I Took Matti Haapoja’s Challenge

          Mane, I love YouTube! I really love YouTube! I literally learned everything about blogging, photography, and videography from YouTube. I know, it’s an insanely resource of knowledge. One of my favorite Youtubers, Matti Haapoja, issued a Solo B Roll challenge. The rules were pretty simple. Shoot a 1 min video featuring yourself without any help from anyone else. Seems simple right? Wrong! 

          This was the hardest thing to pull off. Do you know how crazy you look filming yourself? Lol. It didn’t go exactly as I planned but I made the most of the footage I did get. I also had to represent for the home town. I might not win but if Matti likes or comments, I see that as a win!  

Here’s the video! 

           Also, my friends seem to think this could be a sneaker or Footlocker ad. Yo Nike holler at me! 

Life is for Living, 

Michael B.  

Trapping out the Bandos Vlog #1

           So I have a love for exploring and photography. I have recently gotten into making videos, specifically vlogging. I’ve tried before but I wasn’t very confident with my filmmaking and story telling. Now, I think I’m ready! Here’s goes nothing! 

          My latest vlog hanging with the amazingly talented Mia (@memorieswithmia) in an undisclosed abondined building! Check out the video and also Mia’s page! 


Shot it on my Sony a7iii with Samyang 35mm f1.4 AF

Life is for Living, 

Michael B

Hanging in Saddle Creek

            So I’m really trying to do more vlogging. It’s actually a bit easier for me because I’m such a tech nerd and love playing around with my camera. The being in front of the camera part is a bit weird but I’m getting used to that now. 

         I recently met up with some of Memphis’ super crazy dope bloggers for Pour and Explore at the Shops of Saddle Creek benefitting Street Dog Foundation. You drink wine, shop and mingle. What’s not to like about those things? Here’s the video!  

Life is for Living,

Michael B.