There's been eight newsletters since my last blog post. If you subscribe to my newsletter you will have recently read me wondering how I might manage without my iPhone and Apple Watch for a week. The more my mobile devices can do, the more they seem to want me to do. I was considering a dumb phone to try and experience 7 days with fewer distractions. Yes it's a drastic step when all I … [Read more...] about Rebalancing my relationship with technology
The world is crazy for ‘AR’ right now. 'Augmented Reality'. The real time integration of digital information with a user's environment. Some say we're on the edge of mass adoption. The focus is on the visual. Yet audio is a key component of both augmented and virtual reality. As interested as I am by today's limited offerings, little has impressed me as much as when my own reality was … [Read more...] about Augmenting Reality since the year 2000
I’ve had this camera for less than a week. Sent to me on loan from Ricoh, I’m madly trying to get my head around it before I have to send it back. This blog post consists of a short review, my first impressions and of course my unadulterated opinion. There are so many possibilities. Although simple to operate, I’m still climbing a steep learning curve. Especially when it comes to workflow. … [Read more...] about Ricoh Theta S Review
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?
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