Before, if you’re really serious about photography, you need a real camera. But with the advent of smartphones, anyone can snap great photos without spending a fortune on a high-end DSLR camera. Although pros say that smartphones can’t rival good cameras, you can use mobile camera accessories to enhance your photographs and maybe even surpass professionally taken photographs.
Whether you just want better images or make a career out of it (e.g. vlogger, product reviewer, explorer), these mobile photography accessories will step up your game even just with your smartphone.
When pros want to up the quality of their photos, they often upgrade their camera lenses. If you have an iPhone, there are so many camera accessories that allow you to upgrade the lens as well. One of them is the Olloclip. This easy-to-slip lens is actually made of three lenses: fish-eye, wide angle and macro lens. The only downside is that it doesn’t work with other phone cases—only with the OlloCase, but you can still use the lens with your phone naked.
From the name itself, it’s a portable, light source for smartphone cameras. Unlike the unflattering flash of a DSLR and your phone, Pocket Spotlight provides constant soft and uniform illumination—rather than a quick flash of light—that makes snapping photos a pleasant experience. The accessory can be used either handheld or by connecting it through the headphone jack.
Olympus Air A01
Olympus Air A01 provides all the benefits of a digital camera lens. This gives smartphone cameras optical zoom, better performance, quality images and more. To be able to use the lens, just download and install the Olympus Air Central application to your smartphone.
Need to take a picture from a crazy angle or hand your phone from a precarious perch? This phone accessory will let you do that. Although the product looked like it escaped from an Alien movie, rest assured its spider-like legs and hooked feet will all serve a purpose. The Life-phorm can keep your phone steadily and securely attached to branches, uneven surfaces and even body parts.
This 36-lens panoramic ball camera can be thrown in the air to give your images a unique perspective. Panono automatically captures a 360-degree panorama at the height of the loss, and then give you a 108-megapixel resolution photograph that can be viewed through the Panono app for your Android or iOS device.
Armed with the latest smartphone, an arsenal of photo apps and these camera accessories, taking pro-quality photos is as easy as with any point-and-shoot camera.