iPhone accessories: transform your iPhone into a great camera

Since its launch in 2007, the iPhone has slowly but surely changed the face of digital photography, and its being helped by a lot of iPhone accessories. It has even spawned the phenomenon known as “iPhoneography”, a form of photography where photos are created and edited on an iOS device. Even though camera was modest on the first three iPhone models, the device quickly became popular on photo sharing websites like Flickr. With the launch of the iPhone 4, Apple quickly became a major player in the digital photography space due to the massive improvements in the quality of the camera. This also represents the moment when the iPhone camera accessories market became more interesting. You can now get all kind of accessories for your iPhone, from lenses to stabilisers. Also, the photo editing software available for iOS is extremely diverse, while applications like Instagram have created new niches in the market. Below are some accessories for your iOS device that can help you enhance and capture those special moments, for your loved ones or all the world to see.


Cameramator What is does: Cameramator is a device which you connect to your DSLR camera and then it wirelessly sends the picture you take to your iPad. It’s very useful as you can immediately check the photos you take on the larger screen of your iPad. Price: £280 Compatible devices: iPhone/iPod/Mac More details: http://www.cameramator.com/

mCAM Lite

mCAM Lite What it does: This mCAM Lite fits very neatly and securely around your iPhone, and allows you to access all usable ports and buttons on the phone. This case comes with a 37mm wide angle/macro lens with a secure aluminum threaded mount that interchangeable with other filters and optics. Price: £96 Compatible iPhone Models: iPhone 4/iPhone 4S/iPhone 5 More details: http://www.actionlifemedia.com/mcamlite


Bubblescope What is does: Bubblescope can be attached directly to your iPhone lens, the circular attachment then allows you to take 360 degree photos and videos of your surroundings. There is also a companion app, BubblePix, available free of charge on the AppStore. Price: £49.99 Compatible iPhone Models: iPhone 4/iPhone 4S/iPhone 5 More details: www.bubblescope.com


Glif What it does: Glif is a simple yet effective accessory, for if you want to get a stable shot but don't own a tripod with the necessary function to allow you to attach your iPhone. The Glif is a small attachment that screws onto your tripod that allows you to do so. It can also be used as a stand to allow you to watch videos more comfortably. Price: £12 Compatible iPhone Models: iPhone 4/iPhone 4S/iPhone 5 More details: http://www.studioneat.com/products/glif


Olloclip What it does: The Olloclip gives you numerous lenses to experiment with, such as fisheye, macro and wide-angle lens, all in one small and easy clip on. The tiny device clips onto your camera, and can be easily removed and cleaned with the provided microfibre carry-case. It also works effortlessly with all your photography and social media apps. Price: £45 Compatible iPhone Models: iPhone 4/iPhone 4S/iPhone 5/iPod touch 4G More details: http://www.olloclip.com/ Whether you're an aspiring photographer or just a hobbyist with a few pounds to spare, there is something available for everyone. If you already own any of these accessories, or you have used some other ones, let us know about your experience in the comments.
May 07, 2014