5 tips for the Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro camera from veteran wildlife photographer

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2
(Image credit: David Plummer)

Australian digital cinema company Blackmagic Design has been making waves in the filmmaking industry in recent years, thanks to its steady release of professional cameras capable of producing epic, high-quality video.

We've already spoken to Tobias Nash about his use of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro but now we hear from Katie Mayhew, who has recently been using the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 for a number of different wildlife-based projects. Here are her tips for existing or aspiring videographers.

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2
Katie Mayhew

Katie Mayhew is a veteran wildlife photographer and videographer. Starting her career with Silverback Productions, she has produced content for Netflix, the BBC, Disney Nature, Channel 4, and Apple TV. Her projects have ranged from uninhabited islands off the coast of Mexico to filming forest fires in California – as well as closer to home, shooting a variety of wildlife and macro productions.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.

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