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The Best 7 iPhone Photography Accessories you Can’t live without

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Are you looking for iPhone Photography accessories/gadgets to put on your Amazon Wish List or that would be perfect to give as gift(s) to others? These 7 iPhone Photography Accessories will make you and /or your loved one feel and look like a pro while taking photographs.

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Do you know that the majority of people take more photos on their iPhones than with any other camera they have EVER owned? These days the convenience of having your camera as part of your phone makes taking photos so much easier.

I love my iPhone! ? And something I love just as much are the iPhone photography accessories that I can’t live without.

Looking for photo accessories for an iPhone? This Free Gift Guide will help you find the perfect gift for someone else.

Which is the best iPhone for Photography?

With each new version of the iPhone that get released, the camera gets better and better.

Funny story: I purchased my iPhone 7+ only because of the camera and the ‘Portrait’ function of the camera. ?

I know, I know.. I’m a sucker for a new phone feature. As I’m sure many others are. But, I have not upgraded since then, because I have realized that the right iPhone Photography App takes any of the phones to The Next Level.

I would never tell you to go out and get the latest iPhone Model to take photographs, as the most recent models can all work well… Unless you’re trying to win a major photography competition, my personal opinion is that you can get photos of amazing quality with any of the more recent iPhone models.

That being said, the photography gadgets that are listed below only work with the newer models of iPhone. As I previously mentioned, I still use and can find accessories for the iPhone 7 Plus.


Essential iPhone Photo Accessories

iPhone Photo Accessories are a great and inexpensive way to up your photography. They can drastically improve the image and also help you take photos, especially when you’re taking photos on your own. The majority of these iPhone camera accessories can be found on Amazon.

1. Olloclip Lens Set

The Olloclip is one of my favorite lens set. I had another set previous to this set and the lenses were clipped on differently, which caused the clip to break after several uses.

So when looking for another lens set, I came across the Olloclip and was intrigued by the way the lens clipped on. I especially love the way you can place a lens on the back for the rear camera and one for the front camera too.

The ease of clipping and interchanging the lenses is a priority for many people and their iPhone photography journey. Also the clips are easy to transport. With three lenses included in the set (Fisheye, Super wide, and Macro) this is more than enough for the everyday iPhone photographers.

According to Amazon:

  • Selfie-ready to work seamlessly on both front and rear-facing cameras. Connect interchangeable lens system for creating the perfect set to match your adventure. Hinged base keeps the lens flush with the camera for improved optical performance. Screen protector friendly up to 0.5mm.
  • Wearable Pendant Stand keeps the lens accessible and opens to create a pocket-sized tripod. Works with all camera apps and is even great for video, time-lapse, panoramas and 360 VR photos. Included in box: Core Lens Set, iPhone 7 clip + pendant stand, iPhone 7 Plus clip + pendant stand, lens caps, microfiber cloth
Having iPhone Photography Accessories is the key to taking great photos, especially with the fisheye lens.
Olloclip with Fisheye lens

2. iPhone Mini-Tripod, Adjustable Camera Stand with wireless remote

This mini tripod is one of the iPhone Photography Accessories that I cannot live without. Perfect size and very versatile.
Kobratech Mini Tripod with wireless remote

This mini-tripod is my go-to tripod. It is versatile and allows to stand up on level surfaces, as well as, being able to bend and wrap around surfaces that are not necessarily as stable.

For example, you can place it on a large rock and also wrap it around a park bench in order to capture your favorite photographs.

As an added bonus, the tripod also comes with a wireless remote control for those moments when you’re taking photos alone (like I do 90% of the time). This allows you to capture that next great moment and not miss it.

According to Amazon:

  • PORTABLE & VERSATILE – Take this mini tripod anywhere you go. Easily fits in your bag. The perfect travel companion! No where to stand it? No problem! Get the perfect shot no matter where you are thanks to the unique flexible tripod design. Bend the legs on uneven ground or wrap them on a post.
  • BONUS REMOTE – The included Bluetooth remote shutter means no more asking strangers to take a picture for you. Take your own photos & videos from up to 30 feet away!
  • UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY – Fits any size phone including the iPhone X, 8 Plus, Galaxy S9+, Pixel XL and more. (Note: large phones may need to remove thick cases)
The mini tripod and Olloclip lens are essential iPhone photography accessories.
Kobratech Mini Tripod & Olloclip Lens 

3. iPhone 7/8 Plus Camera Case Cover with long strap by Black Lemon

Part of the iPhone Photography Accessories arsenal is a novelty camera phone case!
iPhone Novelty Camera Case 

Okay, okay… This item may not be a ‘must-have’ item, per se, but it was something that will make any iPhone photographer smile. I’ve gotten some pretty interesting looks while walking around with case and I enjoy the quirkiness of it.

