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iPhone Photography Overview

As my iPhone Photography blog has grown quite a bit in the last few years, I put up this page to give you an overview about all the stuff I write about:

Camera Apps | Editing Apps | Lenses | Tripods | Charging | Concepts | Tutorials

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Recommended iPhone Camera Apps

I’ve tried lots of camera apps during the years but I keep returning to those 3 iPhone camera apps. I consider them the best for travel photography with iPhone.

With these 3 recommended iPhone camera apps you can shoot HDR, RAW, in low light conditions, using automatic perspective correction, in manual mode and even in either ISO or shutter speed priority mode. You can even take 32 megapixel photos with your iPhone.

All of these camera apps support the three lenses of the new iPhone 11 Pro.

These camera apps are the ones I’ve been using for years and all of them get updates several times a year. To read more about camera apps for iPhone, this way to the blog, please.

Recommended iPhone Photo Editing Apps

One of my “traveling light” mindset is to get rid of things. And that applies to iPhone photo editing apps, too.

So, as of winter 2020 and with recent updates of Adobe Lightroom and iOS13 I could (again) reduce the number of iPhone photo editing apps I use regularly. Currently, I’m just using these three apps to edit my photos right on iPhone. Probably Photoshop for iPad will join these apps soon.

With these recommended iPhone photo editing apps you can cover a lot of photo editing on iPhone and iPad.

I’ve written extensive reviews and tutorials for these recommended iPhone photo editing apps. You can find them all in the blog.

Recommended iPhone Lenses

Over the years, I’ve tried iPhone lenses from different brands; especially wide angle lenses. But I always return to the Moment lenses. These lenses are made of cinema quality glass contained in a metal housing.

They provide an excellent picture quality and are robust. Yet, they’re small and fit my traveling light lifestyle. And they have the easiest mounting system I’ve seen so far.

Now, as the iPhone 11 is out, many ask if and which lenses to buy. Well, that depends on your kind of photography. If you’re a travel photographer and have an pre-iPhone 11 model, I’d buy (again) all three of these in the following order: Wide lens, Telephoto lens and Fisheye lens. If you’re a travel photographer and have an iPhone 11 (pro or non pro), I’d go for the Moment telephoto lens and the fisheye lens.

By the way, Moment also sells a lens cleaning pen and a remote bluetooth shutter release, which I recommend to use if you want to take a long exposure with your iPhone. So you might want to check out those two accessories, too.

And if you’re still curious, head over to the blog and read all blog posts about lenses for iPhone that I’ve written so far.

Recommended iPhone Tripods and Mounts

An iPhone tripod is essential if you want to take sharp photos in low light conditions or take long exposures. The old tripod I used for my DSLR would work as an iPhone tripod, but it is oversized and too heavy.

So I looked for a new tripod that I could use with my iPhone and that would be portable and light. I ended up with two iPhone tripods that I use regularly. The AmazonBasics Travel Tripod and the Joby Gorillapod Magnetic.

Of course, all the iPhone tripods and tripod mounts listed here work with iPhone 11 Pro & Max, even with a case mounted.

The above list contains all the iPhone tripods I currently use. But I have more content in the blog about tripods and tripod mounts for iPhone.

iPhone Charging Accessories for Traveling

Though the iPhone 11 battery lasts a bit longer compared to previous models I still need and rely on this stuff here for charging my iPhone, iPad, Kindle on a trip. Most notably is the 26.800 mAh Anker Power core power bank. It keeps my iPhone and iPad charged for a few days and it’s carry on compliant.

Then, to avoid carrying all the different cables with USB, USB-C and Lightning I bought the charging cables from Nomad. It has all the adapters needed in a single cable.

 
 

Photography Concepts

Here are links to blog posts that cover some photography concepts like photo composition, shooting RAW or taking a long exposure. These posts provide you with an overview about the topics and from there, you’ll find more in depth reviews, tutorials and apps to improve your iPhone photography.

 

iPhone Photography Tutorials

I regularely share photo editing and complete iPhone workflow tutorials in the blog. Plus, you’ll find ideas, tipps and tricks about image composition like when and how to use leading lines or how to convert photos to black and white using Lightroom Mobile. Here are the latest three tutorials in the blog.