The One Time Using an iPad as a Camera was a Good Thing…

I’ll be the first to admit that I snicker a bit at the iPad-ographers of the world. It seems like every public event I go to anymore, someone is shooting video or snapping photos with a massive iPad.

It’s a real pet peeve of mine, and I probably don’t need to get into the various reasons why to a crowd of photographers. Although, my personal favorites to ridicule are celebrities at red carpet events posing for iPad group shots with other celebrities.

I never thought I would see the day that I thought it was a good idea. Clearly though, it was a good idea for the guy in the video above – who probably missed out on a broken nose or some other nasty facial injury thanks to . . . *sigh* . . . iPad-ography.


I just want to know if his shot caught the ball in mid-flight coming toward him?

[via PetaPixel]



  1. Danny Grizzle says

    Oh, I was that nerd running around NAB with an iPad. Actually, the iPad can be an amazing audio, photo and video device.

    See this:

    I’d never have imagined myself shooting with an iPad until my most important client committed to do a series of guest spots on an Internet TV show (I’m tired of “podcast” moniker). So a couple of weeks ago, I begin rigging out an iPad as a full blown production camera. And I have to confess, the thing is an amazing audio, photo, and video tool. If you don’t believe me, check out and training for Auria and AmpliTube, plus the product line at Apogee Digital (Quartet, One for iPad, Duet, Apogee MiC, and Jam).

    Yes, goofballs shooting with iPhones and iPads deserved to be mocked. But there is no doubt these devices have serious production capability in the right hands.

    • Danny Grizzle says

      I should have some video to post this coming week. I’m still building out my iPad rig.