We all love our smartphone cameras but sometimes we wish that we could take shots that look a little more…well, professional. If you’re in agreement, check out these 5 top camera attachments to smarten up your photos.
Moment Tele and Moment Wide Lenses (about £70 each)
Give your smartphone photos a professional touch with these two fantastic Moment Lenses. Created by a business which supplies high-end lenses to the cinema world, the Moment Tele offers a telephoto lens for close and personal portraits and the Moment Wide is ideal for taking photos of landscapes and groups of people. The Moment Lenses will fit more recent iPhones from the iPhone 4 and up and also some of the newer Samsung Galaxy smartphones such as the Samsung S4, S5 and the Note 3 and 4. The Moment Lenses will help you achieve sharp and crisp images eliminating pixilation and distortion the only dilemma is deciding which one to get.
instaLens (approx £25)
If you’re fed up of excess glare or your images suffer from overexposure then the Polarizer lens from instaLens is ideal for reducing glare, reflections and excess sunlight. Ideal for sun drenched climes, it will also enhance the depth and saturation of the colours in your shots, optimise the lighting conditions and give a beautiful tone to your photos. Compatible with pretty much all smartphones, the Polarizer lens fits onto your handset with an attachment ring and is small and light enough to keep on you when you need it.
Olloclip 4-in-1 lenses (around £50)
Olloclip make some great camera smartphone accessories and the 4-in-1 device means that you get four very different special effects for your mobile phone camera with this fun device. This particular Olloclip gadget comes with a fisheye lens, a wide-angle lens and two macro lenses for excellent close up shots which give a 10x and 15x zoom effect. The lenses just slide over to cover your smartphone camera lens and you’re all set.
Lensbaby Creative Mobile Kit LM-10 (approx £45)
A superb lens which give SLR type of effects for your smartphone camera. Magnetically fixed onto your handset, the LM-10 will allow you to zoom in very close to the subject you’re photographing to give you a crystal clear shot whilst deliberately blurring the edges of the image. Lensbaby also have two other lens kits called the LM-20 and LM-30 which are more powerful and clamp onto a smartphone camera.
Joby GripTight GorillaPod Stand (£15)
A fantastic and versatile stand which is ideal for shooting video and photos. It has an adjustable grip so it will fit most smartphones and its flexible design means that you can film at pretty much any angle on all types of surfaces. It folds down into a compact size so it’s also extremely portable.