Gone are the days of people buying digital cameras to capture their holiday pics. If you travel to any tourist spot in the world the chances are you will find hundreds of people taking pictures with their smartphones. But what if you want to get even better pictures from your phone? We take a look at the must-have camera accessories for smartphones.
Olloclip 4 in 1 Lens – £51.95
This handy pocket-sized gadget is great for those that want to be able to capture great images on their iPhone. The Olloclip lens just clips on top of your iPhone and voila! You are good to go. It has a choice of 4 lenses; the fisheye which captures a 180 degree field-of-view image, the wide-angle lens which captures double the panorama of a normal iPhone lens, and 2 macro lenses; a 10x and a 15x depending on the level of detail you want to capture. This camera is great for those that like to be able to switch between lenses quickly and it is very compact so it won’t take up valuable space in your packet or bag.
Watershot Housing – from £89.99
For those that spend lots of time in the water on holiday this really is a must-have. This waterproof housing for your iPhone or Samsung S4 protects your phone in water up to depths of 40 metres which means you can take great snaps underwater or protect your phone while you are splashing about on the shore. The Watershot is also great for those that enjoy keeping active while on holiday as it protects against shock and pressure so you can take it hiking or mountain biking without the fear of smashing your phone to pieces!
Joby GripTight GorillaPod Stand for Smartphones – £25.00
The Joby GorillaPod is an ingenious tripod stand that is brilliantly designed so that its legs can be wrapped around or stuck to pretty much any surface you want it to. This means you can take pictures almost anywhere and you can get a steady shot instead of attempting an awkward selfie pose to get you in the frame. This handy stand fits most smartphones and it is very reasonably priced too. It folds away so that you can fit it into your pocket or your bag so you can take it wherever you go as well. You can set the timer on your smartphone to take pictures of you and your loved ones without having to have one hand on the camera now!
Belkin iPhone LiveAction Camera Remote – £44.99
This handy Belkin iPhone remote connects to your iPhone via Bluetooth and allows your to take pictures or capture video at the push of a button. This means no more setting up your camera and then racing to get in the shot before the timer goes; you simply get into position and use the remote to take the picture. It also comes with a stand so your iPhone stays steady while you snap away.
And if you want to add a bit of fun to your pictures…
Holga iPhone 5 Lens Filter Kit – £21.99
The Holga iPhone 5 Lens Kit is great for budding photographers or those that like to add a bit of fun to their photos. It is essentially a phone case with a dial at the top that goes over the camera lens and can be turned to create 9 different picture effects. You can create multiple images of the same picture, choose different colour filters and even take heart shaped images. This is a simple but effective way of taking creative shots and at just over £20 it won’t break the bank either.
You have the accessories you need to capture the best holiday pictures ever so now all you need to do is book yourself a holiday and get snapping! Visit Panoramic Villas today to book your sunshine break.