Best iPhone 13 Accessories for Better Mobile Videos and Photos

With their multiple rear cameras, the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro capture exceptional photos and videos. Moreover, having ProRes on the iPhone 13 Pro means you can achieve a professional post-production look. All of this means that now creative professionals can use these Phone(s) in their productions.

And of course, you can just walk out your front door with your phone and grab a few beautiful picturesbut there are tons of props you can use to elevate both your videos and photos to new levels to wow your followers.

Here’s our list of the best tools to pair with your iPhone to really boost your shots. Everything here has been tested by us to make sure it works as well as expected. If he didn’t impress, he didn’t make the list.

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Camera cages are common tools that allow you to attach a wide variety of accessories to a DSLR, including lights, microphones, grips, and external monitors. SmallRig’s new mobile cage offers much the same functionality, but for your iPhone, with multiple mounting points around the edge to attach all the accessories you need.

I use the cage with an attached Aperture LED light, PolarPro tripod, and Rode microphone (all seen below), making it an amazing mobile vlogging rig. SmallRig also offers various attachments, including top and side handles, which help provide stability when holding hands while shooting. The cage is solidly constructed from aluminum, features bayonet lens mounts (see below) and a handy clasp for easily inserting and removing your phone.

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Anamorphic lenses are normally something you find in a professional cinematographer’s kit bag. These lenses offer a wider aspect ratio, as well as distinctive blue-line lens flares that give images a much more cinematic quality. Moment’s Moving Anamorphic Lens does just that for your iPhone.

Attach it and it will compress your footage into the shorter and wider format that completely transforms the look of video you can take from your phone. I absolutely loved the look of my phone footage using the lens and it’s a must have for any budding movie producer looking to up their game with their phone.

You’ll need to shoot with apps like Filmic Pro that let you “decompress” the footage so it doesn’t look all distorted. The lens uses a bayonet mount that attaches to compatible housings, including those from Moment or a variety of third-party options, including the SmallRig cage mentioned above.

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This USB-C rechargeable LED video light is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand but puts out a huge amount of light. It’s ideal for lighting up your subjects, whether for portraits, product photography or macro or for lighting up if you’re vlogging at night. The output power is easily adjustable, as is the color temperature of the light.

It also has a variety of creative effects to spice up your production, including simulations of fireworks, lightning, a flickering chimney, or the red and blue flashing of police car lights.

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The iPhone 13’s built-in image stabilization is already superb, but for an even smoother ride, consider using a dedicated gimbal like DJI’s OM 5. It evens out all but the most aggressive movement, allowing you to get smooth tracking footage of you running behind your subject as you shoot a chase scene.

It also has a built-in extendable selfie stick, which not only makes it ideal for YouTube vloggers, but also allows for more creative angles by holding it higher, or even flipping it around and running the camera close to the camera. ground or through grasses.

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Recording good audio is crucial for your vlogs or your next iPhone short film, and while the iPhone does a decent job of capturing audio, a dedicated microphone will take things to the next level. Rode’s VideoMicro shotgun mic can plug into your phone’s Lightning port (via an adapter) and delivers crystal-clear sound when recording with the standard iPhone camera app or any third-party video app.

I love using it on my phone for vlogging and the included windscreen is superb at cutting out wind noise when I’m working on location. Alternatively, get a 3.5mm extension cable and you can try using the mic on the end of a boom arm to record audio in a conversation you’re filming.

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At $1,795, industry giant Profoto’s B10 studio flash will be little more than a pipe dream to most. But if you want to achieve truly professional lighting on location or in a studio using your iPhone, the B10 is second to none. This professional flash is primarily designed for use with DSLRs, but can also be used with iPhones and Android phones via the Profoto app. It allows you to get photos with your phone that just wouldn’t be possible without it.

Of course, most pros probably wouldn’t consider filming a major project just on their phone, but it’s a potentially great backup in case the camera fails, or just a light and convenient way to test shots. ideas in the field without carrying bags of gear.

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Having a sturdy tripod can make all the difference in getting a stable, wobble-free video, especially if you want to get in frame. PolarPro’s Apex Minimalist Tripod is a great option for mobile producers, as its compact size means it’s easy to pack in a backpack, but it’s sturdy enough to support larger cameras if you have them. need.

I love using it for static shots and to hold my phone for vlogging while walking around. It either comes with a built-in twist-lock ball head or just the tripod legs. I prefer the latter because it allows me to use my own compact ball heads, which are more stable with heavier loads.

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Rather than using screw clamps to secure your phone in place, Moment’s tripod mount uses Apple’s MagSafe system, making it incredibly quick to set up your phone and start shooting . When you’re done, simply remove your phone from the magnetic disc and put it back in your pocket. Easy!

The stand’s minimalist approach to design makes it extremely compact, so it’s easy to always carry it with you when inspiration strikes. The magnets are also strong, so you don’t have to worry about your phone coming off while you’re walking. It’s available as a stand alone or with the cold shoe mount (pictured) for attaching a microphone when vlogging.

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