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Spain day 4, MWC 2017 – a LONG wait, hopefully worth it… 360vlog

I love what I do for a living. It’s an incredible job to have. Doesn’t mean some times we don’t run into irritating situations…

I wrote a book! If you want to take your smartphone photography and video skills up a notch, you’ll want to read my book! ‘Take Better Photos: Smartphone Photography for Noobs!’ is now available – http://amzn.to/1LZMa52

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Spain day 3, MWC 2017: Captain Juan & Commander Jaime on the Starship Pocketnow! 360vlog

The Barcelo Sants Hotel has one of the geekiest/coolest aesthetics of any hotel I’ve ever seen. Definitely need to stay there on a future trek back to Barcelona. Jaime drops by to help me need out on some sci-fi gear in the lobby.

I wrote a book! If you want to take your smartphone photography and video skills up a notch, you’ll want to read my book! ‘Take Better Photos: Smartphone Photography for Noobs!’ is now available – http://amzn.to/1LZMa52

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Spain day two! MWC 2017 – 360vlog, Outside Torre Agbar at Night

First day of actual work covering new phones at MWC 2017. Still under embargo, but maybe we can hint at what we played with today. Until then, time for a nice dinner!

I wrote a book! If you want to take your smartphone photography and video skills up a notch, you’ll want to read my book! ‘Take Better Photos: Smartphone Photography for Noobs!’ is now available – http://amzn.to/1LZMa52

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First day in Spain! MWC 2017 – 360vlog, Port of Barcelona

First day in Barcelona, prepping for MWC2017! Taking the insta360 camera out for a spin near some of the most expensive yachts in the world. NBD.

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Insta360 Air Sample: two minutes of boredom at LAX (360 Degree Video)

First public test of the Insta360 Air, a 360 degree camera which connects to an Android phone’s USB port. I’m always paranoid about getting to the airport on time, which means I’m almost always WAY earlier than I need to be. What better way to kill some time than to ride back and forth on the moving walkways…

Should You Care: Tech Bags for Women – Laura Fagan


Why aren’t Women’s tech bags a mainstream option for women? We go through some options of stylish bags that will help you protect your gear!

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Moto Z Camera VS Hasselblad True Zoom MotoMod Comparison (Video)

If you’re going to spend an extra $300 for a modular camera which snaps onto the back of your (already expensive) smartphone, shouldn’t that modular camera outperform the camera built into your phone? If you slap a name like Hasselblad on a photography product, we’re going to have exceedingly high expectations. Let’s see how the Hasselblad True Zoom compares against the built in camera found on the Moto Z Force!

Hasselblad True Zoom MotoMod Review (via Pocketnow)

Successful Kickstarter Project Lume Cube Now Available to Improve Your Photo & Video Lighting

lumecube wet 2Mobile photogs and cinematographers know the pain of setting up shots and trying to pull off great images when they lighting doesn’t cooperate. The flashes on our phones are often insufficient for “nice” lighting, and the fact that they’re so close to the camera sensor can create issues with reflections.

The folks at Lume Cube are looking to change up how we illuminate our images. Lume Cube is a small cube with a bright light built in, and it has a rechargeable battery for on the go use. It’s controlled remotely from your phone, and the Lume app can control multiple cubes for additional lighting. Instead of a traditional burst flash sync, it’s a steady LED light for both photos and videos.

lumecube goproThe company had a successful run on Kickstarter, and now the Cube is available for purchase through LumeCube.com or through WalMart and B&H. Alongside the Cube, they’ve also released mounting kits for connecting the cube to a DSLR hotshoe or adding a GoPro style mount to multiple Cube lights. Nice to see it’s already well accessorized.

I’ve been in situations trying to shoot on my phone where I’ve needed additional light, and have resorted to using another phone’s flash as an angled spot light. Lume Cube looks like it could be a potential solution to that issue, and is another accessory which should help legitimize mobile phone photo and video as we produce more professional content from consumer devices.

You can catch more info at https://www.lumecube.com/