Trying to make a Youtube video!

As I have had a few days of lately I decided to have a play around and try to create a YouTube video while I was at Trimley Reservoir on Tuesday.

I have never made a video before but recently I have wanted to try and edit a video as it is something I have never tried to do so had no idea if it was something I would even be able to do. I watch a lot of YouTube videos and really enjoy watching videos where they go to places I have never been before. So I thought I would take some footage to show people what the reservoir was like as on a nice sunny day it it such a peaceful place to go.

I actually really enjoyed the process of making the video and would like to try to make some more in the future. I obviously have a lot of improve on as it was my first attempt but overall I am quite happy with how it turned out.

Here is the video I made from the clips that I managed to get:-




I downloaded Lightroom CC as I wanted to go through some of my old pictures and edit them and basically sort out all of my pictures on my computer because my folders are very messy and they all need rearranging. I downloaded the 7 day trial of Lightroom as it is quite expensive so I wanted to test it out first. I have tried to get the most out of my trial and have pretty much used it every day and I can honestly say I love it and don’t want my trial to end. It is so easy to use and I think the monthly fee is about £8 or £9 a month and at the moment I don’t want to commit to any unnecessary outgoings each month while I am trying to save.
I do have the free app on my phone but it is just not the same as having it on the computer because I do quite like to sit down for a couple of hours at a time editing my pictures. At the moment it is not something I am going to purchase but maybe I will in the future because it is the best editing programme I have used so far.
However I have found a couple of free alternatives, these are: – RawTherapee, Lightzone, Irfanview and Chasys Draw IES. I have never heard of any of these alternatives but I think I might give them all ago. If they are anything like lightroom then I know I am going to enjoy using them.
My 7 day trial of Lightroom runs out tonight so tomorrow I think I will start to download RawTherapee. If at the end Lightroom is still my favourite then I may have to reconsider whether or not I pay for it.
If anybody knows any other alternatives I would be happy to hear about them