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8 iPhone camera accessories that will enhance your photos and videos

8 iPhone camera accessories that will enhance your photos and videos

While the original iPhone revolutionized the smartphone, it’s fair to say that its camera was lacking. But a lot has changed since June 2007, the best iPhones have become image-making powerhouses that can capture high-resolution images and 4K video; conquer challenging low-light conditions; and expand creative options, thanks to multiple camera modules. Some even boast professional features such as Apple ProRaw and ProRes capture, as well as in-body image stabilization.

It’s not surprising then that the iPhone has become the camera of choice for casual photographers and has even been adopted by professional content creators. But while each new iteration increases the versatility of this multimedia multi-tool, there are still a few essential accessories that will help you up your production values and squeeze every ounce of creativity out of your iPhone. Here are my top picks…

Mike Harris, iMore contributor

Mike Harris

I’m Deputy Editor of N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine, but moonlight as iMore’s go-to photography know-it-all. I’ve worked in the photo industry for over six years and have been an avid iPhone photographer since the iPhone 4. I firmly believe that iPhone photography is a great starting point for burgeoning photographers, so I’ve created a series of iPhone photography basics tutorials so you can either firm up your existing iPhone camera skills or embark on a whole new passion.

1. Tripod and tripod mount 

iPhone 13 mounted on the Joby GripTight PRO 2, overlooking a river

An iPhone tripod head like the Joby GripTight PRO 2 Mount can be attached to most standard tripods. (Image credit: Future)

If you’re looking to find that magic accessory that will have an instant impact on the quality of your iPhone photos, then a tripod and tripod mount is as close as you’re going to get. Being able to lock your iPhone on a tripod will allow you to steady your Night Mode images to mitigate camera shake, while enabling you to precisely refine your framing when composing images. 

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