Mobile Photography Accessories and Equipment to improve photo & video recording
A few years ago, who’d thought smartphones could replace the big bulky cameras. Smartphones are no longer just a mobile phone; it is now ready to capture your life at high resolution. Now we have astonishing smartphones like Google Pixel, the latest iPhones, Samsung galaxy phones, or Huawei phones capable of competing with high-quality cameras. However, some camera accessories can take your photos and videos to the next level for pro-quality performance.
WHat are the must have phone camera accessories?
The following gears will help you get results similar to DSLR and mirrorless cameras from your smartphone camera.
Mpow Selfie Stick Tripod
This all in 1 Portable Selfie Stick comes with every feature you would expect.
$18.99 (*At the time of publishing)
While a good selfie stick is a must-have for all users while traveling or having a good time with friends and family, a tripod is a mobile photographer’s must-have. So, why not get something that can serve all-purpose and comes with almost every feature you can imagine. Mpow selfie stick tripod is a lightweight gear that just 6.5 inches folded size for portability and can extend up to 29. 5 inches in length. It has a universal smartphone mount that supports almost any android phones and iPhones, GoPro, and small digital cameras.
It weighs less than 500G, and the latest version is redesigned to turn into a tripod quickly. It also has some nice tricks up its sleeves such as built-in fill light for extra brightness in dark condition or illuminating the face and the 360°Clamp rotation to choose horizontal or vertical camera mode. Perhaps the most interesting feature is it’s Bluetooth Shutter remote that can use it with an iOS or an Android.
Moment Lenses & Filters
From wide, telephoto to macro lense and a variety of filters and gears to take your mobile photography to pro level.
Takes your smartphone photography to the next level by adding a special lens and filter. Moments has been pioneering phone lens attachments for mobile photography. There are some cheap alternatives, but moment lenses are the best for serious mobile photographers, and the quality is very high. They offer a wide range of lenses, including wide lens, telephoto lens, macro lens, and filters to get different results. The filters allow getting the accurate dynamic range and HDR photos, which is important for outdoor photography. You can also use Anamorphic Lens for iPhone, Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, and OnePlus Camera Phones to record awesome looking videos.
CHSMONB Mini LED Selfie Light
No more worries in taking slefies at party nights!
$19.98 (*At the time of publishing)
Not happy with the selfies you just took at a party or club night? The CHSMONB Mini LED Selfie Light is a tiny gadget that can carry in the purse or pocket and instantly attach to the phone with the clip. It quickly improves your shooting in a dark environment. The built-in USB rechargeable 200mAh battery can provide 30 minutes of continuous light or more if used only while taking photos. The semi-transparent white cover provides a sweet soft light that is excellent for brightening your face.
iWALK Portable Charger 10000mah
iWALK Portable Charger serves the purpose of charging all modern smartphones out there and takes all power adapter to rechgare itself.
$39.99 (*At the time of publishing)
Certainly, you don’t want your phone to die in the middle of an event. It is challenging to find a power bank that ticks all the boxes. Most modern smartphones now come with USB C while apple continues to keep going with lightning port. Many of us own multiple devices, so we need something with both USB C and lighting output. That is where iWALK Portable power bank hits the sweet spot. iWalk is particularly known for its quality products. Its portable, slim at 14mm, look stylish, and has built-in cables for both android phones and iPhones, so you don’t need to carry an extra cable. On top of that, it supports Qualcomm Quick charge 2.0 & 3.0 for topping out your phone at a fast rate.
Impressively it also has both lightning and USB C input to use whatever charger you have to refill it. Additionally, the regular Fast USB port can deliver 18w output, so you got all the possible options you need.
VicTsing 3 in 1 Clip-On Lenses
The 3 in 1 comes with 180° Fisheye Lens+0.65X Wide Angle Lens & 10X Macro Lens in one package.
