Normally, fashion photographer Paul John Bayfield can be seen on the side of a catwalk with any number of Nikon cameras and lenses by his side.
But, for DigitalRev TV’s latest episode of Pro Photographer, Cheap Camera, Bayfield was left with nothing more than a $40 Vivitar action cam to take photographs.
The camera being used is a Vivitar DVR 781HD, a small 5.1 megapixel camera designed to be a very generic version of a GoPro action cam.
Despite the lack of manual controls and a challenging environment, Bayfield owns up to the challenge and spends a day during London’s fashion week attempting to capture the best photos possible with a laughing stock of a camera.
Surprisingly, Bayfield was able to walk away with a handful of shots that could at least pass for a strange, fine art assignment. Helping him most was his warm and friendly personality, which helped him find subjects anywhere and everywhere him and Kai were.
Below are a few shots captured by Bayfield with the Vivitar DVR 781HD:
As humorous as the video may be, there are a handful of sincere tips that can help anyone wanting to learn a thing or two about photography.