iPhoneography, the art of creating photos with the iPhone, has grown to amazing popularity. Fortunately, for the dedicated or budding iPhoneographer, there is a thriving accessories industry ready to help take your iPhoneography to the next level. Valentine's Day is just around the corner. If your still trying to figure out what to get for the iPhoneographer in your life then here are five gift ideas under $50 to help you out.
1. Storage - Every iPhoneographer is always concerned about having enough space on their iPhone for their photos, especially if they shoot video. Fortunately, Sandisk has a product called iXpand that allows you to easily add additional storage to any iPhone equipped with a lighting port (any iPhone since the iPhone 5). The iXpand can also be used for backup. It's available in sizes ranging from 16gb - 128gb.
2. Lighting - For the selfie iPhonegrapher, there is now a portable selfie ring light that clips on to your iPhone. Now you can get the perfect selfie lighting every time.
4. Video Stability - If you're a budding cinematographer, you know how difficult it can be to hold your iPhone and keep steady while shooting video. The S1 Shoulderpod is a small, portable grip that holds your iPhone and has a weighted, screw-on grip plus a hand strap so you don't drop your iPhone while shooting. Getting your iPhone out of your hands enables you to shoot steadier video and be more comfortable while shooting. The S1 Shoulderpod can be combined with the Manfrotto Pixi tripod above for even more flexibility and stability.
5. Lenses - This item price can fluctuate depending on the model of iPhone you have. The lens on the iPhone is great for most situations, but sometimes you want a wider field of view, or the ability to capture objects up close macro style. The Olloclip 4-in-1 for iPhone clips onto your iPhone and gives you a wide-angle view or a close up macro view depending on the lens you choose. Just be sure you choose the Olloclip for your iPhone. Versions are available for the iPhone 5-6s.
For those of us who always wait until the last minute to buy gifts, you can always send an Amazon gift card. It takes less than 5 minutes and shows up in their email inbox. Easy and on-time. :)
Regardless of which gift you decide on purchasing, an accessory for the iPhoneographer in your life is the gift that keeps on giving.