The Best iPhone Accessories for Photographers

23/01/2020 11:55 AM

As mobile technology continues to evolve, smartphones are an increasingly important part of the modern photographer’s toolkit. From hobbyists to professionals, many photographers now rely on their smartphones to create videos and images that rival those taken by conventional cameras.


While iPhones and similar smartphones do a great job straight out of the box, there’s always room for improvement. At Ted’s Cameras, we stock a large range of handy smartphone accessories that can complement the capabilities of your phone’s camera and enhance image quality. Whether you’re a dedicated iPhonographer or are searching for a gift for your favourite shutterbug, check out our 6 best iPhone accessories for photography and content creation below.


Black Eye 3-in-1 Kit

Looking to grow your photography tool kit on a budget or spoil your favourite photographer without blowing the bank? The Black Eye 3-in-1 kit is a great option that won’t blow the budget - but will still give you the satisfaction that comes from giving a thoughtful gift. As the name suggests, this kit provides 3 different lenses, which is perfect for beginner smartphone photographers looking to experiment with different styles and effects. 

 

The 180-degree fisheye lens provides a unique and fresh look that is sometimes seen in extreme sport or dramatic landscape photography. The wide-angle lens provides a field of view commonly favoured by traditional landscapes, while this lens option unscrews to reveal a Macro lens, great for capturing detailed shots of the close-up world. 

 

Thanks to the innovative clip system, this Blackeye kit is quick and easy to use, while the coated and polished glass allows the initial quality of your smartphone camera to be retained.


Joby Griptight Mount Pro 2

The Joby Griptight mount 2 is a well-made mount that allows you to safely and securely attach your phone to a tripod support system. The mount facilitates most phones on the market, while a standard ¼”-20 tripod mount is at the bottom, making your tripod options virtually infinite.

 

Great for a multitude of mobile uses, including still photography, video and vlogging, the GripTight Pro 2 can easily switch between landscape and portrait orientations, as well as tilt so you can fine-tune the composition. This accessory is a stepping stone to getting more out of your smartphone camera, with a removable cold shoe mount included for adding mics, lights and other accessories, as well as space for a Gorillapod arm or other items with a ¼”-20 mount.


Rode Videomic Me

Know someone who can’t help but film everything they see? The Rode VideoMic Me might be perfect for them. This discreet and lightweight directional microphone connects straight to the headphone socket of your phone, pairing the high-quality video of a smartphone with pro-level audio. Weighing just 34 grams, this is the ideal small iPhone accessory for photographers who don’t want to carry around a huge kit of gear and are likely to launch into content creation, anytime and anywhere.


The VideoMic Me features a premium directional microphone, which despite its small stature, is way ahead of built-in Smartphone microphones in terms of audio quality. At the rear of this microphone, you’ll find a 3.5mm headphone jack which allows users to monitor audio during filming, as well as hear an instant playback of results without disconnecting the microphone from their smartphone.


Joby Telepod Mobile with BT remote

If you’re shopping for someone who loves the spotlight, the Joby Telepod is a small but useful gift that any aspiring iPhonographer will love. The Telepod has multiple uses, including that of a standard mini tripod, an elevating tripod and a comfortable handgrip. This mini tripod features a useful and easy to operate ball head, which enables varied adjustments to composition, while a Griptight mount can be found at the top for securely mounting a smartphone.

 

The Joby Telepod is the best fit for content creators that spend most of their time in front of the camera. The comfortable hand grip can be used for capturing selfies, while the centre column extends out for a total length of 24 inches, making it even easier to snap the most flattering angle. To make selfie capture even simpler, this kit includes a Bluetooth impulse remote, a simple unit that can be hidden in the palm of your hand for firing your shutter at opportune times. The perfect hair flick or spontaneous moment will never be missed again!


Moza Mini S

Gimbals have become increasingly popular in recent times thanks to their ability to provide a high level of stability and smoothness in relatively portable packages. They’re ideal for taking the place of more expensive and cumbersome professional video gear. Most of us think of camera gimbals as tools for DSLR and Mirrorless cameras but they can also be put to great use with smartphones, as is the case with the Moza Mini-S.

 

The Mini-S features a folding design, which is great for portability, and it weighs less than 500 grams. If you’re serious about capturing great content on-the-go, this is the right accessory to carry in your backpack at all times. With its 10-degree tilt, the unique handgrip is comfortable in your hand for extended shooting times and it features controls for various functions of your phone to allow you to shoot one-handed. The Moza Mini-S includes various follow-modes for you to explore, as well as stable movements along each axis, so you’ll always be poised to get the shot from the right angle - no matter how tricky that might seem.

Regular Price: $149.95

Special Price $99.95


Black Eye G3 Pro Kit

If your content creating loved one seems to have exhausted the capabilities available from their smartphone, then they’d probably benefit from an upgrade. Don’t worry - you don’t need to buy them a new phone! Just grab the Black Eye G3 Pro kit. The Black Eye G3 provides three strikingly different effects that can’t be replicated by the use of a regular smartphone, no matter how many fresh new apps are being released.

 

These three effects are the unique full-frame fisheye, the close-up friendly macro lens, and the 3x tele lens - this lens obtains a closer view without the need to physically move any closer and it is great for portrait photography.

 

Black Eye lenses can be swiftly attached to phones on the go, while their compatibility with both front and rear-facing cameras allows users to swap between the observed and the observer at the drop of a hat. Black Eye has made its name on the premium quality of its products, both optically and physically, and this G3 pro kit is no exception.


Shop the best gifts for photographers today

At Ted’s Cameras, we know that inspiration for the perfect photo or image can strike anytime, anywhere. Take your photography on the go and transform your smartphone into a powerful content creation tool with our range of phone accessories for photographers.

 

Need more guidance about which accessories work best for your phone? Head into your local Ted’s Cameras store to get advice from our friendly team today!


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