For stills photographers wanting to incorporate video into their projects, Dafna has some simple advice: "Using crisp, sharp, quality lenses like those in Canon's L-series line, and a video camera with video autofocus and C-Log like the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, will surely make your videos look stunning!
"Other than that, the main advice for a stills photographer who has not yet started to play with video is to just start, and start simple. Take time to learn and experiment, progress at your own pace and don't be worried at this stage about all the extra gear you may need. Remember that if you have experience in stills photography you already have knowledge of lighting, framing, and other important techniques.
"Once you've experimented, possibly choose a first project and learn what kind of video you'd like to make. I would of course encourage you to invest in high-quality audio gear, pro tripods with fluid heads, and gear for camera movement and stabilisation."
On reflection, Dafna says: "I feel that every project idea I engage with evokes its share of doubts and fears. But as I continue working despite them, I not only witness and celebrate my ideas as they turn into tangible artworks, I also enjoy special experiences and gain insights into other people's lives and feelings – ones I will never forget."
Dafna explains that she got involved in the exhibition circuit "mostly by investing in visiting museums, galleries and photography festivals around the world, scheduling meetings with curators, not forgetting to stay in contact with them and to meet them again."
She plans to continue experimenting with video, and has recently shot another project with moving portraits using the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
. Entitled You're Gorgeous, You're Mad, the project explores self-image and reflection. "I am sure that video will take a prominent part in my future projects," she says.