Create professional-quality videos with your iPhone with this rotating selfie stick [Deals]

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This innovative phone gimbal sports 50 hours of infinite rotation and real-time target tracking for better photos and videos.
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We’re all spending plenty of time in front of our cameras these days, either slogging through video meetings or creating content. So whether you’re working on the latest TikTok dance, trying to give a convincing presentation, or just want to give your travel videos a studio-quality look, this automatic rotating gimbal offers smooth, professional-grade camera moves.

Three iPhone lenses aren’t enough. This case adds four more

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ShiftCam for iPhone 11 and pro lens
Lots of lens options without the heavy lifting.
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ShiftCam is in its third year of making innovative iPhone cases with a cluster of lenses that shift over Apple’s native glass. To look at a ShiftCam case is probably not much different than having a staring contest with a spider.

Maybe you can’t stand the thought of staring into the many eyes of a spider. With the ShiftCam case, especially it’s new MultiLens case for the iPhone 11 series, you won’t want to look away.

Young photog with autism brings toy cars to life in photos shot on iPhone

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Anthony Schmidt shooting toys cars with iPhone
Anthony Schmidt, working outside his home in Washington.
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Anthony Schmidt is that boy, the one who loves cars so much, he has collected die-cast metal toy replicas numbering in the hundreds.

But his car play changed the day he picked up his mother’s iPhone. Anthony started photographing the miniatures from a perspective that fools the eye and makes them appear full-size and sumptuous.

That perspective also is shaped through the eyes of a 12-year-old boy on the autism spectrum.

Gear up and take your iPhone photography to a new level [Deals]

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These top iPhone photo accessories will help you capture the perfect image.
These top iPhone photo accessories will help you capture the perfect image.
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The cameras on our iPhones are crazy good, but they’re still limited. Taking great photos means having the right hardware. If you want to upgrade your visual game for iPhone, you’ll want to check out this gear roundup, from smart gimbals and ring lights to wide-angle lenses and more.

iPhone mount lets you use DSLR filters for cool effects

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Filter mount by Moondog Labs
The multi-camera filter mount will let the iPhone shooter use any 52 mm filter.
Photo: Moondog Labs

If the iPhone is the best camera because it’s always in your pocket, there are plenty of accessories that make your photos look even better once your phone is unholstered and on the hunt.

Moondog Labs has just such an add-on with a filter mount that goes right over the three-eyed iPhone 11 Pro.

Instantly add a range of lenses to your iPhone [Deals]

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This clip-on lens instantly adds anamorphic, 8mm wide-angle, fisheye and 360° shots to your iPhone.
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As good as the iPhone camera is, it’s limited by its lens. It’s true of DSLRs and it’s true of smartphones: To expand and improve your camera’s abilities, you get new glass. This clip-on lens does just that, so your iPhone can get an instant upgrade.

Here’s how iPhones might do interchangeable lenses

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patent illustration for iPhone lens mount
Now that's a camera bump.
Illustration: Apple/USPTO

The camera bump on future iPhones could include an “interlock arrangement” for mounting additional third-party lenses, according to a patent awarded to Apple.

The idea sounds potentially compromising to the svelte design we’ve come to expect from our iPhones. Sure, “the best camera is the one in your pocket” — but in the future, you just might need a bag.

iPhone photographers get more than a button with ShutterGrip2

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ShutterGrip2 for smartphone photography
Get a better grip on your iPhone photography.
Photo: Just Mobile

CES 2020The iPhone is the best camera because it is already with you – that is until it slips out of your hands while taking a picture and it is damaged on impact.

Just Mobile solved this ergonomic shortcoming last year with a Bluetooth grip topped with a proper shutter button right where the index finger naturally rests on a camera.

But Just Mobile decided to attack additional mobile photography challenges with ShutterGrip2, which is currently being demoed at CES 2020 in Las Vegas.

MFI flash will add gloss to your iPhone photos

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Anker MFi flash
First MFi flash out of the gate.
Photo: Anker

The biggest photography stories of the decade all involved the iPhone in some way. The approaching decade’s first story will likely be the rise of add-on strobe lights for iPhone photographers.

Less than two weeks after news broke that Apple told accessories companies that it would add flash support for the iPhone 11 lineup, Anker is claiming to have the first MFi flash unit that plugs right into the Lightning port.