I never intended to bolt a load of crap to my camera for video blogging. I didn't see the point. For me the phone meant simple, lightweight, always ready image grabbing. Back in the day the add-ons weighed a ton and bulked your phone up so much you may as well have taken an SLR out. Also the best clips I grabbed were impromptu captures. Snatches of passing moments. A reach for the pocket, … [Read more...] about Who needs a video rig for the iPhone?
Landscape Vs Portrait Video
For many discerning content creators the vertical vs landscape video conversation is still raging. Some are happy to digest content as it’s delivered. Others are vocal in their frustrations. When faced with the trend to shoot video in an upright format, some foreheads are slapped. Angry mumblings mumbled. I hesitate to use any video capture app that does not favour landscape over … [Read more...] about Landscape Vs Portrait Video
How Photographers Can Cut Through The Noise.
Last month the Redeye Network asked me to talk at their Lightbox Project. The photographers present wanted to explore new ways to get their work seen. It got me thinking about their desired outcome. I assumed they either want their work to be seen as a form of self promotion, or there are messages in their work that they want to promote. Any photographer looking to make a career out of their … [Read more...] about How Photographers Can Cut Through The Noise.
Working with The Open University
In 2008 I visited the Open University campus for the first time. They invited me to Milton Keynes to "Do cool stuff". This was the communication departments way of asking me to experiment with social media. Back then you could call it social media and it sounded fresh and new. As long as a few of the right boxes were ticked, I had free rein to experiment, play and have fun. From popping … [Read more...] about Working with The Open University
Elevation Challenge 2015
I’ll be honest. I get jealous writing about other peoples adventures. Especially ones like this. But I’ve really enjoyed playing my small part in the planning stages of the Elevation Challenge 2015. Ben Treasure and Erin Duffy plan to travel from the lowest to the highest point in Europe using human power alone. They aim to cycle 5000km across western Europe, Turkey, Georgia and into … [Read more...] about Elevation Challenge 2015