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When I first got an iPhone, I knew I was living in the future. Apple has made an amazing tool and they keep updating the iPhone with new iterations, now up to 11. Apple iPhones have been great for photographers since the included cameras and camera apps are very high quality and full of useful features.
Since these are so good for serious and casual photography, we looked for some iPhone 11 accessories that photographers might like having. Hey! It’s not too early for holiday shopping, right? What does your favorite iPhoneographer want or what would best assist your own iPhoneography?
If it’s a camera, at some point you could use a camera support. One of the best iPhone 11 accessories for camera support is the Octopad camera and accessory mount.
The Octopad is a unique mount that isn’t a tripod, isn’t a clamp, and isn’t a suction cup. It’s a pad that’s weighted on the bottom and has a non-slip material that keeps in place on surfaces that angled up to 45 degrees.
You can add a small ball and socket head or an accessory arm to increase the versatility of this handy tool. For mounting the iPhone 11, you will need an iPhone adapter to hold it on the ball head or extendable arm.
Some of the things that make the Octopad one of top iPhone 11 accessories are that versatility of placement, the options for holding a camera or other device, and the low price point. You could add a couple of these to your gear bag for around what I pay for iced lattes each week.
Joby GripTight GorillaPod
My first two iPhone 11 gadgets are a way to hold the smartphone. If you need to be able to mount the iPhone 11 to a tree limb, fence post, chair back, or hat rack, the Joby GripTight GorillaPod is a good choice.
What makes this device stand out is that the tripod legs double as a grip due to their articulated design. You will need to add a smartphone holder to have it fit your iPhone 11.
In addition to the grippy legs feature, you can use the Joby GorrilaPod as a regular table tripod or travel tripod. Smush the legs together and it can be a hand grip for smoother video.
Tamoria 3D Oneness iPhone 11 Camera Lens Protector
The iPhone 11 is a great photographic tool, so treating the smartphone like a camera will become a habit for many. Since I put protective filters on some of my lenses, it makes sense that a protective filter for the iPhone 11 lenses would exist.
Tamoria 3D Oneness iPhone 11 Camera Lens Protector is the iPhone 11 equivalent of a screw in UV filter. We have been buying screen protectors for ages, a lens protector is one of my top iPhone 11 accessories ideas.
It is an interesting little tool. It covers both lenses and has cutouts for the mic and the light. The cutout for the light (or flash) even has a black ring to prevent any light scattering from negatively affecting the image or video.
iPhone Headphone Adapter
For some reason, Apple doesn’t put a headphone jack on any iPhones anymore. Since some of us may already have a favorite headphone we use, this little iPhone Headphone Adapter is worth its weight in music downloads.
Using the iPhone 11 as a video camera, using a good pair of headphones is essential to monitoring the audio portion of the recording. This adapter does double the work with one socket for 3.5mm jacks and one for Lightning which connects iPhones to other Apple devices.
For my money, and it isn’t much, about 1 ½ iced lattes to use my previous currency converter, I’ll take a little added versatility and capability in regards to plugging things in to my devices.
Cambond Waterproof Phone Pouch
A waterproof pouch is very useful for outdoor photographers. Since we end up taking our smartphones almost anywhere, camera protection from the elements can become important in the case of inclement weather which can suddenly come up.
Cambond Waterproof Phone Pouch gives all weather protection and it floats. It’s great for skiing vacations, either at the beach or lake or at a mountaintop resort. Plus, if it rains on me, my iPhone 11 is safe.
Stay tuned for more iPhone fun in future articles.