According to Amazon:

  • Attracts more attention for its creative shape.Featuring a very passable smoky lens, solid buttons and realistic switches, it has both the weight and feel of a genuine camera shell.
  • Comes with a Removable Neck Lanyard Camera Strap (almost 40 inches), you can hang around you neck to match your outfit. And the sling is also removable.
  • Nearly every port is accessible with the exception of the MUTE BUTTON. That is easy enough to resolve by simply peeling the top left corner of the case away from the phone to flip the switch.The durable frame keeps its shape remarkably well, so there is very little stretching from this action. SPEAKERS, PORTS & CAMERA LENS are not covered, so completely removing the case or cutting into it is not necessarily.

4. RavPower Battery Pack Portable Charger

One important piece to add to your iPhone Photography Accessories is a power bank/portable charger.
RavPower Portable Charger 

This powerful portable charger is the king of chargers. With 3 ports to connect your phone, iPad and any other electric, you will never leave your home without this important device.

According to Amazon:

  • Triple-Device Charging: 3 iSmart USBs automatically adjust the output up to 5.8A; Note: Power bank does not support Qualcomm Quick Charge
  • Colossal Battery: 22000mAh capacity charges an iPhone X for 4.9 times, a Galaxy S8 4.4 times, or an iPad mini 4 2.6 times; fully recharge in just 10-11 hours with a 2.4A charger
  • Safer for Longer: Secure high-density Li-Polymer battery retains up to 70-80% of its full capacity even after 500 charge-discharge cycles

5. Lifeprint Printer

Do you want your photos to come to life? Then you need to add this printer to your iPhone Photography Accessories
Lifeprint Portable Photo & Video Printer

Bring your photographs to life with LifePrint Photo Printer. In the following video you can see how great this printer is and the magic it creates. I promise, you are going to be surprised by the things you can create with this portable printer.

According to Amazon:

  • AUGMENTED REALITY: Lifeprint’s Augmented Reality Hyperphotos make your photos come to life like magic in your hands. Just think magical Harry Potter photos.
  • WORLD’S FIRST SHAREABLE PHOTO PRINTER: Easily connect with your Lifeprint friends and share real photos directly to each others’ printers around the world. Christmas cards anyone?
  • PRINT FROM SOCIAL MEDIA: Print saved Snaps, Facebook, Instagram, Apple Live Photos, moving GIFs, and more. Just imagine the cat video possibilities…
  • SUPER SMALL AND PORTABLE: Bring Lifeprint to parties, concerts, and festivals and share photos right there with friends. You’ll be glad you did.

6. Smove Mobile Smartphone Stabilizer

The Smove Mobile let's you take amazing video and is one of the best accessories to have in your iphone photography arsenal.
Smove Smartphone Stabilizer 

The newest gadget to hit the market is the Smove Mobile Smartphone Stabilizer. If you haven’t seen the videos from their Instagram ads, you are missing out. Its ability to take smooth iPhone video of yourself or someone else is amazing. This new gadget is making waves in the iPhone photo and video industries.

According to their website:

SMOVE MOBILE is a 3-axis all size smartphone stabilizer with a built-in telescopic extension with pro features: auto face follow and object tracking video recording, programmable motion time lapse, auto portrait mode and panorama, tripod and extension adapter mount, and full user customizable controls.

7. Aluminum Camera Phone Tripod

This is the most important piece of photography gear I own. I love the way it folds so compact and fits in the favorite photography backpack.

According to Amazon:

  • Smartphone Tripod Mount: Easy attachment & padded grip to avoid cellphone damage; Works with all cell phone cases; Mount stretches between 1.8 to 3.5 inches, fits all iPhone and Android phone sizes and universal screw attaches to all tripods
  • Compatibility: Aluminum Camera Tripod with Cellphone/iPhone Tripod Mount fits all Apple iPhones, Samsung & Most Other Smartphones, and most video cameras, digital cameras, still cameras, projector, GoPro devices, and scopes with 1/4” screw thread
  • Perfect for Travel / Hiking: With dimensions 3.1 x 3.1 x 15 inches and weight less than 1lb, you are able to carry your tripod in the designed bag anywhere you like
  • Carrying Bag Included/Tripod Height Range: 23″-50″/Tripod Max Load: 1kg/ Weight: 430g

Are you looking for some great Apps to help with your iPhone Photography Journey? 
Then read all about 7 of my favorite iPhone Photography Apps.


In Conclusion

No matter what level you are in your iPhone Photography journey, there is sure to be something that you will find that will improve your photography experience. Knowing what you need is the first step. Then, comes the process of learning how to use it and perfecting it.

What is your favorite iPhone gear, either Photography or other? 

Until the Next Adventure…

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Jackie is the HV blogger behind Hudson Valley Exposed, featuring the hottest things to do, places to see and weekend getaways. Get information from a local who is seeing it all! She lives in the Mid-Hudson Valley Region with her hubby, kids, and doggies.