Monday, September 5, 2016

Capture That!


Without overlooking the details of the picture directly underneath this statement, you can see what the magic of a camera on a phone can capture. 

Not only is it capturing the stage but also all of the many people with their cameras out recording and taking pictures as well. When you think about, the cameras on our phones and tablets, it is an obvious truth that these devices are a welcomed investment. For this reason alone, my window has never been shut too tight on the idea of getting a phone with a great camera, aside from my regular camera that I often use to capture great stills and frames.

How Handy is the Camera on Your Phone or IPad?
 All the images that I have been able to capture with my phone flood through my mind and make me consider the importance of the device I have.

Selfies


Considering exactly what these cameras can really do, my initial thought is that we are all guilty of capturing striking selfies every now and then to show off our awesomeness. I still refuse to get a selfie stick because the selfie is definitely not the biggest advantage of having a great camera on your phone or tablet. But the flippable camera is probably an added bonus that for many, might make them take home a phone.


Moments

We all come to the special moments through which we make luscious strides and we find ourselves surrounded by old and new faces or places. For me, capturing some of these moments are highly favored than just simply having the memory in my mind, although some moments are unforgettable without the keepsakes. But think about it. Who wants to go somewhere like Niagara Falls, put on the rubber suits and stand almost directly beneath the waterfall and not capture it in the moment?

Sometimes the camera phone has its drama free moments if you do the right thing with the phone, keep it charged and ready for more than for simply playing candy crush.

Capturing Videos

You go to a recital for your little niece or nephew and want to remember what they sang; you capture it with your phone. You are walking through Little Italy in Old Montreal and see one of the greatest violinists you ever heard, bowing your favorite Michael Jackson tune and you want to rewind and play it again whenever you have the opportunity. You capture it. You are in a car and are stopped and approached with violence for no reason at all. You capture it.

Creating Videos

But then there are times when you want to make your own music video as an independent artist like my friend Stuart Thomas did, for his original song and then you capture that on your ipad but with a different purpose in mind. You are now capturing content to represent a song that you have written. The good thing is, these cameras record with such clarity that when you play it back, it actually looks nice on the screen and then on youtube. This also applies to when you are taking selfie footage and you are using the flippable video camera feature to add frames to your music video. 


With all that said, a year ago today or actually, last year on Labor Day, I captured the last leg of my friend Stuart Thomas’ music video for his original song “Let's Soca It Up” and a year later, it has over 2200 views. I took the footage home, did some editing, melded the frames together, added his sound recording to the frames and we had a music video sharable on youtube and other places online where videos can be published. A year later, "Let's Soca it Up" video is so appropriate for Labor Day Weekend and I invite you all to watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZDHd5JjRnw




Some Other videos I have produced with my ipad are:

"Can’t We Try to Live" by Stuart Thomas  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIkauL1qfYg
"Crocheted" by Stephanie Jeannot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjkGWjqJDvM
"All Night Long" by Stephanie Jeannot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC8Y8A6S6Nc


36 comments:

  1. I have captured the best in-the-moment photos and videos with my camera phone. It's so convenient and I seem to always have it with me to snap a pic.

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  2. You know, I never use my phone for calling people - only as a mobile camera! So many moments would have been lost without it.

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    1. LOL! That is too funny. Yeah, I guess I can say I take more photos than actually talking on mine as well.

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  3. I love that ability to take videos and photos instantly when the right moment strike :D

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  4. I love the fact that I have my camera on me at all times. I'm able to get pictures I never would've been the past because I didn't have one with me. I'm not out to take the most beautiful picture, just every day life and I love it.

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    1. Yeah, that's why for me it is like an everyday necessity. I need to carry it.

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  5. I use the camera on my phone a lot more than my DSLR just because of the convenience. I always have my phone and it's a lot lighter, plus it does take great pictures and videos.

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    1. It is much lighter and right there. So in the moment and ready to use anytime.

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  6. I don't know why (because I don't know what I'm doing) but I can't seem to capture a good photo or video on my mobile phone. I had it a year before I even opened it up to use the thing lol. It was a change and I don't like changes so I had to talk myself into using it. Everyone would ask if I had a cell phone and I'd tell them no lol. I'd love to find a post that explains how to use my mobile phone and especially the camera. It would be great to not have to lug around my heavy DSLR cam.

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    1. Really! Some of the best photos I have ever taken were with my camera phone.

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  7. It's amazing how crisp and clear camera pics are these days! I Love that my phone is always around and I don't have to worry about lugging another device with me every day.

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    1. I know right. These phones have been design so efficiently to make it the best cameras you can buy.

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  8. I take a lot of quality pictures on my iPhone. I also create a lot of videos with my phone. I also have a regular camera, I can't ever get rid of it.

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    1. Yeah me too. I do have a regualar camera that takes great photos also. I love the zoom on it. For me I think the zoom is the best quality.

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  9. I always have my camera out because youre right - moments are precious. I love looking back on all the great moments.

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  10. That is great to have captured so much. I love having a smartphone to be able to capture moments, honestly. I love memories, which come in video and photos for me.

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    1. Yes. That is so true. The keepsakes of the photos and videos make the best memories.

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  11. I am also using my phone cam most of the time since it's handy and it has all the things you need already.

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    1. It is so handy because if you are like me, it is most likely always in your hand and nearby it.

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  12. How did we function before cell/smart phones. I have tons of videos and pictures I would have never been able to capture if I did not have my phone.

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  13. That's fantastic it has received so many views. I love that you were able to go back in and add some updates too.

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  14. I rarely bring out my actual camera having an iPhone. Cameras can be so big and clunky. This is great. I love looking back at memories! I always snap so many pics. - Jeanine

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  15. The camera on a phone is usually the first thing I look at aside from the memorty when I'm thinking about getting a new one. I'm amazed at what can be done on phones these days.

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  16. The phone camera is alas a priority for me! I have a digital camera but my phone camera is so much more convenient and now days the pictures they take are amazing!

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    1. Mine too. Less to carry. The phone is right there!

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  17. Some of my best photos have been and will be taken by my iPhone. The best camera is the one with you. #theend

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  18. My phone is always with me and so it is the most practical way for me to capture that moment. I always find myself using it.

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