Some bloggers are blessed with friends and barn-mates who are excellent photographers that seem to be available to capture pics regularly (I’m looking at you, SprinklerBandit).
But many of us do not. Enter your smartphone! With just a few little gizmos, you could be in business to photo or video yourself while riding!
Step 1: Materials
- A smartphone. I have an iPhone6.
- A wireless shutter remote. I bought this one for ~$5.
- A flexible tri-pod. I bought this one for ~$5.
Note: these gizmos had fine reviews, but they are cheap and I doubt they’ll last very long. One little horsey nibble and they’d be done. There are more heavy-duty ones available worth considering.
For video setting, just click the button to record, ride on, then click button to stop recording. Or in photo setting, just click to snap photos. It does take some trial and error. For example, both these next photos are screenshots from video that was mistakenly taken upside-down!
|Majesty and I jumping 2’9″|
|Laurie having Majesty bow while I’m mounted|
And my patriotic dress-up photo shoot with Hannah was awkward! But oh well, its media and its fun.
|Hannah is red, white, and blue-tiful!|
Hope this post helps others who maybe struggle with collecting media!