Globetrotting with Uros Podlogar and the FX9
As a freelance photographer and videographer, Uros Podlogar follows his passion for story and adventure across the globe. The footage he has captured in various locations, up in the snowy elevations of Nepal, among motocross riders in Slovenia, has been featured by Sony, DJI, Toyota, and many other companies. Now, as a Sony ambassador, Uros is spending more time with the new Sony FX9, and continuing to capture life at different, sometimes extreme, angles.
How did you get your start in filmmaking and photography? What inspired you to start shooting and creating visual content?
To be totally honest I was at a time in my life where I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to do. I had a bit of extra time on my hands, and a camera which I got for my birthday. I started wandering around Slovenia, exploring my country as well as my camera. The more pictures I took, the more it started fascinating me. Nature, our amazing landscapes, mountains, sunrises, adventure sports etc. All of that helped me find my passion – creating photographs and later video content.
I fell in love with photography which then slowly grew into love for videography. And still today, whenever I take my camera, it gives me a rush. Admittedly I really love what I do.
What inspires you now?
New and different projects, extreme and remote locations, low-light moments. Situations that are difficult to capture are what inspire me and get my inspiration running wild. I love to explore, as well as challenge myself and my knowledge.
However, inspiration is like the wind. I can be influenced while walking through town or in the middle of a desert. That is why I never leave the house without my camera.
What has been your favorite filming location?
I’ve seen quite a bit of the world and each filming location has been an amazing location, so it is quite difficult to choose only one. But if I would have to mention one it would probably be Nepal and the area around Annapurna base. I visited it a year ago and it left an amazing impression on me. Flying between those breathtaking mountain peaks, avalanches sliding below us, everything glittering from the snow, a small lump in my throat because of the fog that kept coming and going. Wow – it's an amazing location and I hope to return one day.
How has your experience been using Wooden Camera products on your current projects, including the FX9 Battery Plate?
Since using the Wooden Camera products, a new world has opened up for me. They make it super easy to use the camera. I never imagined assembly could be done so fast. What I really like about the FX9 Battery Plate is that you can simply move it “around,” giving you the ability to stabilize your camera. It's amazing that it allows you to use both batteries, Sony BP and V-Lock, as well.
What is your go-to piece of gear out in the field? What do you always bring with you?
I rarely go out with only one piece of gear. So when I decide to travel light, you will find in my backpack the following – my Sony FX9 Camera with the Wooden Camera NATO Handle Plus v2 Kit, Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G, and my Sony A7R IV together with the Sony 24-70mm F2.8 GM.
What do you look for in a reliable rig for travel - or hand-held operation?
I really like hand-held movement of the camera. My shooting style is definitely more hand-held, in fact. What I look for is a good and comfortable grip, which balances my camera well and then allows me to disassemble it quickly.
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