9 Gadgets to totally improve your mobile photography on the go
Ever since the debut of smartphones, we take more photos than ever. Whether you’re capturing portraits or your every meal, there are plenty of gadgets to take your mobile photography to the next level.
- What’s the most popular camera? The most popular camera in the world is the iPhone, believe it or not.
- Which smartphone has the best camera? This comes down to a lot of factors, but many agree the Google Pixel camera is one of the best.
- Where can I find more great photography gear? Our photography category is chock full of the latest camera gear and accessories.
With each new smartphone release, there’s always one feature everyone waits to hear: the camera. Whether your smartphone has one lens or three, the best camera is the one you have on you. The world of mobile photography is rife with innovation, convenience, and capability. Rather than settle for the specs that came with your smartphone, check out all these must-have gadgets to take your up your mobile photography.
ShiftCam 2.0 12mm Ultra Wide Aspherical Smartphone Lens
Want to capture the big picture? You’re going to need a wide lens. The ShiftCam 2.0 is an ultra-wide aspherical lens made for smartphones. At just 12mm, it captures 122° of the world around you, which is more than the human eye. It’s also 300% more than the iPhone XS. Thanks to the nano-coating, you won’t experience the flare or haze you see with other wide lenses.
SANDMARC Film Rig Camera Mounting System
For mobile creators, there’s always a constant battle with capturing steady footage with your smartphone. But the SANDMARC Film Rig makes it easier than ever. Simply place your phone inside the rig and hold the handles. It stabilizes your device for super-smooth footage no matter your actions. In addition, it also works with your DSLR and GoPro for true versatility.
Anker Selfie Stick Bluetooth Extendable Monopod
While many people used to ridicule selfies, it’s clear they’re here to stay. This extendable monopod from Anker gets the job done as it extends up to 27 inches out. With your smartphone facing you, you can see exactly what you’re capturing. Plus, with the selfie stick in hand, you don’t have to worry about your arm making an appearance in your photos or footage.
PhORM Camera Rig Construction Kit
No two days are the same when it comes to photography and videography. The creators of PhORM recognize this and this camera rig lets you make it into whatever you need. The kit has loads of elements to it, meaning you can build the exact rig you need to get the job done. It also means you can build and re-build as you need. Consisting of fasteners, handles, and adapters, you’ll always have what you need on hand.
DJI Osmo Mobile 3 Foldable Smartphone Gimbal
Ever wonder how people get that incredibly smooth action shot footage with just their phone? It’s no secret: they use a gimbal. The DJI Osmo Mobile 3 is compact, practical, and affordable. Working with most smartphones, it has Story Mode and Sports Mode, catering its abilities to the type of footage you need. At just 405 grams, it folds down for easy storage.
Moment iPhone 11 Case Collection
You’ve already heard of Moment lenses for their incredible ability to transform ordinary mobile photography into professional-grade images. Now they’ve released their iPhone 11 Photo Case Collection for the latest iPhone launch. Each of the four cases in this collection works flawlessly with the Moment lenses. Simply pop them on and off as you need. Despite the super-slim 1.5mm thickness to allow for wireless charging, these cases are exceptionally protective.
Lensta Grip Universal Smartphone Stabilizer
The thing about smartphones getting smaller and slimmer is that they’re getting slicker, meaning there’s a greater risk for a drop. With the Lensta Grip, you can have a firm grip on your smartphone while you nail the shot. Available in leather or corduroy, the grip is removable to also function as a Bluetooth remote shutter button.
Lensball Spherical Crystal Lens
A great way to have your mobile photography stand out from the rest is to add a new dimension. The Lensball is a spherical crystal lens with no seam. When you look through it, it flips the view 180°. And, the spherical shape captures the entire scene around you. You can hold it in your hand for a different perspective or set it on an object to be truly unique.
Pictar Pro Smartphone DSLR Grip
If you’re an avid DSLR user but want to up your mobile photography, check out the Pictar Pro. It’s a smartphone grip that looks, feels, and handles just like a DSLR. On the grip is a built-in shutter release and it even works with a tripod. If you’d like, you can use the foldable viewfinder all while adjusting your ISO, shutter speed, white balance, focus, and more, just like a DSLR.
Which of these products will be next in your gear bag? Let us know in the comments!
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