Five tips for shooting high-quality video on your iPhone

Recently we learned that Steven Soderbergh, Academy Award-winning director, used the iPhone exclusively to shoot his newest movie. He plans to use it more and more for future films. In light of this, here’s an article with some great tips for shooting video with your iPhone.

While you don’t need a third party app to shoot great video on the iPhone, it can help if you understand videography and want to get the most out of the camera. I have never used the app recommended in the article, but I do use Filmic Pro and find it to be amazing.

Whatever you do, start shooting more video with the amazing camera that’s always in your pocket!

Apple addresses why people are saying their iPhones with older batteries are running ‘slower’

As usual, our mainstream media outlets like attention-grabbing headlines that get people to click on their articles and drive traffic to their sites. Consider the headline offered today by our local WATE news channel “Apple admits to slowing down older iPhones.” Nothing like good link bait, WATE. Can’t blame you though, everyone does it.

I’ve been following this story since yesterday and it turns out there are some good technical reasons why Apple did what it did, all related to the shelf life of lithium-ion batteries. Here’s a more responsible headline for an article explaining what’s really going on. Techcrunch also makes a good point saying that Apple should have explained this earlier, rather than remaining silent on the matter and spawning all the current conspiracy theories.

I find it particularly amusing that WATE would conclude their story by saying “The revelation sparked an outcry among Apple fans, with some suggesting they may switch to rival Samsung.” Let’s see, whose phone was it that burst into flames in users’ pockets and was banned from airlines? Wasn’t that Samsung? How quickly we forget. I’m one Apple fan who isn’t considering switching to a phone that might literally burn a hole in my pocket.

Focos Brings Custom Bokeh and Focus-After-You-Shoot to Dual Cam iPhones

This free app uses the iPhone’s dual camera system (iPhone 7, 8 and X) to refocus your portrait shots AFTER you shoot them! Get professional portrait shots with amazing bokeh (blurred background) that you can adjust after shooting by changing the aperture setting and more to get just the right effect. Yes, it works great and is VERY COOL!

Honestly, there are very few reasons to shoot with anything other than my iPhone X now. While pro photographers may disagree, the only real advantage to a DSLR or mirrorless camera is the zoom lens. I challenge anyone to take a better portrait shot with any camera, especially one that fits in your pocket! Focos is a free app and is available in the iTunes App Store for the iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. Certain features are unlocked with a $6/year subscription.…/focos-brings-custom-bokeh-focus-shoot-dual-cam-iphones