Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

Today I went to Hampden Park Football ground to photograph a demonstration by Glasgow Rangers fans against Scottish football’s ruling body the SFA. The SFA have decided rightly or wrongly to impose a hefty fine on Rangers FC and a years ban from buying any new players. Rangers are going through a very rough time and are in administration so the fine and ban from the SFA went down like the coastguard firing a torpedo into the Titanic after she hit the ice berg !

My friend Neil from Scottish TV with one of the older DVC-PRO camcorders.

It’s always fun to turn the camera on the press themselves…they don’t like it.

This young lady was using a Sony HVR-V1E another camcorder thats seen better days though she was using one of the new Sachtler ACE tripods.

Sky had their usual Panasonic P2 camcorder.

This was my favourite picture a lovely lurcher with a “Rangers Fans Fighting Fund” scarf.

This will probably be the lead photograph in all the Scottish newspapers. The Canon 600D coped very well and with three lenses from my C300 bag, the 11-16 F2.8 Tokina, 17-55 f2.8 IS Canon lens and the 70-200 f4 IS Canon L glass.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

One thought on “Photographing a demonstration with a Canon 600D

  1. Hi Phillip, Interesting piece and I like the SDof on the female videographer shot. My Son is buying a 600D – wondered what your views were on this camera ? Cheers, Paul.

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