery Trail! This unique hiking trail close to Manila is equal parts beautiful engineering, fun rope course, and nature conservation success story.

If you're looking for one of the best travel experiences you can have close to Manila, Masungi and its trails should be at the top of your list. Slots are in demand and tightly regulated, so be sure to book in advance at their site here [not sponsored/affiliated]: https://www.masungigeoreserve.com/

Primary source material: “A walk to remember,” Mabuhay Magazine March 2019, by Alya B. Honasan

Video written, shot, and edited by Aaron Palabyab

Special thanks to Colene Tan, who invited me on this trip and appears several times in the video. Follow her on Instagram:

Closed captions in English are available! Turn them on in the settings to understand the Tagalog and Spanish parts.

Gear:

  • Sony A6300 with kit lens

  • Boya BY-MM1 Mini-Shotgun mic

Music licensed via Epidemic Sound

Business Contact / Licensing: aaron [at] aaronpalabyab.com

ROYAL AIR INAUGURAL FLIGHT Clark to Puerto Princesa + Top Things to do in Puerto!

Onboard Royal Air’s inaugural flight from Clark to Puerto Princesa Airport in Palawan! I also list my favorite destinations in Puerto Princesa, including its two world-famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Royal Air was formerly a charter airline that’s now looking to compete with the big local legacy and budget carriers. They call themselves a “hybrid boutique airline,” offering full-service style amenities and service at a budget airline price, and they have the best legroom I have experienced in any local economy class flight. (Please note that this flight was paid for by Royal Air but these are my honest thoughts and impressions.)

Find out more at: https://flyroyalair.com/

Royal Air Inaugural Flight Clark to Caticlan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E9LTIlfBfA

Shot and edited by Aaron Palabyab

Gear:

  • Sony A6300 + kit lens

  • Zhiyun Crane V2

  • Boya BY-MM1 mini-shotgun microphone

Software:

  • FCP X

  • Adobe After Effects

  • Google Earth Studio

Additional footage c/o OnMedia / UNESCO Philippines / DICT (formerly CICT)

Underwater footage by Tony Exall http://www.philippinediveholidays.com/

Music licensed via Epidemic Sound

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