For a guy that used a GoPro for many of his first vlogging content, my own videos have come on leaps and bounds. A couple of years ago I wouldn't have deemed YouTube to be an important channel for me, but 68 videos and two years later, I'm proud to say video sits front and centre of my approach to vlogging, and I can happily call myself a UK travel vlogger.
TRAVEL VLOGGING GEAR
I still have my GoPro Hero 3+ (which is great for underwater work, or outdoor sports), but I found a better quality camera results in much better quality videos. I currently use the Panasonic Lumix GX80 for travel vlogging.
I also have my pride and joy - a DJI Phantom 3 Standard drone. This has taken my travel vlogging to another level in 2016, and I hope to create a lot more awesome content with it in 2017.
UK GUY TRAVEL VLOGGERS
At travel events I am often asked 'Where are all the UK male travel vloggers?'. In a sector that seems to be dominated by female writers and vloggers, it's almost as if male travel vloggers are difficult to find and don't exist.
Well, aside from the two big names of Louis Cole and Mr Ben Brown, I have good news - there are a few of us out there, and we're all keen to work with brands, either individually, or collectively :)
- Simon Heyes (me!)
- Macca Sherifi - A Brit & A Broad
- Paul Dow - Travmonkey
- Dave Brett - Travel Dave
- Paul Farrugia - Globalhelpswap
- Kash Bhattacharya - Budget Traveller
If you would like to work with me, please get in touch using the contact form below, or drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a peek at the video below to get a feel for my vlogging style.