5 Tools Every iPhoneographer Needs for Next-Level Photos

August 11, 2018 | Author: | Posted in Photography

If you’re a travel guru, lifestyle blogger, artistic parent, backpacker extraordinaire, or any type of visual creative, you probably use your iPhone to take photos for your brand or personal social media. If you’re ready to step-up your photography game but don’t want to invest in an expensive camera, here’s a list of tools that will enhance your photos – using only your iPhone.

Attachable Lenses

Ready to fool all of your Instagram followers into thinking you have a fancy, expensive DSLR? Get a couple of attachable iPhone camera lenses and see the obvious difference even before you edit the photos.

A high-quality iPhone camera lens will have a few features that make it better than your basic iPhone camera. Anti-reflective and anti-scratch coatings guarantee you can capture those adventure shots without worrying about damaging your lens (we’ll get to your case later). Look for waterproof, dust-proof, and snow-proof lenses that will withstand everything you put it through to capture the perfect photo.

Wide and macro lenses change how much you can fit into the frame and the precise detailing you can capture. These are great for landscape, travel, sport, or lifestyle photography.

Bonus tip: Look for lenses that include 2 element glass lenses, that way no vignetting happens to your images.

Tripod + Mount

Ready to capture a long exposure shot of a lit up cityscape or flowing waterfall? Use a tripod and an iPhone designed mount to shoot a long exposure photo without shaking or low-quality clarity. Make sure the mount fits with your case, a common mistake most iPhoneographers make when choosing a tripod mount.

For expert level status, choose one that can tilt up to 180 degrees to capture portrait shots that you can share on your Instagram story. Pair with an iPhone camera lens for easy-to-shoot expert photos every session.

Waterproof Case

If you think these are only for scuba divers (and parents of toddlers), you’re wrong. Having a waterproof and shockproof iPhone case keeps your photos safe during everyday activities and extraordinary adventures. Never worry about taking those pool day photos of the kids or capturing a snowboard run while it’s sprinkling snow.

Aside from iPhoneography, it’s always a smart idea to keep your phone safe from drops, falls, and weather conditions. Protect your iPhone and encase it in a waterproof and shockproof shield that keeps it adventure (and life) ready.

Photo Editing App

A no-brainer for experts like you. Some of the best photo editing apps include VSCO, Snapseed, Afterlight 2, and Enlight. Start with your photo’s exposure, contrast, color, and details before choosing a filter (if you want to apply a filter at all). Good rule of thumb: the closer the photo looks to real life, the better.


AKA, a glorified selfie stick. Before you stick up your nose at this accessory, remember that it’s a great tool for photography and filming. Get those dramatic shots from a distance without worrying about dropping your iPhone or getting in the way of the end result photo. Make sure your monopod is durable, waterproof, and extends longer than 15 inches.

About Hitcase

Hitcase offers a selection of durable iPhone cases and iPhone camera lens options that allow users to take stunning pictures wherever they are in the world. The company’s innovative, top-quality products help get people ready for adventure.

For more information, visit Hitcase.com

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