Smartphone Media Production

Smartphone Media Production is the book that shows you how to take advantage of your smartphone. The book shows the reader how to create images, video, live streams. How to Plan, Capture, Edit, Distribute and Track new creative content and all with only their phone.

Triple-camera iPhone looking most likely for 2019 launch

Huawei has been ranked among the world’s top three smartphone vendors for a good few years now, but the recently released P20 Pro might just be the clearest sign yet this Chinese OEM is to be taken seriously by the industry’s longtime gold and silver medalists. While the triple camera flagship was undoubtedly inspired by a certain Apple product in a certain design department, rumors are ramping up that next year’s iPhones will in turn “borrow” an essential feature from the Huawei P20 Pro. We’re obviously talking about that crazy impressive tri-lens imaging arrangement on the P20 Pro’s back, which […]

LG G7 exactly what are people saying?

Lg G7 NETWORKTechnologyGSM/ HSPA/ LTE LAUNCHAnnounced2018, May StatusComing soon. Exp. release 2018, Q2 BODYDimensions153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm (6.03 x 2.83 x 0.31 in) Weight162 g (5.71 oz) BuildFront/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Double SIM (Nano-SIM, double stand-by) – IP68 licensed – dust/water proof (up to 1.5 m for 30 mins) – MIL-STD-810G certified DISPLAYTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Size6.1 inches, 91.0 cm2 (~ 82.6% screen-to-body ratio) Resolution1440 x 3120 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~ 564 ppi density) MultitouchYes ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5 – 100% DCI-P3 coverage – Dolby Vision/HDR10 certified – […]

Oneplus 6 is it worth it?

Oneplus 6 The oneplus 6 is the affordable flagship phone that delivers stupendous performance for an affordable price (in comparison tot he top brand flagship smartphone).   Oneplus 6 specs from GsmArena NETWORK Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE LAUNCH Announced 2018, May Oneplus 6 Release 2018, May 22nd BODY Dimensions 155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8 mm (6.13 x 2.97 x 0.31 in) Weight 177 g (6.24 oz) Build Front/rear glass, aluminum frame SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) DISPLAY TypeOptic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Size6.28 inches, 98.4 cm2 (~83.8% screen-to-body ratio) Resolution1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~402 […]

Huawei P20 Pro – 2018 the Year China took the Smartphone market by storm.

Huawei P20 Pro – 2018 the Year China took the Smartphone market by storm.   Smartphones are amazing I think we can all agree, over the last ten years or so innovation in the smartphone industry has been driven hard. Almost everyone is now addicted to their smartphone and it is this consumer addiction to these spectacular technological marvels that have driven the innovation we are seeing. Over the past decade the smartphone has systematically consumed all other personal electronic devices into their ample bosoms.   From digital cameras, to Dictaphones, PDA (Personal Digital Assistants), to fitness trackers, audio recorders […]

Why I wrote a smartphone book?

Why I wrote a smartphone book? Why write a book that gives away lots of your hard earned knowledge for a fraction of your hourly freelance rate? This a question that I am often asked.There were many reasons for me to write a book like “Smartphone Media Production – a media revolution for everyone”, in this article I will elaborate on just a few.   The initial drive for me to write the book was fourfold 1) to share my knowledge. 2) to force myself to stay ahead of the curve in the fast changing areas of media technology, smartphone […]


Smartphone Cameras – Google Pixel 2

Smartphone Cameras – Google Pixel 2 I have always been fascinated with cameras, lenses, the rules of photography, history of photography, art, aesthetics, colour, etc etc.  Over the last 100 plus years of photography, film cameras evolved into digital and as the digital camera became more popular and accessible it became physically smaller and smaller. The real challenge for the future of this small factor digital photography is how the engineers understand the creative process and how they solve the problems of the ever decreasing smartphone camera. Best Camera on a Smartphone? Currently, the penultimate example of the small practical […]


Snapseed Layer Mask

  Snapseed Layer Mask – Snapseed is a super powerful mobile photo editing application for both Android and IOS, it is made by Google and probably the most feature rich image/ photo editor available today for mobile /smartphone and tablet devices. In this snapseed tutorial, I demonstrate how to create layers, use filters and manipulate them using layer masks.  In this example, I am using a promotional flyer from The Energetic Mind T shirt range. I demonstrate how to highlight some of the Tshirts in colour whilst making the others and background black and white. I hope you enjoy the tutorial.  Find […]


Why Buy The Book ?

My friends know me as the author of the premier smartphone media training book, they know me as a self-employed media producer ( and as a full time employed Digital Manager for Splash White Water Rafting ( Scotland’s premier white water rafting company.   As someone who has a wide range of key digital skills in this fast moving digital frontier, I am on many occasions the first port of call for information regarding websites, video, social media, photo editing and video editing. [bctt tweet=”I always recommend they purchase a copy of my book”]. No matter what the question is […]