Taking family pictures can be a real challenge. I have a 2 year old son and a 7 month old son. Getting either of them to even attempt to look at the camera usually takes a lot of cajoling and taking a ton of shots, most of which will never get used.
Then I learned about the “EyeOnCam Monster Clamp” which was invented by my woodworking friend Joshua Farnsworth who is also a proud parent. This ingenuous little device clamps onto a DSLR hot shoe (for a flash) as shown below or can be mounted from underneath via the threaded insert used to secure a camera to a tripod.
With the clamp attached to your camera you can mount your smart phone or similar device with a screen. You then play a funny or entertaining video that your kids enjoy and like magic you suddenly have their attention.
The photos in this post were from the very first time I tried using this clamp and I was amazed I didn’t have to say a word.
My son Bradley was busy reading a book with my Mom and the moment he heard the video for “What does the fox say?” come on he was making excellent eye contact with the camera.
The clamp is designed to look like a little monster and held my iPhone 6 in an OtterBox without any issues.
This setup also worked well with my 7 month old son who loves to watch videos of himself or his big brother.
With this timesaving device I was able to get some very cute pictures without having to take nearly as many shots as I normally have to take in order to capture a cute expression.
If you’d like to help support this small business and improve your photo quality and decrease your frustration in getting kids or even adults to look at the camera you’ll want to add this device to your kit.
You can find the EyeOnCam “Monster Clamp” on Amazon here or directly from EyeOnCam.com here.