Earlier this summer, I picked up my DSLR camera to take some photos for the blog and my shutter button wouldn’t work at all! I tried to fix it myself, but ended up having to drop it off at a camera repair shop for almost a month. Meanwhile, I relied on my iPhone to take all photos. Many of us choose to only use our smart phones for blog photography because let’s face it, sometimes it’s way easier than lugging around a big camera. You don’t always need an expensive camera to take quality pics for your blog or Instagram. There are so many tips and phone accessories that can help up your iPhone photography game! See our favorite resources below.
Tools for Taking Better iPhone Photos
1. Have you ever tried adding lenses to your iPhone? There are several cool options out there to get macro shots, wide angle photos, telephoto, you name it. We think this 5-in-1 Phone Camera Lens Kit looks amazing! And it’s compatible with all types of smartphones, not just the iPhone.
2. We think smartphone tripods are great for self-portraits and stabilizing photos in general. This Camera Tripod and Universal Smart Phone Mount is affordable, comes in a bunch of different sizes, and fits most smartphones.
3. If you’re looking for a way to take professional product photos using your smartphone only, we recommend investing in a lightbox! This folding portable lightbox studio is a great choice. If you don’t need artificial light, simple white foam boards are a cheap solution to getting crisp product photos.
4. Lastly, attempting to take the perfect flat lay photo is always easier with a pretty background. When taking flat lays, I always use my marble board or white foam boards as a clean backdrop. Another quick and cheap option is to use contact paper! We love this marble contact paper from Amazon.
Our Go-To iPhone Photography Guides
8 Tips to Taking Better iPhone Pics by Taiya Maddison
How to Create Bright & Sharp iPhone Photos by A Beautiful Mess
5 Tips for Better Smartphone Photos by Hither & Thither
10 Tips for Better iPhone Pictures by Bright & Beautiful
Want some tips on how to edit photos? Check out our iPhone photo editing process!
Do you take most blog pictures using your phone? What is your best advice for getting the perfect shot?