I still think Just Dance wins. Or did everyone forget about this happening:
Thanks so much for the kind words! We do actually shoot everything with out lights and rely heavily on natural light sources. My big tip would always be to shoot into the sun if you can, meaning your subject would be positioned between your camera and the sun (or other light source). Direct sunlight on someone’s face is almost always unflattering. Also, if you haven’t already I highly recommend jumping on the DSLR train. That’s what we all started using and it can be a really affordable solution, that can still make some great images.
We also always use some form of stabilization. Tripods, Monopods and Glidecams are what we use most. Something really simple that we do a lot with the monopod is simple pushes and pulls on a wide angle lens. It’s a really simple way to add motion to an other wise static shot. And obviously the Glidecam is especially great for capturing movement. If you are interested in picking that up, my big recommendation would be to slow yourself down. It’s really easy to go too fast with it, and everyone is guilty of it when you first pick it up. But keep at it, after a while you’ll get better and those shots can really help add life into dull locations.
Let us know if you have anything more specific we can help you out with, always able to help out a fellow Polynaut.