mobile phone Tag

And listen up! And this is why I am not a vlogger - the cold light of a mobile phone lens, glittering there like a spider's eye - the bright glare of an LED light, and the relentless ear of a small microphone would tempt me to become a monster of the small screen. It has done so to others and I know I am just as susceptible. But you may be different - you may be a person with something important to say. You may be a person with sympathetic friends and an enquiring audience. You may look good and sound normal  - and it would be a blessing if you could make the connection to your audience easily and quickly. Enter the Røde USB-C Edition Vlogger Kit. The stylish box contains: a. A Video Mic Me directional microphone. b. A fuzzy little microphone shield. c. A powerful little single-cell LED Light cube. d. A metal adjustable phone holder with attachment point for the cube light. e. A sturdy little tabletop tripod. I will leave you to the exercises necessary to start up your own YouTube channel or...

I have no idea if you can do this. But the thought of pod of scuba divers with the munchies putting through an order to Dominos while off the Busselton Jetty is fascinating. Does Uber deliver beyond the surf line? How do you keep the Neapolitan Special from getting soggy? Do the prawns swim off the top of the thin 'n crispy? As it is, I suspect the AXIS Go smart phone cases are intended to let you take pictures underwater, rather than call people up. The housings look to be extremely well made, durable and versatile. The all-important sealing function is down with a proper rubber seals and O-ring grease. The opreerating buttons are ring-sealed. The latching is positive and protected against inadvertent release. There are enough standardised attachment points to construct a comprehensive rig - or to anchor the thing to you so that it cannot fall away and be lost. The housing is not cheap, and neither is your phone. If this was not enough, there are accessory lenses to extent the vision - including a fish-eye dome port. The daunting prospect...

Every week or so the WEST AUSTRALIAN newspaper runs a section called Market Place that takes a Camera Electronic ad. We vary it throughout the year and it does pretty well. The brief that's given to the writer is to pick a product that fits into a price bracket - it's never too dear - and set it out for the average punter in the paper. This is fun to do. I've completed the latest one for a Joby product, and it'll be fine, but I was a little torn in my work when I realised that we had several good candidates for the page. As it turned out the Manfrotto PIXI Smart lost out on only one point - the packaging. It's a sealed packet, and I hesitated to rip it apart for the illustration shot. The packshot through heavy plastic was done on the floor of the main sales area and showed too many reflections - that yellow hot spot is the edge of the Nikon cabinet. If it had been in the Little Studio I could have lit it...

" And he's using a new Profoto hand-held mobile C1 flash. " Actually he may be using the Profoto C1 or the C1 Plus, depending on how much flash he wants and whether he wants to add colours and accessories. The advent of the mobile phone as a viable camera option has left some people looking for a way to do the shooting in a more professional manner. The basic phone is fine for hold-it-up-and fumble-for-the-button stuff. Perfect for selfies and recording plates of food. But sadly lacking when it comes to portrait or product lighting. It's just hard to get decent lighting that is as portable as the mobile smartphone itself - hard until now.   The Profoto C1 and C1Plus are simple cylinders approximately 74 and 79mm in diameter respectively. The weight either 120 g. or 176 g. - not wrist breakers or rocks in your pocket. The simple one puts out 1600 Lumens and the C1 Plus emits 4300 Lumen. You can vary the colour temperature between 3000ºK and 65 They'll both do approx. 2000 full-dust flashes on a charge and recharge...