$13.99 (*At the time of publishing)
If moments lenses are too hot for you in terms of the price tag, then this super cheap clip-on phone lens kit will give you not only one but three different lenses to play with. Featured with light-weight and beautiful aluminum alloy shell, BTP (blue tape plating) lenses increase the light transmittance to ensure a high-quality image in wide view, fish eye effect, or closer look in macro view. Compatible with most types of mobile phones. Flexible adjustment design allows you to adjust the lens to the phone’s right camera place. It also has an anti-slip design and soft non-skid rubber that keeps the lens from slipping.
Fujifilm Instax Mini Link
Fujifilm Instax Share Smartphone Printer SP-1 would be the best instant printer for your smartphone.
$99 (*At the time of publishing)
Have gorgeous-looking photos at your fingertips on the go! Wouldn’t it be wonderful to print images you took and surprise your family and friends while still enjoying the holidays? A good portable printer like Fujifilm Instax can effectively turn your smartphone into an instant camera. Bluetooth connectivity makes it ridiculously easy to print photos from mobile phones. It even supports printing an image from a video clip.
Joby JB01507 GorillaPod
The flexible and wrappable legs allow you to secure smartphone to virtually any surface.
$50 (*At the time of publishing)
The GorillaPod tripod has octopus style legs that help place it on every weird place you can imagine. It can be placed on a desk, table, around the tree branch, railings, and even on the handlebars, whenever possible, to bring out extraordinary creativity recording videos. It is ultra-portable and small, will easily fit in your handbag, easy to carry, and easy to use. You will feel so comfortable whenever you touch them. The ball head is an excellent addition to adjusting the viewing angle, and it is capable of handling up to 3kg weight, which means you can also use the gear for heavy DSLR cameras.
DJI OM 4
A must have smartphone gimbal for vloher, youtube and rising tiktok stars.
$149 (*At the time of publishing)
The latest smartphones come with multiple lenses with al sorts of image stabilization be electronic or optical. However, using a gimbal device can significantly improve your videos by giving it smoothness and cinematic vibe. The most advanced gimbal uses motors to keep a smartphone stable over three axes. DJI is probably the best and most popular gimbal producer that has been long around.
The new DJI Om 4 has great performance improvement over the previous models. It includes a tripod that folds up, making it more portable. The magnetic phone clip lets you ay=ttach phones instantly. This new version brings some cool features such as DynamicZoom to create a Hollywood style scene and gesture controls to shoot photos or videos remotely. The active track and advanced algorithms automatically correct image compositions similar to DJI Osmo Pocket. Creating hyper-lapse videos are super fun as well.
Lavalier Lapel Microphone
This professional grade omnidirectional microphone with easy clip on system I spocket friendly and absolutely amazing in performance.
$39.99 (*At the time of publishing)
Audio is extremely important for vloggers and video podcasters. Unfortunately, most smartphones lack in this area where loud and clear audio is crucial for recording video. Using an external microphone such as Rode Smartlav Plus will take your sounds to a whole new dimension.
There are quite a few microphones available on the market in the various price ranges. But, in our testing, we found the Lavalier Lapel Microphone is the overall winner. It doesn’t cost a lot and performs almost the same standard as high-end mic devices. However, if you have the budget, then you may have a look at Rode SmartLav+.
Neewer Photo Studio Light Box
The table top photography lighting kit with adjustable brightness and changeable backgrounds lets you produce eye catching product images.
$78.99 (*At the time of publishing)
Finally, we want to include something that might come in handy for many people as the COVID-19 pandemic taught how to get things done at home or become an online seller. If you happen to take a lot of images for business or works, this mobile studio will make your job easy. The Neewer Photo Studio Light Box measures 50cm on all sides, has four-step dimmable LED lights, and four background colors for hassle-free post-processing in photoshop.
To make your friends jealous of your photos, get some of these smartphone camera accessories if not all. Also, if you got some other cool gadgets those allows capturing great images then do share them with us in the comments.