Do you own a phone with a camera and want to take magnificent photos using that phone? If you don’t have the money to invest in a DSLR or don’t feel like carrying around a heavy camera, you can still take high-quality photos for Instagram! Just check out some of these phone accessories that can improve those adorable pictures of your cats, dogs, frogs and more!
When you want to take portraits, having a levelled and stable camera is important. Using a tripod would be best for this and having a remote makes it much easier for when you’re taking those family photos with no one to take it.
Photo by @arkon_mounts
Finding good lighting can be difficult on those dull, cloudy days or when you’re in your dark room thinking about life. Using this mini ring light, you can have perfect lighting to up you selfie game.
Photo by @lovelilia_xo
This era is the digital age but having physical photos, whether for scrapbooking, framing or just to look back on later on, is nice to have. This isn’t essential but it is cute and having a small pocket sized photo printer is something you can show off and cherish.
Photo by @sbtc_chris
A portable charger is something anyone, with a mobile device, not just phoneographers, should have. It’s essential when you’re out all day using your phone to take photos. Using your camera tends to drain your battery really quick so it’s highly recommended to have an extra charger with you.
Photo by @shokomiyamoto
Just like cameras have interchangeable lenses to achieve different feelings or effects in photos, these miniature lenses are easy to use and can give your pictures a unique look.
Photo by @klaudiaxxka
For those extreme selfie takers, or the big groups of friends that just can’t get everyone in the picture, we bring to you the selfie stick. Some of us just have short arms and can’t reach far enough to include the cool scenery in your selfie but now we have the selfie stick!
Photo by @jakerichtravels
We know you don’t take underwater photos on the daily but having this keeps you prepared those unexpected situations as well. What if it rains, or even worse, your phone falls in the toilet somehow?
Photo by @tech21official
This is random, but it can be used for mini photoshoots with small objects. You get really professional shots that look part of a high-end ad. You can even DIY your own instead of dropping $27 on this one, just follow these instructions.
Photo by @simbis_shop
Though this technically isn’t an accessory, it is important. Using the default camera app on a cell phone may not give you exposure options, so you aren’t given much control over the look of your photos. Apps like VSCO allows you to control ISO, shutter and aperture. Editing apps like Photoshop Express can help get rid of those small imperfections or create great looking effects.
Photo by @jessies_photography12
Similar design to the lenses, these filters can be useful for colour correcting. Unfortunately you can’t use these in conjunction with the lenses but they’re good to have around.
Photo by @skywalk.er