Tools of the Trade for Today’s Digital Content Creator
One of the hottest jobs in the marketplace today is digital content creation. With traditional media outlets competing against consumers in content creation, everyone, in essence, has become a journalist. And with today’s technology, creating blog posts, sending Tweets, and transmitting thirty-second video vignettes are all a click away with the help of any smartphone device or Wi-Fi enabled camera.
Whether you are a journalist or an aspiring one, there are a few tools that can help you with curating, collecting and storing your digital content.
It’s All About the Juice
There’s nothing worse than being out on a photo shoot or a simple walk and having no battery power to capture that beautiful sunset with your smartphone. For anyone creating digital content on a regular basis with a smartphone, cases that act as battery packs are the way to go. There are a variety of them on the market for the most popular smartphone devices. And, if you can’t find one for your phone, you can more than likely purchase extended batteries. In the worst case scenario, buy a back-up battery for those days when you’re not able to plug in, like vacations, business conferences, sporting events, etc.
Back-Up or Else
Our smartphones and other devices can only hold so many pictures, videos and blog posts at once. Sometimes you need to offload content to make room for newer stuff. External hard drives are the way to go, especially those that take advantage of USB 3.0 technology. Take a look at the Western Digital My Passport 2TB hard drive. It’s compact and packs a ton of space for roughly $300.
Steady Boy, Steady
There’s nothing worse than having a great shot lined up or a video ready to go, but you’re hands are shaking like you were experiencing an earthquake. Digital content creators must have a variety of tripods or monopods to help them steady their shots. There are accessories that allow smartphone users to mount their device to a tripod; mini tripods that can fit into your pocket; or even monopods that allow you to take a self-portrait or shoot a video segment without having to extend your arm, creating an awkward look.