Storyboard for why my camera has an articulating screen and handle. Product shots often involves bending over to get down to the product’s level. Many camera’s have a screen the flips up or out that makes it easy to view from other angles, but none of them also move the grip and controls. This allows the user to hold the camera in relatively the same manner but shoot from above their head or at their waist without added strain on their eyes or hands.
Ideas were chosen to put into three use scenarios that showcased the concepts’ key feature.
The first concept was a camera that has wireless flash units that also serve as extra battery packs. They supplement the battery within the camera. Upon later review this idea no longer seemed applicable because this user is typically found in their own home or studio and could easily plug in the camera or battery.
The second concept was showcased the removable flash component introduced in the first storyboard. The user could then relocate the flash off camera for less harsh lighting. With some creativity, this allows users to create drama, use as a fill strobe, develop more flattering shots, or simulate natural lighting in a studio environment. Different flash levels adds to the versatility.
The third concept allows for the user to control the camera wirelessly from their computer or tablet. Using either bluetooth or a shared wireless network, images could be transferred to allow for quicker image review during shooting. Also, this would offer Etsy sellers an alternate workflow. Their shooting backdrop or scene could be on a desk shared by their computer and the camera could be left on a tripod. Items could quickly be repositioned swapped between shots without the need to run back and forth between the camera and the scene.