Everyone is shooting video with their smartphones, mobile cameras, iPad and tablets these days but often forget that audio is as important as video quality; getting better audio on any mobile device, however, can be a real challenge.
Nowadays, most mobile devices, like cellular smartphones, iPads, and tablets have an excellent video camera and recording features that allow you to record high-quality videos with a minimum of 720p HD resolution. These features allow almost anyone with a recent mobile device to record anything that he wants in glorious high definition and actually make the video look pretty close to professional with a little proper filming technique that is easy to learn. Continue reading “Get Better Audio While Shooting Video With a Smartphone or Tablet”
You can shoot great video on your mobile phone without a video crew or a studio full of equipment and still get professional quality video. Sure, a crew of video professionals and high-quality gear can help, but fear not! These aren’t necessary to shoot great videos. In fact, capturing footage on your phone is not only efficient (anywhere, anytime… ) but can also lend an authentic feel that really resonates with potential clients through your video marketing efforts. Continue reading “How to Take Great Video with Your Smartphone or Mobile Device”
Video content is undoubtedly the darling of the digital marketing world. Even though we’re firmly in the era of YouTube, Netflix, and even Twitch, people still can’t get enough video content — and the creative freedom of the format makes it possible to entertain, engage and promote to an extent that’s brutally hard to achieve through text, imagery, or even audio.
You can get results through basic promotion, of course, using video to simply showcase products, relay expert advice, or hype upcoming events. But that’s not all you can accomplish with video. In fact, it’s even better suited to storytelling — something that brings people together and communicates emotion more strongly than anything else. Continue reading “Video Storytelling: What It Means (And How To Nail It)”
What do temperamental Chef Ramsey Gordon, Formula One driver Jenson Button and former Florida Marlin Jeff Conine all have in common? They have all competed in an IRONMAN triathlon – one of the most difficult, demanding and famous one-day sporting events in the history of the world.
Before I explain the rules and parameters of this incredibly challenging competition, let me describe how the event came to be with a little help and a lot of bravado from the United States Navy… Continue reading “Information and History of the Ironman Triathlon | Cozumel 70.3 Drone Video”
A clip-on lens for your smartphone instantly transforms it into a mini-microscope that will show you the world as you’ve never seen it before. One click and you can photograph it, too. It’s a great and inexpensive hobby for adults and a wonderful way to encourage children’s curiosity and zest for learning.
The clip on lens I used on my Android S7 Edge to take the photo at the top of this post only costs $20.99 via Amazon…
Clip-on lens kits for smartphones are widely available, for a surprisingly small amount of money. A basic kit that includes a macro, fish-eye and wide-angle lens costs around ten dollars, Continue reading “How to Shoot Macro Photography on Your Smartphone”
As common as it is, lightning is one of nature’s more impressive displays. Capturing this elusive show of power can be as challenging as it can be rewarding. Getting a decent photograph of lightning is almost certain to be tricky, but there are a few ways to increase your chances of snapping a good shot. Continue reading “How to Take Photos of Lightning – Tips for Photographing Lightning”
Do you have a passion for all things art? Do you love to paint or sculpt or draw? Wouldn’t it be great to make money making art while doing what you love to do?
There is a plethora of ways you can use your passion to make money in this day and age? Some people say that today, anything can be monetized and, other than online get rich quick schemes, I’d have to agree with them. If you have a passion in video games, you can make money playing video games. If you have a passion in writing, you can make money writing. If you have a passion in arts, you can make money with art. The keys to building a successful business that you love are to base the business on your passion and continue to attract potential clients. Continue reading “How to Create a Successful Business Based on Your Artistic Passion”
Living in on the west side of Cozumel overlooking the Caribbean Sea, I rarely miss a sunset, unless of course it’s raining, cloudy over the horizon or a departing cruise ship just happens to be leaving and gets between me and the setting sun (Grrrrrr!). I love photographing sunsets because every sunset is a treat and every sunset is unique. It’s a special moment to begin to wind down, reflect on the day and settle in for the night.
You don’t have to be a professional photographer with a $1,000 camera to capture its unique qualities. There are a few ways to take beautiful sunset pictures with whatever you have handy – even a basic mobile phone’s camera. Continue reading “Photographing Sunsets – Tips for Taking Perfect Sunset Pictures Every Time”
Do you like taking pictures of animals, your own pets or of the wildlife while you travel? Personally, I love the unpredictability that taking pictures of animals and wild creatures creates; they usually do not afford me the opportunity to manipulate or pose them in any sort of way in order to get the very best, or idealized shot possible. While everything usually goes out the window in terms of controlling your environment, lighting, angle, etc., there are still a few great tips to keep in mind before you try to get your shot. Continue reading “Taking Pictures of Animals – Pet and Wildlife Photography Tips and Tricks”
One of many complications that inherently come with travel is the burden of keeping everything you bring safe, functional and undamaged. Cameras and equipment can be of particular concern, as you will want to have the ability to capture the adventure and take it home with you. In the following travel photography tips I’m going to share with you a few precautions that you can take to ensure the safety and functionality of the camera and equipment you bring along. Continue reading “Travel Photography Preparation and Basic Camera Maintenance”