Do you prefer the convenience of taking pictures with your smart phone instead of lugging around a separate camera? Check out these easy to use external lenses that will have you snapping epic travel photos like a pro this summer!
I’ve been photographing DIY/Crafts & Recipe posts for Hip2Save over the last few years, but when I am out with my kiddos and husband on family adventures, I mostly end up using my iPhone to capture pictures. For this reason, I am a huge fan of clip-on lenses for your smartphone as they are super easy to use and can take your images to the next level. They work by fitting over your phone’s built in lens so you can just take photos as you normally would.
If you’re looking for a great basic beginner set to keep in your purse or bag, consider this 3 in 1 Wide Angle, Fish Eye, & Macro Lens Kit! It comes with three separate HD quality lenses that screw onto a non slip clip-on mount plus lens covers and a little microfiber bag to store them in. This highly rated set of lenses fits practically ALL smart phones and devices. Depending on your phone cover size, the mount may clip right over it. I have a Case-Mate brand iPhone cover and am able to use it with the cover on which is very convenient.
The Super Wide Angle lens works great to showcase a wide view such as a shoreline or city skyline – it expands the viewing angle by four times! Above is an example of where I have used the Amir Wide Angle lens with my iPhone 6S to capture the entire baseball stadium in the photo. The top photo is the same view without the lens.
The Macro lens is fun to use for extremely close-up and detailed sharp images. Above is a photo capturing the inside of a tiny flower in my backyard.
The Fish Eye lens will give your images a really fun round fish bowl effect, while also acting like a wide 180 degree angle lens. To use, screw Fish Eye lens to the Macro and then screw to the mount.
These little portable lenses are such a great value and would make a fun and unique gift idea for anyone who is interested in taking creative images with their phone. Enjoy!
Head over to Craftsy.com to watch this video entitled “Get to Know Your Lenses – Portrait, Macro & More.” This online class features 6 HD video lessons that you can access anytime and anywhere, class materials including a gear list, hours of close-up instruction and more.
Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.