Expanding your iPhone photo capabilities

Over the last decade I’ve been slowly making the switch from dedicated point & shoot cameras like my beloved Olympus Stylus 1030W to pure smartphone photography with my iPhone. I must admit that I am a novice photographer so by all means please don’t expect my advice to turn you into the next Galen Rowell!

That being said, I’ve recently had the opportunity to demo some products that are specifically designed to improve the photographic capabilities of your iPhone and I’d like to share my experiences with you here.

It all starts with the Otterbox uniVERSE phone case. Simply put this is a commuter/lifestyle case that is designed to accept various “modules” from multiple companies that expand the capabilities of your phone. It’s also on a screaming deal on Amazon right now!

Compatible accessories I got a chance to demo included the simple Polar Pro Stash Wallet Attachment, the Polar Pro Power Pack Battery Pack, the Polar Pro Trippler Tripod, and the olloclip 4-IN-1 Lens Kit.

olloclip 4-IN-1 Lens Kit
olloclip 4-IN-1 Lens Kit

The easiest way to show you what these products can do is via video, so here you go!

Thanks for reading (and watching!),

See you in the mountains,

Northeast Alpine Start

Disclaimer: These products were provided to the author for the purpose of review. Affiliate links help support this blog.


3 thoughts on “Expanding your iPhone photo capabilities

  1. Great read; my advice to everyone using iPhones for photography is that they experiment with and use the editing features built into the iPhone software, simple to use and of great help rescuing marginal pix.

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    • Thanks for the comment Bob! I must admit I do little editing with the iPhone software. Maybe you could suggest some tips? Every time I try to play with contrast, brightness, etc, I’m not sure if I am helping or hurting the image.


      • I think almost every shot benefits from cropping the image, to make the focal point really stand out. I also see a benefit to increasing the “Brightness” and “Brilliance.” Do these first, before you play with “Contrast” or “Saturation.”


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