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The eyes and ears on the ground

No one can be everywhere all the time. Not even big news corporations. But sometimes you find yourself in the right place at the right time witnessing something funny, extraordinary, interesting or something you think is important news. Byrd is for those times. They happen every day when we are on the lookout.

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All around the world

Whether you are in Melbourne or Montreal, Santiago or Singapore you are already deployed. That is why you make a great asset for newsrooms. Maybe there is a story just around the block you don't know about. Luckily, media can inform you through Byrd. They can ask for your help. The rest is up to you.


You got the power

It is dead simple. When you shoot or record through Byrd, your content is instantly uploaded and verified. You can decide what your work is worth and sell it exclusively. Or you can go with non-exclusive rights and sell your photos and videos many, many times.


Assignments to your smartphone

If something is going on in your area, media outlets can ask for your assistance. You can provide photos and videos and get paid for what media decide to use.


Your perspective matters

Community is the cornerstone. Share your work through Byrd and social media channels. Follow fellow users, flag, upvote and comment on their photos and videos. You can chat with photographers and journalists all around the world.


Do you represent the media?

If you represent the media and wish to sign up to Byrd in order to purchase content, have a demo of Byrd or have any questions, please fill in the form below and a member of our team will contact you within 24 hours.

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The tsunami that hit fourteen Asian countries in 2004, the story of Captain Chesley Sullenberger who in 2009 safely steered an Airbus 320 to ditch in the Hudson River and the Arab Spring which began in 2010 are three very different stories. But all of them had a huge impact on newsrooms all over the world.

You CAN get great video shots on an iPhone or any modern smartphone. Just ask the crew behind the Sundance favorite of 2015, Tangerine. All of it was filmed on an iPhone 5S. A lot has changed since 2015 - for the better. The iPhone is more and more capable. The model 7 records in 4K and the 7+ has two lenses so you for once can do actual zoom. The photos and videos in this tutorial are all from handheld shots on iPhone. 

So what's the best way of getting great shots out of your smartphone? Here are five tips.

When the CIA gets an intel they always want eyes and ears on the ground to verify. I got that info from the show “Homeland”, so it’s not a verified source. Journalists want the same. The more eyes and ears on the ground the better. And this comes from a verified source. Actually from several verified sources.

But in the age of fake news and in the age of social media it’s hard to tell who speaks the truth.

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