- Using Phone Photography Accessories
- HoldFast Sightseer Cell Phone Pouch
- OctoPad Camera Mount
- Neewer 18” Ring Light Kit
- Synco G1L Wireless Lavalier Mic
- The perfect pouch.
- An amazing camera mount.
- Lighting for still photography and videography.
- A wireless microphone system for superb audio during video recording.
I am so excited that smartphone photography has progressed to its current point. My personal phone and many other models have large (for a phone) size sensors with multi-megapixel resolution, excellent lenses of varying focal lengths, and camera apps that allow operations similar to DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Mine even records images in a RAW format!
Our smartphones also have amazing video capabilities. The video is so good on some of these that the companies have filmed parts of their own TV commercials for their phones with their own phones. So we want to match up some great phone photography accessories to take advantage of the capabilities we have at our disposal.
Here are four phone photography accessories to supplement your primary smartphone photography gear to enable you to make full use of the phone photography capabilities at your fingertips.
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Using Phone Photography Accessories
Just as with DSLR and mirrorless photography and videography, the reason for using phone photography accessories is to allow you to do something you couldn’t do without them or do something much better with them.
My list of four phone photography accessories includes:
HoldFast Sightseer Cell Phone Pouch
The Holdfast Sightseer Cell Phone Pouch is the perfect method for carrying your smartphone while hiking, working, or out specifically to capture images and video. Made from American Bison leather and heavy-duty waxed canvas, it’s lined with Aztec flannel fleece for good protection.
You can carry the pouch by itself, but it’s better utilized by attaching it to something. HoldFast makes a leather belt, various bags and cases, and the best camera strap in existence, the MoneyMaker camera harness strap. Your new cell phone pouch attaches to any fine photography accessories.
Above, enjoy a short video from the HoldFast Youtube channel covering the Cell Phone Pouch.
OctoPad Camera Mount
The OctoPad Camera Mount is an ingenious solution for needing a light stand, microphone holder, or something like a tripod, but without the size and weight for your smartphone photography and video recording.
It’s a weighted disk that’s mostly rigid, but the base has a little bit of give to conform to uneven surfaces. It also has a non-slip pad, allowing it to be placed on surfaces angled up to 45 degrees.
On top is a ¼-20 thread that lets you replace the included ball head with any number of other phone photography accessories and clamps for whatever you need to do with your phone photography gear.
Neewer 18” Ring Light Kit
A ring light is one of the most useful lighting units a photographer could ask for. It provides soft, shadow-free light when used close up and a pleasant wash of light when used at greater distances, such as recording a video for your YouTube channel.
Most video recordings can benefit from at least a little light modification. This Neewer 18” ring light is useful for still photography portraits and is virtually invaluable for small product photography or instructional videos.
Synco G1L Wireless Lavalier Mic
Since our smartphones are so capable with all their modern features, you’ll notice I’m leaning a bit toward making use of their fine video performance in my list of top phone accessories.
Much like wireless earbuds, the wireless lavalier Synco G1L mic connects wirelessly to provide clear audio of your subject or yourself while recording. It even has vocal special effects and an earpiece jack for you to monitor just what’s going on in your video.
Whatever style of smartphone photography or videography you're doing, these four phone photography accessories will help you do it more easily.