My first major purchase of equipment improvements the "Audio Technica AT2020 USB+" condenser microphone, this should improve my sound quality on my video's and the newly launching podcast with some other amazing content creators that have got involved.
Once its arrived, I may do a little written review, for other content creators that may be interested in what this equipment is like & if it is worth the investment.
This microphone retails between £120-£300 depending on the retailer, I paid around £150, including shipping from Germany as I purchased mine from Thomann this store was recommended by a friend of mine, within the music industry.
My next planned investment is the "TAMRON SP 90MM F/2.8 DI MACRO 1:1 VC USD (F004) LENS" I plan to couple this with my Nikon D3400 which is capable of recording 1080p 60FPS, video recording, this should be a vast improvement in quality from using my Samsung Galaxy S10+ purely due to the Nikons sensor size.
My hope is to be able to bring you some highly detailed macro videography and photography.
Purchased new this camera lens is between £379 - £800, I looked into renting this equipment, over time, it costs more than the use I would get out of owning it, However as you can imagine it will take me a while to save this amount. I cant wait until I achieve this next goal. My dream is to bring you high quality video content through the journey of my channel, evolving, improving & not giving up.
2021 will be an exciting year for the YouTube channel.
The Colonial Ant Cast here on Spotify or Anchor FM
Join, Myself (JB) The Colonialist Co-host (Kim) Ants Hood.
Resident guests (Alexander) Ants Holleufer & (Jake) My Living Worlds Ants.
Four awesome guys, passionate about Ants & the hobby of keeping ants, in this podcast,
chat show, we will cover various topics across the hobby, ant keeping taboo's, products, everything about the family of formicidae, talking about the amazing 12500+ species of Ants and the possibility of the discoveries to be made, with an estimated total of 22000 species on the planet.
We are pushing the content availability and boundaries of the hobby we all love, we think everyone should keep a pet ant colony, the public perception towards ants as a whole is often quite negative, in this show we aim to change your mind and spark your curiosity about these tiny, complex, creatures that live in the world below our feet.
We would love you to get involved, we are looking for special guests, professionals, professors, retailers, myrmecologists, students, ant keepers, youtubers, podcasters, if this is a topic that interests you and you would like to join us for an episode? get in contact with me Here.
Our first Episode is scheduled to be available by the 24th January 2020.
Ants & The Colonialist