2019 Buyer’s Guide: iPhone Photography Gear & Accessories
Do you have a photographer on your holiday gift list that you’d love to surprise with a unique and useful iPhone photography accessory? We’ve included a smartphone lens kit, tripod, photo gear bag, and more in our vacation shopper’s guide. Browse these gifts for photographers to find the best gift for your favorite shutter.
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Moment External Lens Set (Starting at $84.99)
I’ve tried various external lenses for my iPhone over the years, but these lenses from Moment are definitely my favorite. I can capture amazing shots with them (I especially love macro lenses), and they’re incredibly durable and easy to clean. You may not see how the latter is a huge selling point, but after months of using the same lenses they inevitably get dirty and your image quality suffers if you don’t clean them regularly. They are also very easy to connect to my iPhone. Unfortunately, you have to wear one of Moment’s special iPhone cases to use these lenses. However, Moment’s cases are beautiful, and I think the sacrifice is worth it if you love photography.
Joby GripTight One GP Magnetic Impulse Tripod ($51.05)
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to balance my phone on my car, bag, or other unstable surfaces to take a picture of myself somewhere. This tripod has been a great tool in those situations. Its flexible legs help me adapt it to a variety of surfaces. I particularly love its magnetic feet, which I’ve used to securely attach my phone to metal objects like my car or a flagpole. And best of all, this tripod is small enough to easily fit in my bag.
Bumbag Co. Casual Bags (Starting at $22.99)
You’ll want a place to store all of your gear, and Bumbag has a variety of fun and affordable options! ***** packs can be really helpful if you’re exploring the woods with your gear, as they allow you to try different angles without your bag getting in the way. The company’s simple shoulder bags are also great, offering an easy way to carry your accessories.
Mophie Powerstation Plus with Lightning Connector ($75.85)
Portable chargers are really useful when taking a lot of pictures. I recommend this 6,040 mAh battery from Mophie. It packs plenty of power, is small enough to easily fit in your bag, and best of all, has a built-in Lightning cable. That means you won’t have to deal with extra cables in your bag (and I don’t know about you, but that’s a big selling point for me).
Litra Torch 2.0 ($85.00)
Even though Apple has improved the flash on newer iPhone models, it’s still not ideal to use when capturing your photos. I recommend this light from Litra. It’s rugged, waterproof, and offers professional-quality lighting for your portraits or videos. It lights subjects without being too harsh, and unlike the iPhone’s flash, the LitraTorch’s lighting is adjustable, so you can use the setting that works best for you.