Are you the type who loves to explore and travel with family or friends? If so, you’ve probably been pressured by same family or friends, or perhaps seen those ads, on the so-called “must have” for expensive action cameras, DSLR’s, Go Pro’s, or even those handy travel photography drones.
To be fair, all mentioned above can take stunning photos and videos. But most of them cost a ton, and for those travelling on a budget, going the extra mile for these gadgets may be a tad too much.
But did you know that an iPhone or Android phone can take just as stunning a picture or video if done properly, or perhaps with just a little conversion and accessory gizmos? So skip buying expensive gadgets for travel and outdoor photography and just all or any of these “cool attachables” that is just perfect for your iPhone or Android phone and see your results be the envy on Instagram or Pinterest.
The main reason why your iPhone or Android phone makes for a cool camera during your travels is because most phones now on the market have 12 or higher megapixel cameras, and of course, they’re handier to carry around. So why not accessorize it to improve picture or video quality even further by using attachable lenses?
An attachable phone camera lens can go far with what you get with even a high megapixel phone camera. And you can attach a normal lens, fisheye, wide angle, and macros. This means that you can capture detail that you normally can’t on your normal phone camera lens. They come in all shapes and sizes so you can choose the best fit for your phone. Some of the best we’ve seen are the:
- Apexel 4 in 1 12x Zoom Telephoto Lens (Fisheye + Wide Angle + Macro Lens with Phone Holder + Tripod)
- Xenvo iPhone Camera Lens Pro: Macro Lens & Wide Angle Lens Kit with LED Light, Clip-On Cell Phone Camera Lenses for iPhone, Android, Samsung Mobile Phones and Tablets
Stabilizers are handheld axis gimbals, sort of like handheld tripods, that stabilize picture taking or recording videos when your iPhone or Android is attached to it. Stabilizers minimize or completely remove shaking and other movements that are associated with unstable handheld mobile phones during video recording.
Most stabilizers already have adjustable mounts, wireless, dual IMU sensors, 4-mode display, and capable of either handheld or underslung shots. One example is the Zhiyun Smooth-Q 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer.
In the past, anyone who wanted to go diving during their travels had to leave their mobile phones on dry land since iPhones or Android phones don’t do well with salt water. Today, there is a plethora of waterproof cases available that not only protects your phone while on a dive boat or at the beach but now allows you to take pictures underwater. Imagine going diving and taking your phone with your to take amazing pictures. One example is the ProShot Dive Waterproof and GoPro Mountable Case for iPhone 7 and 8.
So the next time you travel or go on an outdoor excursion, all you need in your bag or pocket is your iPhone or Android phone, coupled with the gadget accessories we mentioned above. After all, even if you carry an attachable lens, stabilizer, and waterproof case in your bag, it’s still far lighter than lugging around a large bag with a DSLR, a tripod, Go Pro, or even carrying a drone around.