If you’re like me at all, you really have a hard time taking pictures with your phone. You just feel like no matter what you do, the phone images look terrible. Even though you have that fancy DSLR camera and those images are fantastic. Once I realized that my phone was not my camera, my phone pictures started improving drastically. I realized that I would not get the same type of images with my phone as I did with my camera. Simply because my phone’s camera was not as good. I even have an android. Iphone seems to be the most popular when it comes to phone photography. But this article is for android users or iphone users. After I realized my phone was not my camera, I decided to buy phone lens clips. At first I thought it was a joke, they were so inexpensive! But once I received them and tried them out for myself, I instantly fell in love with them.
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These Aukey phone clips are really well made. They have a great design that allows them to clip onto any phone. Even my not-so-slim Moto X. I did have to take my phone case off for them to work properly, but that’s not a big deal for me. You literally just clip them on to your phone and adjust the lens so that is covering the camera correctly. And instant magic happens. Let me tell you the three top reasons I can think of for buying these lens clips.
1. they are cheap
Ok, probably my favorite part about these lens clips is that they are cheap. But they are not poor quality! I was hesitant in buying them at first because I wasn’t sure how durable they would be since they were so cheap. But I promise you, you get a lot more for your money. You get two lenses and one of them is a 2-in-1! All for about $12. You really can’t beat that when it comes to camera equipment (can I please get an amen?!). Lenses range from $200 to thousands of dollars! So I’ll take $12 any day.
2. they allow you to have a variety of shots
So, before, you were just taking photos on your phone and they all looked the same. Now with these clips, you can have a variety of shots with just your phone! The three different types of lenses you get are fish eye (my favorite!), wide angle, and macro. I love using the macro one to blur my shots. The fish eye is so fun because of the distortion it causes. And the wide angle is extremely nice because it allows you to get more in your shot. And of course the macro is fun for close ups of tiny objects (and it works like a charm!). And then you have the normal view from your phone. So, that’s 4 different ways to photograph on your phone now. Endless possibilities.
3. no need to lug around that heavy gear
We all know that photography gear can get heavy and inconvenient at times. There have been countless times where I left my photography gear at home simply because I didn’t want to carry it around. BUT you always have your phone on you. And the clips are small enough they could fit in your purse! It’s easy to transport and easy to use. I’m seriously in love with them and I am loving the images I’ve gotten with them. Now, wherever my phone goes, you can bet these beautiful lens clips go to. I really think you should just try it (it’s only $12, after all!) and see what images you can get with your new gear.
What are some subjects you love to photograph using your phone? Comment below.