During the past week, Leyla had her first track meet.

It is always difficult when I’m by myself. Do I shoot video or do I shoot stills? Well, this time I tried something out. Something I have done for first-person video but never had tried with my iPhone. I attached my phone to a cold shoe mount. This allowed my to record video via the iPhone and shoot the still images at the same time.

Typically I capture first-person video via a GoPro attached to the camera. This time I wanted to try out the iPhone 7 Plus to see how the video turned out. I took my cold shoe mount, which has a 1/4-20 tripod mount on it, put my Joby cell phone to tripod adaptor on, attached all to my Sony A7 and set my iPhone to capture video.

The video is less than a minute long.


The video is a little shaky, I kept forgetting that I had the iPhone capturing on top of the camera, but at least I remembered to turn it on and capture video. What do you think? Comment below.

Our First Track Event
Our First Track Event

Her is a short video of Leyla's first track meet in Woodstock, Illinois. She competed in Triple Jump, 4 x 100m and an 800m events. The Video was shot with my iPhone attached to my Sony A7 via a cold shoe mount.