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Content Creation

vlogging cameras

Vlogging In Style

The idea of vlogging – basically blogging, but with video – has really caught the imaginations of people the world over, and these days there are some brilliant products around to help anyone capture the stuff that matters, without needing to carry heavy equipment around. 

Cameras built for vlogging are lightweight and compact, designed to handle the hard stuff automatically. They’ll keep things in focus, keep the image stable, and let you flip the LCD screen to see what you’re shooting – all while capturing stunning 4K video. Some even have tiny gyroscopes to keep the image stable and level.

jb's top tips

  • If you’re serious about publishing your videos online, look for a camera that has the ability to plug in a microphone when you need it.
  • Be sure to use extra lighting like a ring or key light in dark environments.
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action cameras

Life, Camera, Action!

One of the most popular things for adventurous types to carry in the backpack is a quality action camera – a type of camera that’s revolutionised how we’re able to shoot video of our adventures.

These compact and easy to use cameras shoot both video and stills, but unlike conventional cameras, they’re designed to be taken anywhere. The best ones are resistant to all kinds of punishment, some even completely waterproof. 

Their small size and durability doesn’t compromise picture quality, which can be stunning – and these are cameras that can go places you’d never take your phone!

jb's top tips

  • While they’re incredibly durable, if you’re going to use your action camera to capture extreme adventure, get a protective housing for it.
  • PICK UP: An extra battery and a charger to keep shooting for longer.

instant cameras

Instant Gratification

Back in the day, instant cameras used to be everywhere. Snapping an image and watching the camera spit out a photo that developed as you watched was a big deal for a while – and eventually became an art form in its own right. Instant cameras are now back, and many of them are using more advanced technology to improve picture quality while keeping the spontaneous fun of instant pictures alive!

jb's top tips

  • Shoot pictures in brightly lit locations for the best results with instant cameras.
  • PICK UP: Extra packs of photo paper.

content creation

You're The Voice

Back in the day, instant cameras used to be everywhere. Snapping an image and watching the camera spit out a photo that developed as you watched was a big deal for a while – and eventually became an art form in its own right. Instant cameras are now back, and many of them are using more advanced technology to improve picture quality while keeping the spontaneous fun of instant pictures alive!

jb's top tips

  • If you’re going for a full-size mic when you’ll be on camera, it’s a good idea to use a boom arm to keep the mic near you but out of the camera’s zoom.
  • There’s no need to talk directly into most mics – they’ll capture your voice just fine. 
  • PICK UP: A pop filter to put between you and the mic for better voice quality.

lighting & accessories

See The Light

If you’re planning to put yourself on camera for either a live streaming audience or for videos you’re creating, you’re going to want people to see you in your best light – literally. The reason presenters on TV look so good is thanks to proper lighting, and you can get the same sort of result at home by adding lighting to your setup as well. 

The fastest way to looking amazing on camera is a ring light, which is great for lighting up faces without casting shadows – there’s a reason why ring lights are used all the time in the modelling world! An alternative is a key light, which delivers more even illumination for when it’s more than just your face on camera.

jb's top tips

  • Don’t overdo the lighting – using too much light can be even worse than not having enough.
  • Experiment with your camera’s white balance settings for the best results with your lights.
  • PICK UP: A tripod to mount your light on.