16 iPhone Photography Apps to Improve Your Photos

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16 iPhone Photography Apps to Improve Your Photos

#1 Ring Light ($13)

Qiaya Ring Light for iPhone

The ring light is a great accessory for improving your selfie lighting. Equipped with 36 LEDs, this ultra bright ring light is sure to even out any skin discoloration! The ring light attaches to the top of your iPhone effortlessly by a small clip attachment. It comes with three adjustable settings and is small enough to fit in your purse or pocket when it is not in use. Can be utilized for up to seven hours off of one single charge.

#2 Hydra ($5)

Hydra App in Operation

Hydra allows iPhone users to take high quality photos under the most unideal settings, like low lighting conditions. The application also hosts an impressive HDR mode that allows you to capture great still images from any video you desire. Let Hydra add real time zoom and 32 MP to your current iPhone camera. Plus, it is Apple Watch compatible.

#3 HISY Bluetooth Remote ($17)

HISY Bluetooth Remote

Those looking to take a hands free self portrait will absolutely adore the HISY Bluetooth remote. The HISY Bluetooth remote conveniently connects straight to your iPhone and acts as a remote control camera shutter. This affordable gadget comes in several different colors and works well with video recording too! No application required to function the remote.

#4 Moment (price variation)

Moment Telephoto Lens

Moment is an iPhone accessory line that is proven to improve user experience in the realm of photography. Moment sells iPhone cases, clip mounts, telephotos lenses (60 millimeters), wide angle lenses (18 millimeters), fisheye lenses, and even macro lenses. In addition to all of these wonderful photography accessories Moment also offers a photo editing application sure to step up your social media presence.

#5 Moment (free)

Moment free is an application offered by the Moment iPhone accessory brand which aids its customers in utilizing Moment smart cases and lenses. This application offers Moment users manual controls, focus adjustments, lighting gestures, and RAW photo captures. However, the most usable feature within the Moment app is said to be the 3D shutter that mimics the settings of a DSLR camera. A half press of the feature will focus your photo and a full press will take your picture.

#6 Movo MTP2000 ($20)

Movo MTP2000 Accessory

The Movo MTP2000 is a must buy accessory for those looking to create seamless time-lapses. Not only is the Movo MTP2000 inexpensive, it is also able to rotate 360 degrees in as little as one hour! Set your preferences and let the Movo MTP2000 do the rest of the work! Sit back, relax and watch as your iPhone creates one of the smoothes time lapses you have ever seen.

#7 ProCam 5 Camera App ($5.99)

ProCam 5 Camera App Logo

The ProCam 4 Application has been deemed one of the top third party camera apps available for iOS. The application itself offers users a large variety of manual controls including aspect ratio alteration and easy video recording resolution adjustments (that you can even set as defaults). We all known altering video recording resolution on an iPhone can be quite the process but with the ProCam 4 Camera application, one can switch up their iPhone's video resolution in a snap. ProCam is also Apple Watch compatible.

#8 Manfrotto PIXI Smart Tripod ($25)

Manfrotto PIXI Smart Tripod

As one of the most lightweight tripods available for the iPhone, the Manfrotto PIXI Smart tripod will soon become your go to travel companion. The PIXI is great for time lapse shooting, long exposure photos, and still video recording as well. Plus, its legs offer an unbeatable grip and the universal mount will make your Manfrotto PIXI Smart Tripod lasts you long through your many iPhone upgrades.

#9 olloclip Active Lens (iPhone 7 & 7 Plus $120)

olloclip Lens

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus olloclip Active Lens is a great accessory for achieving wide angle and telephoto photographs. Not to mention, the clever manufacturer connection system makes switching between the two interchangeable lenses a breeze! The olloclip system is great for pictures as well as video and is compatible with most third party applications.

#10 Joby Grip Tight PRO GorillaPod Stand ($60)

 Joby Grip Tight PRO GorillaPod Stand

The Joby Grip Tight PRO GorillaPod Stand is a small, compactable iPhone tripod that sports incredibly flexible legs. This tripod is able to attach to almost anything from poles, to tables, and even tree branches in order to help you achieve that perfectly framed shot. Joby Grip Tight PRO GorillaPod Stand is extremely durable and will open up your world of photography to whole new heights/angles.

#11 Insta360 Nano 360-Degree Camera ($189)

Insta360 Nano 360-Degree Camera

The Insta360 Nano camera is a duo 210 degree fish eye lense attachment that aids in capturing 360 degree photos and videos. Plus, the camera comes with a VR headset that will allow you to thoroughly appreciate the content you have created.

#12 ExoLens ZEISS Telephoto Lens ($200)

ExoLens ZEISS Telephoto Lens

The ExoLens ZEISS Telephoto Lens delivers iPhone photos with above par quality. The lens comes paired with a machined aluminum mount to make sure you get the ideal capture and is meant to work with iPhone models 6 and up.

#13 DJI Osmo Mobile Gimbal Stabilizer ($299)

DJI Osmo Mobile Gimbal Stabilizer

The DJI Osmo Mobile Gimbal Stabilizer is a great way to capture smooth and seamless video feed. The gimbal stabilizer ensures that any unnecessary movement is canceled out from your videos by tracking moving objects. You will capture stunning timelapse footage as well as awesome live streams on YouTube or Instagram with this device. The DJI Mobile Gimbal Stabilizer features an ergonomic handle, a plethora of controls, and a 4.5 hour battery charge.

#14 DxO ONE Connected Camera ($469)

DxO ONE Connected Camera

The DxO ONE is an attachable standalone camera that acts as a viewfinder for your iPhone. Offering a 20.2 MP one inch sensor, the DxO ONE is often compared to several high end point and shoot cameras as it performs with ease in even the lowest of lighting conditions. The DxO ONE application and camera offers users a variety of manual controls that will deliver premium performance and pro grade photography.

#15 Manfrotto Lumimuse 3 LED Light ($40)

Manfrotto Lumimuse 3 LED Light

The Manfrotto Lumimuse 3 LED Light is pocket sized and offers you a plethora of lighting options. With the Lumimuse 3 you will be able to dim or brighten your photo and video lighting as well as add on optional filters. The Manfrotto Lumimuse 3 LED Light will take your lighting game to new levels.

#16 Prynt Pocket ($150)

Prynt Pocket

The Prynt Pocket is a small, portable printer that allows you to instantly print out any photo taken on your iPhone. With the accessory's application you will be able to edit and print any photo you desire in minutes. Plus, the image quality that the Prynt Pocket produces is impeccable.

"If your pictures are not good enough, then you are not close enough"

Robert Capa