My official title at my day job is “videojournalist”, which essentially means a reporter and cameraman in one. I’ve been working full time as a television news VJ for two years now (prior to that I was “just” a reporter), and capturing visuals on my own has really helped enhance the way I tell stories. Naturally, I’m a big fan of videography, having worked in TV for nearly a decade, but I never had the opportunity to do a lot of shooting myself until I moved into this position. It’s a fun challenge every day, and I honestly love being able to capture visuals that are sometimes broadcast to thousands of people across the country. (For you gearheads out there, I use a work-issued Sony EX3)
Although I’m a quasi-”professional” in video, I’ve always loved still photography and I aspire to one day build a solid portfolio. I’m fortunate to have some friends who make a living shooting stills, and they’re the greatest teachers. But until I have enough saved up for a pro-calibre DSLR, I have my iPhone. I upgraded to the 4S late last year specifically for the 8MP camera in it. It’s simple and takes great pictures, with easy aperture controls and built-in editing software. I also recently received an Olloclip for my birthday, and that’s made everything much more fun. It’s a simple lens attachment for the iPhone that lets you shoot wide, fisheye, and macro. I highly recommend it. Here are some of my recent shots:
I’m also a huge fan of Instagram, so if you wanna check out some of these shots with their fun filters, just follow me there (waub). What are some of your favourite ways to shoot on your phone? Any tips/advice?