The iPhone has become the world’s most popular camera, and for good reason. Focus pixels, face detection, auto-stabilization, optical image stabilization, in-camera panorama modes, and on-board editing software make the iPhone a monstrous achievement in the world of photography.
The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus push that needle even further. And with Optical Image Stabilization now available to the video camera in the iPhone 6S Plus, it makes for an even more compelling device for mobile photography and videography.
Here is an unordered list of awesome gear to take your iPhone photography and videography to the next level.
This clip-on lens kit for the iPhone takes what is already a great mobile camera and pushes it to the next level. You don’t need a special case to use the Olloclip, either. Morever, this 2-in-1 lens kit gives you access to an Ultra-Wide-Angle and Telephoto lens.
Moment lenses and cases are well-known for their quality. The lenses will work fine on your new iPhone because they use a mounting plate that attaches to the back of your phone.
The Glif is a tripod mount and stand for the iPhone, and has long been a favorite item of ours. It sports an adjustable slider, so it works with a wide range of smartphones in addition to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. You can read our full review of the Glif here.
We love VSCO Cam because of its incredible selection of one-tap filters and powerful fine-tune image editing tools for those who want more. Our sister site, The Sweet Setup, named VSCO Cam the best photo editing app for iOS.
Manual is an iPhone app that gives you full independent control of shutter, ISO, exposure compensation, white balance, focus, and more. The first three of these options are located at the bottom within easy reach of your thumb, and require only a simple tap-and-drag for adjustment. Or, you can tap-and-hold any of them to have that parameter set for you automatically. This is a really fun app to play around with.
A sleek and awesome portable charger for your iOS devices, and it’s the top-rated USB charging device on Amazon. It has enough juice (10000 mAH) to charge your iPhone 4–5 times. Sports dual USB outputs that allow it to charge multiple devices at one time, as well as a 4-LED power meter. Comes in black or white.
ONA’s Clarendon is a small, Italian-leather folio designed to hold and protect small photography accessories. Several slim pockets and strong elastic bands throughout the interior are perfectly sized for items such as: iPhone lenses (such as the aforementioned Moment and Olloclip), the adjustable Glif tripod mount and a mini tripod, a Passport or Field Notes memo book, and more.
This folio was designed with mobile photographers in mind — it weighs less than a pound and comes with a detachable wrist strap for carrying on the go — but traditional photographers could easily find use for it as well.