You Sir, are an inspiration to us all. Great information here. I typically have tried to stay outdoors, but will venture inside more. I typically like how the bright outdoor light brings out the forms, but when the subject is right and you can capture them - go for it.
I typically hold my phone at arm’s length, and hold it with something small, like a book or sandwich box/bag ,This obscures the screen. (I acid apps because I don’t care to explain to the missus why I have a screen darkening app - lol)
I have typically filmed only, but will get into taking burst shots for quality. Cheers!!