More and more journalists are now turning to their mobile phones to film videos and take photographs for news sites and even broadcast, but how do you take the perfect shot?
Check out this advice from Marc Settle, smartphone specialist at the BBC, who gives basic advice to journalists looking to get started using their phone out on location.
He explains how to hold the camera for maximum stability, how to adjust the camera controls on an iPhone to suit your surroundings, and how to send the footage back to the newsroom in the best way.
"A smartphone has the potential to be a mobile newsgathering device in your pocket," he said.
"Explore, practise and get comfortable with many of these techniques, and you'll soon be able to record and share great material."
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