Smartphone video can mean the difference between missing a shot as your fidget with your smartphone, trying to figure out how to not only hold onto your toddler or child while holding a smartphone super still. But it doesn’t have to be difficult anymore if you just think outside the box, and record video rather than take a photo.
It has been three months, but in that three months, my precious baby has turned 1. I can’t believe it’s finally arrived, after we’ve waited so long for his arrival in the first place. I left a marketing career to focus full time on healing and also to capture every development and milestone I could (it’s become quite an addiction once you get the hang of it!).
On Smartphone Video
Taking smartphone video of my toddler is what it’s all about for me. I bet you didn’t know that you could do so much with video, including grabbing individual frames and preserving them as photos. As photo burst could never capture more than a few photos in succession, waiting for your hand to steady for that images that captures your child, but there could have been a little bit more.
And it is SO easy to just record, let the camera do all the work, and then go back in later to grab what you want. It might be the slightest finger movement that turns into a point, or a shot that is just before a blink.
I get some great photos like this one, where I am helping my son to roll in gymnastics class, which happened in the blink of an eye. This is so easy with smartphone video, and I just hope that this post makes you realize you have alot more to your smartphone camera than you realize.
Here is the link to the book I wrote, “Visual Marketing Secrets: How to Use Smartphone Photography to Engage Online and Attract More Customers.” You can check out the first chapter for free, and you’ll see how much applies to capturing your child with your smartphone.
I am so lucky I still maintain all the knowledge I acquired over years in Marketing, and using a resource that is always on you, whenever you need a quick photo of something to promote. Now I use that knowledge, expanding up on even more with video. I wrote a book a couple of years back on smartphone photography and video for business. Sharing your baby with your family and friends is pretty much like marketing – you want to put forth your best image to do your child justice. There is nothing worse than bad lighting, poor framing or just plain blurry shots. It all still rings true for baby and child photography and video.
That’s pretty good for a first post in three months. And maybe I’ll even get back to my Smarter Online Marketing podcast soon enough. One thing at a time.
I hope to get more up here next week on capturing your baby, and organizing it all to capture and preserve your child’s most precious memories. Please give me some feedback and let me know what you want to know more about! Thanks for reading (and watching).
P.S. – A little about me –
Things are not so easy for me holding onto a very active toddler, while figuring out how to safely capture a photo.
Now I am back at the gym three days a week working on my own body after a tough pregnancy and delivery, in addition to being a full-time mom. I’m going to post this before he wakes up from his morning nap soon. These naps are becoming less frequent, but longer as he becomes more active. He is just about to walk on his own very soon, unsupported. Now it is for just a few steps at a time, but I can feel it coming. And you can bet I will be capturing it, just like I did here, and you can, too.