Smartphones and iPhones have become many people’s favorite, pocket size cameras and for those who want to take their phone photography to the next level, there are some helpful accessories. With accessories designed specifically for the iPhone6S and iPhone 6S Plus, phone-wielding photographers can transform their basic camera into an effective photography tool.
The right case
Compatible with both the iPhone 6/6S and iPhone 6/S Plus, the Olloclip’s Studio Case makes it simple to add photography accessories to the phone. The protective case clips over the phone and has a groove on the back cover that enables the user to attach brackets easily and quickly. Included with the case are two cold shoe mounts for attaching grips or lights, portrait and landscape orientation mounts for a tripod or mics and a kickstand to prop the phone up while reviewing captured photos and videos.
The Smartphone Spy Lens enables users to take a picture at a 90-degree angle while holding the device in a texting position. This sly way of taking pictures works with all iPhone models, attaches via a magnetic ring and swivels 360 degrees to allow picture taking from any angle.
A device that plugs into the headphone jack, the Pocket Spotlight (see featured image courtesy of SwissMiss.com) gives a continuous light source for the iPhone 6/6S or 6/6S Plus. Although this may be awkward with the new models because the headphone jack is at the bottom of the device, it still enables the user to set the exposure properly and see what their subject matter. The Pocket Spotlight can last up to an hour from one USB charge and gives users the ability to create diffuse light, dramatic lighting or lens flare.
A Telephone Lens attachment for the iPhone gives the user the ability to shoot things further away. The lens and its 12x closer view capabilities come with a clean cloth, collapsible tripod and black phone case that the lens twists onto for attachment. With the lens attached, the user focuses it by twisting the grip on the manual focus ring.
Capturing steady shots with an iPhone is easy with a small, flexible tripod like the Joby GripTight GorillaPod. The flexible tripod can bend its legs around branches and other objects and has magnetic feet for attachment to metal surfaces. With the GorillaPod’s 180-degree levelling head, users can shoot in landscape or portrait orientation with a 360-degree pan. The tripod has a 135-degree tilt, and the tripod and mount are usable separately.
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