Making a POV video has been on my must-try list for a very long time. With a point-of-view (POV) video, you use a second camera, which is usually strapped to your chest and records the entire process.

So just before Christmas, I made my way through Marburg's city center to make my first attempt with my Fujifilm X-T5 and the XF 18mm f/1.4 lens as well as the DJI Action 4.

I walked up Frankfurter Straße and Gutenbergstraße to the upper town, past the parish church and back via Ritterstraße, Marktplatz and Barfüßerstraße. I walked for around 30 minutes in total. Afterwards, I selected a few snapshots and edited them a little.

And if you then incorporate the selected photos into the video, tighten everything up a little and add music, the result is - in my opinion - interesting, cool and immersive:

The snapshots used in the video can be found in the gallery, accessible via this link.


I really like dealing with the photos that have accumulated over the day afterwards. Sorting out, deleting, editing, organizing - there's something meditative about it. What's more, the photos that make it into the archive are like a visual diary for me.

And this process is actually topped when working on a POV video - which I would never have thought. So, keep at it, even if it takes some time.