It’s probably obvious to a professional or serious hobbyist photographer, but I shoot all of my photos and videos with my smart phone. Occasionally I’ll use my tablet; my Surface 2 takes very good pictures but it’s unwieldy. I haven’t had a reason to spend $500 on a good dedicated camera. I figure a good smart phone produces about the same results as a $150-200 camera, so I’d rather keep upgrading my phone every two years and keep getting better tech. So if and when I do buy a dedicated camera I want to invest in something that will give good results.
Most phones have a pretty good camera (mine is 8mp) and decent video. I’m up for an upgrade soon and a Samsung Galaxy S5 with its 16mp/1080p camera is bound to improve the quality of my pictures for this blog, my Etsy Store, and my Youtube Videos.
I recently picked up an unused tripod, and decided to make a base so that I could attach my phone. It worked great. I’ve already shot a project video with this system and it was much better than my old system of a barstool, piece of plywood and some spring clamps.
Here is the Video: