What are the iPhone accessories that every aspiring photographer wants to have? If you are ready to leave the world of bathroom mirror selfies behind in favor of real photography, there are five must-have products for any new and seasoned hobbyist. They take into account the need for ease of use, installation and set up.
COVR Photo iPhone Case
Available in black or white for $55 from KickStarter, the COVR photo iPhone case was designed for the clandestine photographer. While there is obviously a chance for abuse, the real value of this case is easily recognized by the parent who enjoys taking un-staged snapshots of the kids in action. Those in the photography business, too, know how much easier it is to take candid shots when the subject does not have a clue that he is being filmed.
The olloclip Telephoto + Circular Polarizing Lens
Visit the Apple Store for the olloclip telephoto and circular polarizing lens attachment. Suitable for the iPhone 5 or the iPod touch (fifth generation), this clip-on tool “brings you twice as close to your subject” while also cutting down significantly on glare and unwanted reflections.
Since you are shopping at the Apple Store, do not pass by the ioShutterSLR without giving it another look. This nifty device lets you connect your iPhone to your camera. This hookup then allows you to control the camera’s shutter. This might just be the ultimate selfie setup. By the way, this tool also makes time-lapse photography and even picture taking after dark a snap! With a modest investment of $70, this is not a bad deal!
GoPro HERO3+ Video Camera
Also from the Apple Store, the GoPro HERO3+ video camera is a unique way of using your iPhone to control a video camera. You do need to download the GoPro application. The output is professional grade HD video. This is quickly becoming a popular iPhone accessory even though it is priced at almost $400. Because of its diminutive size and superior output, hobbyists and professionals alike may find this a useful gadget when traveling.
Bluetooth Speaker III
When you take videos in addition to still photos, you want to have the sound to go along with the images. Replay them in style with the Bluetooth speaker III from Bose. Granted, it costs about $300, but for this money you can hook up a variety of Bluetooth devices as well as a tablet. And this is where you store your movies, isn’t it?