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Calling all photographers! 7 awesome accessories for your smart phone camera

September 10, 2013 • By

Smartphone cameras are a great feature, but it probably isn’t advanced enough for more professional photographers. Solving that problem is easy with some camera accessories. Soon, even a novice photographer will have professional looking photos with these awesome accessories for your smart phone.

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The Lens

One of the most important parts of a camera is the lens. This is true even if that camera is on a smart phone. A lens helps with focus and creating the perfect shot. The lens created for the smart phone includes an eye piece so you can zoom and focus just like you would a real camera. You can find several different sizes of lens so you can pick the one that will give you the best results depending on the types of photos you’re taking.

The Camera Mount

Every camera needs to have a mount because it holds the camera still while you snap photos. This is a great accessory for taking still photos, especially with a light-weight smart phone. Some mounts have adjustable settings for taking photos from unique angles.

The Camera Stabilizer

The stabilizer has the same function as the mount. The big difference is that you can hold the stabilizer in your hand while you snap the photo. This accessory keeps the camera steady while you manipulate the shot. It is an extra piece of insurance that helps prevent fuzzy photos that results from too much movement.

The Spotlight

Sometimes, photos just need a little more light to make them great. The BlackBerry Q10 uses a spotlight accessory so you can get the shot you need through continuous lighting. A camera flash is temporary and sometimes damages a photo rather than enhancing the shot.

One of the best features of the BlackBerry Q10 is the innovative “time shift” mode. Because it’s our natural instinct to blink when there’s a bright flash of light, we often end up with pictures where someone has their eyes closed. With time shift, the phone actually records a few milliseconds before and after the picture is taken. You can then select an area of the screen and slightly adjust it, making sure no one has their eyes closed, ensuring that you’ll get the perfect shot.

Light Filters

For those more advanced photographers, light filters are a necessity for getting the right type of lighting to emphasize features of a photo. Fortunately, there are several accessories that offer different types of light filters so you can get the shot you want.

The Camera Mic

If you want to capture sound along with a great photo, the microphone is a great accessory to have. It records quality sound while it’s hooked up to your phone and filters out any background noise that your phone’s regular microphone might record. This is a necessary item to have if you intend to record videos in addition to taking photos.

The Package Deal

If you really want to turn your smart phone camera into a professional camera, you really need to pick-up all of these accessories. Instead of buying these accessories separately, you can find a package with everything you need, like the lens, the light source and the mount, to transform your smart phone camera.

These really awesome accessories are great for turning your ordinary smart phone camera into an extraordinary photographing machine. Your only real limit is ensuring you have enough space on your phone to capture all the photos you want to take.

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