PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

TOP TOOLS FOR CAP­TUR­ING STUN­NING IM­AGES

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Ol­lo­clip Mo­bile Pho­tog­ra­phy Lenses ($54.99–$119.99) If you want to take your iPhone pho­tog­ra­phy up a few notches, we def­i­nitely rec­om­mend check­ing out Ol­lo­clip's line of at­tach­able lenses. Whether you're in­ter­ested in macro shots of in­sects and flow­ers or wide-an­gle shots of a beau­ti­ful city or for­est, Ol­lo­clip has you cov­ered. Per­son­ally, I love the com­pany's macro lens op­tions, which can de­liver up to 21x mag­ni­fi­ca­tion. It's a lot of fun cap­tur­ing the de­tails of a but­ter­fly's wing or the sub­tle col­ors of an oth­er­wise un­in­ter­est­ing plant.

Joby GripTight One Mag­netic Im­pulse Tri­pod ($59.95) The idea of car­ry­ing around any­thing re­motely like a tri­pod in or­der to snap pho­tos with your iPhone might sound ex­ces­sive. But trust us, this phone mount is worth it. When try­ing to cap­ture a group shot of the com­pany in our ugly Christ­mas sweaters, this lit­tle guy was a life­saver. Thanks to its three bend­able legs and mag­netic feet, it can hold your iPhone steady al­most any­where. Plus, it's so small it's barely no­tice­able in a bag or back­pack.

Ap­ple Light­ning to SD Card Cam­era Reader ($29)

Do you have a fancy DSLR cam­era but need a way to eas­ily trans­fer your shots to the Pho­tos app on your iOS de­vices? Well, there's a so­lu­tion for you too! Ap­ple of­fers a Light­ing to SD card reader that al­lows you to trans­fer im­ages from your DSLR cam­era to your iPhone in a snap— and with­out hav­ing to use your com­puter. That means no more wait­ing around till the end of your va­ca­tion to start shar­ing your fa­vorite mo­ments with friends and fam­ily.

Ko­dak Photo Prin­ter Mini ($96.94-$129.99) Shar­ing pho­tos on Face­book and In­sta­gram is nice, but why not also print a photo to keep on your desk at work or to stick in­side a card to send to your grand­par­ents? This por­ta­ble prin­ter by Ko­dak is much eas­ier to use than your stan­dard prin­ter, and you can take it with you any­where. Keep in mind you are sac­ri­fic­ing qual­ity for con­ve­nience, but (con­sid­er­ing its size) this prin­ter whips out some pretty de­cent prints. It's a great choice for any­one who wants to quickly print their iPhone shots.

Mpow Blue­tooth Selfie Stick ($9.99) Sure, selfie sticks are an em­bar­rass­ment, but come on—we've all se­cretly wished, at least once, that we had one. I mean, how many times have you strug­gled to get all your friends crammed into a group selfie while also show­ing off the scenery around you? Un­like many selfie sticks, this par­tic­u­lar one from Mpow in­cludes a shut­ter re­lease but­ton on the handle in­stead of one of those easy-to-lose Blue­tooth re­motes. It's also eas­ily ad­justable, ex­tend­ing out to 31 inches and fea­tur­ing a 270-de­gree ad­justable head.

Bags­mart Travel Or­ga­nizer Case (Start­ing at $15.99)

You can have all the cool pho­tog­ra­phy tools in the world, but they won't do you any good if you can't store them in an or­ga­nized, easy-to-trans­port man­ner (oth­er­wise you will end up leav­ing them at home). That's why hav­ing an or­ga­nizer case is so handy. Bags­mart of­fers a wide range of op­tions, al­low­ing you to keep all your pho­tog­ra­phy gear to­gether for easy ac­cess.

Par­rot Be­bop 2 Drone ($399.99) Drone pho­tog­ra­phy is steadily grow­ing in pop­u­lar­ity—and for good rea­son! It's re­ally use­ful (not to men­tion ridicu­lously fun) to have a bird's eye view of the world. Par­rot of­fers a range of drone op­tions, but the Be­bop 2 is a great choice for begin­ners. And with the im­mer­sive gog­gles in­cluded, you can feel like you are soar­ing above the tree­tops! You can even use your drone to cap­ture cre­ative shots of your­self, so next time you're at the Grand Canyon, you can show off some of the splen­dor around you.

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