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12 Essential iPhone Photography Apps and Accessories

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Every iPhone has an excellent camera right out of the box. However, with the help of third-party apps and accessories, you can improve the quality of your mobile photos and videos even more.

Manfrotto PIXI Smart Tripod

The Manfrotto PIXI is a lightweight tripod that’s perfect for capturing long-exposure photos, as well as videos with your iPhone. When you fold its legs, it’s also an excellent grip. The gadget’s universal mount makes it a future-proof investment that will serve you even after you upgrade your iPhone.

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olloclip Active Lens Set for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

The olloclip Active Lens Set for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus consists of a wide-angle lens and a telephoto option. Both lenses are easily interchangeable thanks to the manufacturer’s clever Connect system. The olloclip kit is great for both still photography and video. It also works with third-party apps.

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ProCam 4 Camera App

The ProCam 4 is arguably the best third-party camera app for iOS. It gives users a full set of manual controls and the option to change the aspect ratio of the photos, as well as the ability to easily adjust the video recording resolution (by default, it’s quite a process on the iPhone). Several in-app purchases can add even more feature to the app, including the ability to capture 4K video on older iPhones. ProCam 4 has a companion app for the Apple Watch, too.

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DJI Osmo Mobile Gimbal Stabilizer

This device ensures that you capture smooth video with your iPhone on all occasions by cancelling any unnecessary movements you make. The device can track moving objects via a DJI app, capture stunning time-lapse footage, and even allow you to stream live on YouTube. Its ergonomic handle is home to a rich set of controls, while its rechargeable battery can last up to 4.5 hours. A pricey, but hugely capable gadget. 

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DxO ONE Connected Camera

The DxO ONE is a standalone digital camera that’s designed to attach to an iPhone and use it as a viewfinder. It packs a one-inch sensor that’s 20.2 MP—typically found in high-end point-and-shoot cameras—sitting behind a bright f/1.8 lens with excellent low-light performance. A DxO app gives users a complete set of manual controls. Overall, a pricey gadget that can deliver pro-grade photos on multiple occasions. 

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Joby GripTight PRO GorillaPod Stand

The Joby GripTight PRO GorillaPod Stand is a compact smartphone tripod with incredible flexible legs. The latter will allow you to attach the tripod to tree branches, as well as balance it to your exact liking. Compact and sturdy, the accessory will allow you to capture iPhone photos and videos from unique angles.

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Manfrotto Lumimuse 3 LED Light

The Lumimuse 3 pocket LED light by Manfrotto has three-step dimming and removable filters. Combined, the features will allow you to get creative with the lighting of your iPhone’s photos and videos. The gadget’s rechargeable battery can last up to an hour.

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Prynt Instant Photo Case

Prynt Case, as its name suggests, can print the images you have captured on your iPhone. Available for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and up, the accessory has a rechargeable battery and a dedicated app that allows you to edit your photos before printing them. All but guaranteed to beat any instant film camera in terms of image quality, the Prynt case is a pricey but cool gadget.

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Insta360 Nano 360-Degree Camera

The Insta360 Nano camera will attach to an iPhone and help it capture 360-degree photos and videos via a duo of 210 degree fisheye lenses, then allow you to easily share them online. Using the gadget requires a free app, while a bundled VR headset allows you to fully enjoy the content you created.

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ExoLens ZEISS Telephoto Lens

Designed with seriously dedicated mobile shutterbugs in mind, the ExoLens ZEISS telephoto lens can help your iPhone deliver photos with exceptional quality. The accessory comes with a machined-aluminium mount and is suitable for all types of photography. It is compatible with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and up.

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Hydra—Amazing Photography Camera App

This iPhone camera app is designed specifically to enable users to capture quality photos even in conditions with less-than-perfect lighting. In addition to excellent HDR mode for still images and video, Hydra offers a dedicated low-light mode, real-time zoom, as well as the ability to upscale images up to a whopping 32 megapixels. An Apple Watch companion app is also on board.

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HISY Bluetooth Remote

The HISY Blutooth Remote pairs with the iPhone via Bluetooth and acts a a remote camera shutter. Available in several colors, the affordable gadget supports burst photo capture as well as video recording. It doesn’t require an app to function, so it’s quite versatile, too.

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This story originally appeared on BestProducts.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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