So long YouTube

Well,  that was fast, considering that my last post was on my New YouTube channel.   Just a couple of months in and I’ve decided to ax it.

One of the things I always wanted to do was do instructional videos from inside the park,  something different, something that I’ve been asked many times to do.  Also since I’ve seen so many people who just turn on the camera and talk in their bedroom, I’m sorry but I don’t find the fun in that.  Don’t get me wrong I have nothing against it but it isn’t my cup of tea.  As a photographer that goes a lot to Disney, I want videos to show me secrets, settings, examples.

From the couple of videos I did, one which was particularly fun was the ND filters.  I shot over two days in DHS and even included example pictures.  Music, intro,  the whole mambo, what a fun time.  Well shortly after uploaded it got tagged as ‘video not suitable for advertisers’.  I had to laugh.  And while I’m not trying to make a living off of YouTube and already have a steady job.  I’m not going to waste time on something free.   And wait, so someone unboxing a pin or talking about their Disney haul wasn’t?  So I hit the review button and wait.  A week later it’s approved.

So I follow up with a couple of more videos, this time getting into the editing, the meat of the process, what I get asked 1000 times over and over.  How do you edit this, how do you edit that?

Again flagged.

Another measly attempt, This time a video of photo stacking, the secret photographers don’t want to share… the same thing.

Are you kidding me?   One last try, this time a video showing how I edited the Hogwarts castle.   Same.   Ok, guys, I give up, you win.  YouTube isn’t for me I guess.  I’ll stick to my Instagram account.  Thankfully I don’t live off of this anyway, and I do admit I came late to the game.  But one thing I don’t regret was that at least I tried.


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