Vlogging has become very hip these days. More and more people are vlogging about their daily lives. You can do this as a professional vlogger, but of course, you can also just do it while on holiday with your friends or family. Smartphone cameras are getting better and better, and therefore it has become increasingly easier to make your own vlog. Do you want to give it a go too? Then we have a couple of useful tips on vlogging for you.
Important tips for vlogging
Determine a story
When you're making a vlog, it can be useful to determine beforehand which story you want to tell, and which images should accompany it. This way, you'll always have the right images to work with when you're montaging it afterwards. So make sure to write down the key points that you don't want to forget.
We instinctively hold our phone upright when we're filming, but unfortunately that means you won't be able to get it full size on your computer or TV screen. As such, always make sure to film horizontally. To ensure that you can film for a longer period of time without shaking your phone, we recommend using a small tripod, such as a ShoulderPod.
The audio of your video might the most important factor for a good result. Smartphone microphones record all sounds they pick up. This can sometimes prove useful, but not when you're filming a vlog. With all the ambient noises, you run the risk of not being able to hear your voice properly. These tools can prevent this!
Do not disturb
Although it's annoying, there's always the possibility that you receive a text, an email or phone call while you're filming. That is why we recommend switching your phone to airplane mode. You'll be able to record in peace without annoying beeps and such.
Having a power bank with you is never a bad idea when you're on the road. Even more so when you're vlogging, because the battery of your smartphone will drain extra fast. And you don't want to run into an empty battery just as you're recording a spectacular moment. Don't have a power bank yet? Then check out our selection.
Another way to prevent shaky images, is adding stability by using a gimbal. A gimbal from Moza even allows you to zoom in without touching your smartphone. Additionally, you can use it to focus and to charge your phone while you're filming!
No doubt, these tips can help you become a professional vlogger. For more tips and accessories, go to our inspiration page for smartphone photography. Good luck, and have fun on your adventures!