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Valentine’s Day is for showering a significant other with love, flowers and chocolate. This year, add iPhone gear to that list. There are plenty of iPhone camera gadgets and accessories available to improve photography skills, keep a selfie or influencer game strong, or to keep iPhones safe when using the camera. Whether they’re just starting to expand their iPhone camera skills, or upgrading to more serious equipment, here’s a round-up of the perfect iPhone gear to make your Valentine – and their iPhone photography game – shine.
iPhone Lens Kit
Mobile-photography enthusiasts may already have a favorite external iPhone camera lens that suits their needs. However, single camera lenses can easily be
lost or damaged. An iPhone camera lens kit makes it easy to switch between camera lenses by bundling them together. They prevent lenses from getting lost and protect from dirt and damage. Lens kits offer telephoto, fisheye, wide-angle, and macro/super-macro lens options. Photographers can easily experiment to find that perfect shot without spending time switching between lenses. They’re easy to use. Magnetically attach, clip, or snap the lenses onto the iPhone. Place a lens in front of the iPhone camera, and start shooting.
The perfect snapshot can be challenging if the camera isn’t perfectly still. An iPhone tripod simultaneously secures and props up an iPhone. Place it wherever you want to get the best shot. Tripods can be compact enough to stash in a bag for a quick getaway or day trip. Some are tabletop-sized. Others feature longer legs that stabilize a phone higher up.
Some iPhone tripods have flexible legs that attach an iPhone to a branch, railing, uneven surface, or other surfaces to assist with creative shots.
For Valentines who love road trips, being the car DJ, or just have long commutes, a secure iPhone car mount is essential for safe yet functional phone use while driving. Navigating a long road trip or curating an ever-changing playlist, requires safe, hands-free phone access.
For many people, iPhones are the source for navigation, messages, music, and hands-free phone calls. Holding or looking down at a phone while driving is a huge safety risk. iPhone mounts hold a phone steady where the phone’s screen is easily viewed and accessed. An iPhone mount can be inserted in an air vent, or be dashboard-mounted through a magnet or suction.
iPhone Light Rings
A portable iPhone light ring is the perfect gift for the selfie superstar. Ring lights add ambience and lighting effects when taking pictures. They are especially useful on a night out or to provide the perfect conference-call look. Light rings are compact and convenient.
They fit securely on an iPhone case surrounding the screen to cast light to the subject of the photo. Dimmable desktop iPhone ring light kits that sit on a small tripod are also available. Their light can be adjusted to different warmth levels, remove unwanted shadows, and enhance features.
A colorful light kit uses all the colors of the rainbow to give visuals infinite lighting possibilities.
iPhone Rig System
An iPhone rig system is the perfect Valentine’s gift for someone who wants to take their photography game to the next level. Camera rig systems add better ergonomics, adaptability, and expandability of an iPhone camera in one system. Rig systems are built to be rugged with a comfortable grip for hours of use. These add stability for capturing smooth, stable shots, with full access to all of the iPhone’s buttons and charging ports.
Rig systems also feature multiple built-in accessory mounts to attach lights, lenses, filters, and more. As an all-in-one selfie stick, hand grip, and portable tripod, rig systems are the ultimate iPhone camera accessory.
iPhone Handle Grip
As iPhones become more regularly used for serious photography, so are the risks of damaging them while setting up that perfect shot. An iPhone handle grip is a practical yet professional tool for the visual storyteller.
An iPhone handle grip is a portable way to hold the iPhone camera with an adjustable clamp and wide rubber pads. Handle grips attach to hold an iPhone securely, with either a wooden or rubberized handle and wrist strap that allows for more comfortable photography, without having to hold the phone itself.
Many handle grip sets include a mini tripod mount and a traveller stand that secures an iPhone in landscape or portrait mode.
iPhone External Flash
Your Valentine is the light of your life. But do they need a little more light for their iPhone camera? Taking photos under low light on an iPhone can be challenging. Even in night mode.
Without a way to properly light a scene, photos turn out too dark or unevenly lit. An iPhone external flash is convenient for low light situations. It can make a difference for selfies, portraits, or outdoor photography at night. External flashes are typically LED lights that sync via bluetooth to the iPhone’s shutter. It creates flashy images using an off-camera flash.
They have adjustable lighting levels, as well as reflecting and diffusing options to create shadows. External flashes are available in different sizes such as cubes or rounds. They can either be handheld or placed on a stand for still photography.
Remote for iPhone Camera
Wireless remotes for iPhones are not new technology, but upgraded capabilities means they’re more useful than ever. A wireless remote for an iPhone camera can automatically connect to your phone in seconds to be ready for action.
iPhone camera remotes are small in size, lightweight, and easy to carry and store. Many can operate up to 30 feet away. This gives the photographer room to roam for snapping selfies and group photos with friends and family from afar. For nature lovers, iPhone camera remotes are ideal for nature photography. Set up the phone and snap photos from a distance without disturbing the subject.
Choosing the right accessories for your Valentine’s iPhone camera will let them take better quality images. They also make you a great gift-giver. With so many photography accessories available for the iPhone camera your Valentine will surely adore them and you.
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