How I Shoot: @daveedgamboa’s Jumpstagrams

How I Shoot is a series where we ask Instagrammers to tell us about their photo-taking processes. This week, @daveedgamboa shares his tips for taking & editing his one-man #jumpstagrams.

Camera: Samsung Galaxy Note

Vantage Point: My action shots require a unique setup since I usually go out and shoot alone. I use a normal tripod and attach my Samsung Galaxy Note running Android 4.0. I attach my phone using 3 or 4 rubber bands. I then simply wrap the rubber bands around the galaxy note and the tripod and then voila.

Shooting: I do not use the stock camera on Android, I instead use an app called Camera FV-5 (free “lite” version here). It is a unique app that gives you control over the exposure and white balance and bracketing and loads of other cool stuff that makes your phone almost like a mobile DSLR. I use the 10 second timer on the camera and then run off to jump in the distance.

Editing: Due to the camera I use (and the lack of editing apps on Android) I don’t do any kind of intricate editing processes. I simply assure to get good natural lighting so that editing becomes an easy process and I only use Instagram effects on my photos.

Want to see more? Check out David’s #jumpstagram video tutorial on YouTube. And in case you missed it, check out our own #jumpstagram how-to.