Photography isn’t just about lighting and composition anymore, especially when you’re shooting with your smartphone. While a wealth of expertise can absolutely help you grab better images, sometimes it’s just about having a great light or an amazing smoothing gimbal to instantly elevate your Instagram pics and other social videos from meh to standout.
To help, we’ve assembled 10 great deals happening right now on photo accessories that’ll have you creating better images, more professional videos and streams that wouldn’t send viewers running.
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Here’s everything to trick out your smartphone gear in one complete collection. From a lens kit and selfie light to a tripod, selfie stick and remote control, you can elevate your creative vision with all the tools to help you pull off all kinds of excellent shots.
We all know smartphone zoom lenses...aren’t great. But this lens kit will have you shooting images at up to 12x magnification -- and it comes with its own handy tripod. With this highly portable kit, you can set up in seconds and zoom in tight with no motion to assure the best possible image.
The Splat is like attaching your phone to a Stretch Armstrong. The flexible yet durable tripod arms can grip and attach themselves to hold your shot on virtually any surface in countless positions. Wrap your phone to a pole, lock it to a fence or hang it from a cable, your phone will stay locked in place and ready to shoot.
With the Pictar Pro, you can practically transform your smartphone to look and feel like you’re shooting with a DSLR camera. Locked in a smart metal grip that still takes advantage of all of your phone’s advanced technology, you get the best of both worlds: smartphone simplicity with the aesthetic feel of having a real camera in your hands.
Sometimes all it takes to make a picture or video 100 times better is just a better light source. This compact LED lamp snaps easily on to a camera or smartphone, checks light temperature and white balance, then produces 20 different preset shooting modes, all controllable through the Pictar app on your phone. It even draws on its own internal battery for up to two hours of light on a single charge.
Aduro’s light ring and tripod tandem is basically like having your own portable studio anywhere you go. Your phone stays locked in the adjustable non-slip rubber grip that extends over four feet, while the 10-inch ring casts three distinct lighting options for an optimal, professional-grade look to all your vlog videos and YouTube creations.
Sure, it’s a pole to hold your phone, but it’s literally the world’s most advanced pole to hold your phone. From the unit’s six-button control panel, you can tilt, zoom, focus and otherwise fully adjust your shot, even switching between front and rear cameras to grab the perfect angle.
Half selfie stick, half gimbal, the Movii is all-around helpful, allowing you to shoot images and video with a full 360-degree infinite rotation, real-time target tracking, a face tracking mode, AI composition, and more. It’ll also run for up to 50 hours for the times those shoots drag on and on.
The silky smooth moves of a gimbal are already a big step up, but the Moza Mini-MI even helps keep your device powered up with wireless charging while you shoot. Sporting eight different cinematic follow modes and a fleet of manual controls, you can capture smooth, fluid moves worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster.
For simple, easy, yet cool video shooting, the Vilta-M 3-axis system packs it all in. With multiple field depths, ultra-responsive controls, and a double wheel system that makes continuous zoom smoother and parameter adjustment faster and more convenient, the gimbal is like driving a high-performance sports car. It’s even got 17 hours of battery life with both USB and wireless charging support.
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