iPhone Photography

The best gimbals for iPhone (and why you need one)

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Love shooting videos for social media like TikTok and Instagram? Then, getting a good gimbal for your iPhone can really level up your game. A gimbal keeps your camera completely steady even when you move about such as while walking or dancing. This results in high-quality footage without any of the shake or blurriness that happens when you shoot hand-held.

I've picked out some of the best iPhone gimbals for different budgets and needs. So, whether you're vlogging on the go, capturing stunning travel videos, or showing off your dance moves, check out the options below and get professional quality footage every time.

The best tripods for iPhone to suit every budget

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Whether you're shooting a video, taking fun selfies, or really anything else, using a tripod can be a gamechanger for your mobile photography and videos. The best tripods for iPhone provide much-needed stability to your phone, which helps capture the perfect shots. Moreover, you can shoot hands-free which gives you more control and flexibility.

As someone who travels solo, I use a tripod to take all my travel photos and it's been life-changing. It's almost like having your own personal photographer at a fraction of the price! You don't need to take my word for it - try it yourself by grabbing one of the best iPhone tripods from the list below.

We've also covered more about why you need a tripod and how to pick the right one for your needs.

Periscope aka folded lens: What it is, how it works and why it’ll boost iPhone photography

A scene from Apple's showing Selena Gomez posing for a selfie with her iPhone 6s camera with a bunch of reporters in the background photographing her

A dedicated telephoto lens (aka zoom lens) found on some iPhones boosts iPhone photography with optical zoom capabilities. Future iPhones are rumored to allow for even deeper zoom by adopting a periscope lens (or foldable lens as it's sometimes referred to). At its core, this technology diverts light through a prism and into a telephoto lens set at a ninety-degree angle to a rear-facing lens and buried deep inside the chassis.

iOS 15.2 beta 2 adds a Macro mode toggle in the iPhone 13 Pro’s Camera app

A still image taken from Apple's iPhone 13 Pro introduction video on YouTube, showing a closeup of the three cameras on the back.

With the launch of iOS 15 and the iPhone 13 Pro, which includes support for macro photography, Apple made a bold decision. That was automatic switching, which could be pretty aggressive sometimes. That meant that some users were unable to avoid automatically switching to Macro mode for snapping a photo, even when they didn't want it. The good news, Apple was quick to fix it with the wide launch of iOS 15.1.