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HTC One X Stock Image

Androidography explored on CNET UK

HTC One X Stock ImageI’m all for helping smartphone users get creative with their handsets, especially when taking photos or shooting video.

As exciting as it has been to watch iPhoneography become a hit as Apple’s smartphone platform has evolved,  I’m delighted to see Androidography as a movement beginning to mature as well.

But while iPhoneography gets lot of attention in press and online, Androidography has so far enjoyed altogether less exposure.

The good news is that CNET UK has recently published a feature of mine on Androidography.

How to take great photos with an HTC One X follows an in-handset workflow, shooting, editing and sharing your shots without stepping anywhere near a PC.

While the piece focuses on the HTC One X hardware there’s still a whole lot in there that will be useful to users of other Android handsets, for example the apps and the accessories sections, as well as the general shooting and editing tips.

Of course, if shooting video is more your thing you should check out my features on Android videography and iPhone videography, also at CNET UK.

How to make HD movies on your Android

How To Make Movies with your Android Smartphone

How to make HD movies on your AndroidThe second of my How to Make HD Movies on your Smartphone features for CNET UK was published last week. This time I focused on videography for the Android platform and used the Samsung Galaxy S3 handset as an example.

My iPhone filmmaking feature has been receiving great interest and feedback online too; as always there’s so much more that I could have written about accessories and apps and the same is true for the Android version.

I’ll be writing more very soon on mobile journalism and smartphone videography so do keep checking back.

How to Make Movies – and Money – with your Mobile

Earlier this month I was commissioned by CNET to write a couple of features on making high-def movies with a smartphone.

How to make HD movies on your iPhone 4 or 4S

The first of those features, How to make HD movies on your iPhone 4 or 4S, went live yesterday and right now I’m working on an equivalent how to make movies feature for Android based on the Samsung Galaxy S3 – watch this space.

In my iPhone feature I mention recently launched service called Newsflare. As mobile journalism (‘MoJo’) is a particular interest of mine, I find the Newflare concept very interesting indeed. The Newsflare app lets you upload video footage from your iPhone, either on-spec or in response to an ‘assignment’, which Newsflare will then try to sell to a media outlet for you (obviously taking a cut of your cash for their troubles).

I haven’t submitted anything yet to Newsflare, but I’m certainly curious to give it a go. I’m not at all convinced that it poses a serious threat to professional video journalists and cameramen but I suspect it could lead to more of the ‘good enough’ shots of breaking new stories airing before professional news crews arrive to capture broadcast quality footage.

A shot in the arm for citizen journalism?

 

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