Explore The Beauty of Nepal [VIDEO]

As we continue improving our craft and climbing up the travel blogging ladder we are starting to be able to do some more exciting adventures.

Our trip to Nepal has to be one of them. We talked all about how we got this gig on our post featuring our favorite photos of Nepal.

The main goal of the trip was to shoot a video of our experience and I’ve been wanting to learn more of the film-making aspect of our videos since we typically just shoot time-lapses and hyper-lapses. It was time to integrate regular speed and slow motion into the video and see what we were able to do combining all the different media types together in one video.

We were traveling at a breakneck pace during the trip and often times just staying a night in each hotel and traveling all day. This meant all of the shooting had to be done on the fly. We were on a press trip with other bloggers and they all had their agenda, we had tons of hiking, and the company we were with also had the things they wanted us to experience. So it was really just a shoot, shoot, shoot and see what works out.

Overall I am pretty happy with the video and think it turned out well. A couple things I learned while editing is I need to get more variety of shots. Meaning tight shots, medium, and wide angle shots of even the same thing. I also should have gotten more people involved. I get nervous asking to photograph/film people and really need to improve on that. I aim to get more comfortable with this in the future.

I’d love to hear your feedback, maybe it was something you liked or disliked. Whatever it leaves a comment here or on Youtube, I’d love to hear it as it may help me see things a bit differently and improve in the next video.

Thanks for watching and as always if you liked this post, please considering sharing.

Check out more from Nepal:

Guide for What to do in Kathmandu

Best things to do in Pokhara

Poon Hill Trek in the Annapurna Himalayas

3 Day Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek

Our Impressions of Nepal

Photos of Nepal

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Scott Herder

Scott has been traveling with his FiancΓ© Megan since 2014. Prefers slow travel, beer, spicy food, and motorbikes. When Scott isn't thinking about travel he is either shooting hyperlapse or speaking about hyperlapse photography at international conferences.I love travelling and learning. Currently trying to learn how to take better photographs, use this website, and begin travelling the world. Life goals to have Anthony Bourdain's job and travel through India on a motorbike!

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  • First of all, I always love your videos. This reminded me of so many of the reasons I loved Nepal too. I think the shots with the locals are definitely appealing and make it a bit more emotional than just the regular shots of mountains and places. Like you said, getting used to getting people involved more is something you want to work on and I think that will draw more people into watching the vids as well. It’s a gorgeous video though. The only shot that I didn’t really get was the water falling one. I couldn’t really tell what it was or what was going on there. Other than that, awesome as usual Scott!

  • Wow, what a wonderful experience that you have owned in Nepal. I haven’t had any experienced for a Press trip and it seemed to be really an amazing experience. I love that you have done a lot of hiking and exploring the natural beauty of Nepal. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. You are truly blessed to have an innate talent in video filming. Oh by the way, your video is really awesome.

    • Thanks LaiAriel! It was a fantastic trip, glad you enjoyed the video.

  • Patricia Steffy

    Terrific video! I love how you were able to show not only the stunning landscapes, but also give us a little window in the people and even the animals of Nepal. The architecture isn’t something I’ve seen much of, and I love the feeling of walking through the experiences with you guys. Very cool!

    • Thanks Patricia, glad you enjoyed it. Definitely want to incorporate people/animals when possible. It really is a nice addition to the video! Thanks again!

  • Iuliana Marchian

    The film is great. I was in Nepal last year for two months. I was great to remind me a bit of the beauty of Nepal. I’ve recognised Swayambunath, World Peace Pagoda from Pokhara, Maccapuchare, Patan. Nice to watch a video and know the places.

    • Thank you and oh wow how fun to be there for two months! I’d love to go there for a few months and just trek and shoot and shoot and trek. Haha that is fun that you have been there and have those memories/are familiar with those spots!

  • Love the video! I think it’s quite challenging to get shots when on group press trips. I remember my first group press trip and the PR took us from place to place so quickly that it was hard to capture a lot of the moments and setting up a tripod was out of the question. I personally love videos that have people in them, but totally understand that some people don’t enjoy being filmed πŸ™‚

    • Yes it was definitely a huge challenge. I was pretty nervous and frantic during the trip hoping it all got to work together. Normally we get to scout and plan our shots accordingly. I really am trying to add people into my videos but I get nervous πŸ™

  • Natasha

    Scott, you did a fab job on this! I love seeing the videos you both do and the growth that happens as you continue to travel and learn πŸ™‚ Really amazing stuff!!

    • Hey thank you so much Natasha! I appreciate it a lot!

  • Paige Brown

    I think it turned out wonderfully. I always love seeing your videos, Scott. One of my favorite shots is the one where you look in that window or doorway and the man turns and smiles. Such a simple, but beautiful moment. Great shot film, as always. I look forward to seeing where you go next!

  • I think the video is amazing. The editing is so good and the shots fits so well to the music. It is very professional, you should be proud. This really makes me want to visit Nepal asap πŸ˜€

    • Thank you very much Vibeke! Even though we’ve been once we still wanna go again and again!

  • Cat Lin

    I love your video! You’ve captured the beauty of Nepal well- the mountains, the temples, the smiles on the friendly locals. Now, I can’t wait to visit!

    • Thanks so much Cat! I’m always a bit nervous about asking random people to be in my photos/videos. But everyone in Nepal was so friendly it was easy. Hope you get to go soon!

  • Beautiful video. I really want to go to Nepal and even more so, based on the way you captured it. Really love your work and look forward to seeing more as it comes out. Thanks again for being so awesome!

    • Hey thank so much for the kind words Duke. Definitely should visit Nepal one day when the kid has grown up. Poon hill would be a fun family bonding trek!