Turn your smartphone camera into a pro camera

7 Ways to turn your smartphone camera into a professional camera

With the release this year of many new smart phones including Samsung and Apple models we are seeing the first appearance of truly powerful cameras in these mobile devices. Historically almost all of us have taken our serious photos with, if not a DSLR or SLR, a point-and-click digital camera. Mobile phone cameras usually were taken out when we were just having some fun or caught unprepared for picture taking. Well…not anymore.

Now that we know we can use our mobile phones for serious photo taking we thought we might do well to look at what we might need to equip it with. And, given the relatively small sizes of these devices, we believed there would be a good chance that the accessories we might want to equip ourselves with would be smaller than and easier to transport about than those we’re used to using with our DSLR and related cameras.

We have been keeping our eyes open for recommended accessories and even before the recent release of the iPhone 7 came across this article that directed us to what we think are quality tools. Here are a few photos of the equipment followed by a link to the article they appear in.

Note that we’re not promoting the specific accessories shown here, but you can get an idea of some of the tools available and extend your search from there. Oh, I won’t be investing in the drone.

Here’s a good sized tripod


And an all-in-one lens


You can see the recommended accessories in this article and then look around for yourself. When we come across other models and types we’ll let you know.


Walter Krieg

Author: dotphoto

Glenn Paul is President and Co-Founder of dotPhoto, which began life in 2000 as a photo printing service and now also distributes user-generated media in Flash, video and on cell phones.

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