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7 Tools for Better iPhone Photography




I’m no photographer. I’m barely even a fauxtographer, but I do enjoy taking snapshots of my girls. I love filling my home with family photos and memories, and my iPhone is the easiest way to make that happen.

After all, I don’t have to remember to grab the camera, since my phone is already with me. Plus, it takes better photos than my latest point and shoot — even the video is decent! It has quickly become my go-to camera for capturing everyday memories.

And, here are 7 tools, apps, and books that make it even more awesome:

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  • iPhone Photography: The Visual Guide 1 of 7
    iPhone Photography: The Visual Guide
    I haven't had a chance to sit down and really read Alli's new ebook yet, but that's exactly how she designed it! It's skimmable, easily read in short bursts, and chock full of great tips for making the most of your iPhone camera. She also has the low down on tons of photography apps!
    Buy It from Alli Worthington
  • iPhone Tripod 2 of 7
    iPhone Tripod
    Stabilizing your iPhone is key to getting a great photo. It's tough when you're trying to line up a shot with a small phone while juggling kids. When I'm out and about, I've always done the elbows on my chest thing, but this tripod is small and quick to attach, so I've taken to carrying it in my purse.
    Buy It on Amazon
  • Camera Lens Attachments 3 of 7
    Camera Lens Attachments
    With add-on camera lenses, you can open up a world of possibilities. I have a macro, wide angle, fisheye, and a zoom lens. That last one has saved me many times at softball games, when I've left the "real" camera behind. Some attach to your current case by magnet, others attach to a specially designed case, but this one slips over the camera side of the iPhone.
    Buy It on Amazon
  • Underwater Case 4 of 7
    Underwater Case
    Okay, I haven't gotten brave enough to try this one yet, but my friend Ang England has posted some amazing underwater photos and videos! The case is completely waterproof up to 6 feet!
    Buy It on LifeProof
  • Backup Storage 5 of 7
    Backup Storage
    If you're taking a lot of photos, you want to be sure you have backup storage. Set your Photo Stream to iCloud, use the Flickr app, or connect your phone to iTunes regularly to save your photos. We store ours online and on an external hard drive to be sure they are doubly secure. I use Dropbox to move photos from the camera to my storage system regularly.
  • Camera+ App 6 of 7
    Camera+ App
    This is my new favorite iPhone app! While I still use the regular camera for instant access without unlocking my phone, if I want to work on quality photos, Camera+ is the way to go. It allows me to better focus and set exposure, plus it has scene modes, burst mode, a stablizer, and self-timer.
    Buy It on iTunes
  • iMovie 7 of 7
    iMovie
    The video quality on the iPhone is really pretty good for everyday use. With the iMovie app, you can trim, edit, and add sound effects or photos to create a video right from your phone. It's simple to use and makes sharing your videos fast and easy.
    Buy It on iTunes

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