I would say with some conviction that mobile phone photography is now a recognised sector of the photography world (have a look at the mobile specific groups on Flickr for example). As the quality of cameras improved in our mobile devices, the creative folk amongst us produce more and more amazing shots, never mind the people who are using mobile devices to produce stunning videos.
Now I find if I try and create some of this visual masterpieces, I normally end up with nice Mr Blurrycam moments, unless I use a tripod which are either for use with a DSLR (hence to big and bulky to carry round), or a mini tripod which is too small.
Last week, I was contacted by Zack Cram who is the inventor of the Monoshot. Zack himself actually e-mailed me, and not a PR company, which is a nice touch. The Monoshot looks like a hybrid mono pole, with mobile device useage in mind.
The Monoshot comes with a Bluetooth shutter remote, meaning you can line up those long exposure night shots and walk well away before triggering the shutter, even further reducing those vibrations. The Monoshot can, even dare I say it, be used as a selfie stick.
The Monoshot is currently over on the crowd sourcing site Kickstarter and is at $9500 dollars pledged of the $14500 needed, with 24 days to go, which means there’s a good chance the Monoshot will reach its goal. The bottom pledge at the moment is $45, which when you look over the technical drawing for the device, is a very reasonable price for what appears to be a well-made and highly specced piece of kit.
I for one can’t wait to get my hands on the Monoshot and start being a bit more creative with my photography, and once it arrives a full review will go up on our site.
If you interested in Zack’s invention and mobile phone photography head over to Kickstarter and check it out.