As fashion bloggers, we all know that having great photos can really help your blog stand apart from the pack. But if you’re just starting out and haven’t invested in a professional kit yet – don’t worry. While there is no substitution for having a professional photographer follow you around with a DLSR, with the right tools your iPhone will do more than enough to capture stunning and detailed photos. Plus its the easiest way to share via Instagram instead of transferring digital images from a camera, to your computer and back to a smartphone or tablet. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite products for your iPhone (or Android), and some tips that will work no matter what you’re shooting with.
This little gadget gives new life to your iPhone camera by adding different lens features that easily clip onto your phone. Use a macro lens when you want to get close up with your newest baubles or details in fabrics. Clip the wide-angle lens on to the front-facing camera to include everyone in your event selfies. Or shoot some more artistic shots with a fish-eye lens. How creative you get with these lenses is really up to you, but their size and portability means you don’t have to drag your DLSR all over town if you would rather throw your phone in your bag and go.
These are hands down our favorite tri-pods, for either a DLSR or using your iPhone or Android. When you don’t have a photographer handy, set up your camera from any angle or surface and set the photo timer. I love that I can leave the case on my phone and still use the GorillaPod. But if you don’t want to frantically dash into your photo, our next recommendation is for you.
There are a ton of these little gadgets on the market, but our favorite is the HISY Bluetooth Remote for how easily and quickly it pairs with our phone and the cute colors it comes in. It’s small enough to hold in your hand while taking photos without being overly noticeable (or seen at all if you’re creative with your angles). The only item I would add to my closet to replace this would be an Apple Watch, which also lets you control an iPhone camera remote.
Now that you’ve got your photos in top form, one of the final touches is editing and perhaps some text overlay. Creative Market is a curated, independent market full of top quality Photoshop Actions, Palettes and Fonts. These metallic paint styles are reminiscent of the metallic temporary tattoos we’ll continue to see all summer long and would be great design additions to any site or photo. At the very least, its easy to spend an hour browsing through designs, fonts and even stock photography (or a new blog theme!) – consider yourself warned.