As the holiday season is fast approaching, we compiled a list of personal product recommendations. We are constantly testing new photography tools and gadgets that go together well with ProCamera and smartphone photography in general.
These are our top 5 product tips for December 2016:
Polaroid Zip – Mobile Printer
Turning a unique moment into a physical object is always special. Not only can you preserve a beautiful instant, you may also share it with family and friends later on. Using the Polaroid Zip is a fun and easy way to get little instant prints directly from your iPhone. We know that you already took a ton of great photos with ProCamera, so why not print your favorites?
Recently, we also published an in-depth video review of the mobile printer.
The Polaroid printer is available in various colors on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2h661rK
Quad Lock Mounting System
The Quad Lock mounting system is integrated in a slim and compact smartphone case. It allows you to securely attach your iPhone to a tripod, bike, car window, etc.
For photography purposes, it’s key to have a secure and tight camera fixation. The Quad Lock system provides that, thanks to the universal Tripod Adaptor. The small and lightweight adaptor can be screwed onto any traditional tripod (1/4″ 20 thread). Using a Quad Lock case, you may then connect your smartphone to a tripod – horizontally or vertically.
The iPhone case comes in different dimensions, so please look for the right size that fits your iPhone generation.
The Quad Lock case and tripod adapter are available on Amazon:
Case > http://amzn.to/2gYO0iN
Adapter > http://amzn.to/2gYhD1q
Now that we have talked about a great tripod mount, the logical next step is suggesting an actual tripod. The definition of the “perfect tripod” always depends on your camera, intended shooting situation, and luggage/backpack capacity. Therefore, we came up with two suggestions: a full-blown tripod with an excellent price-performance-ratio, and a handy pocket-size stand.
The Cullman tripod offers everything you’d look for in a modern travel tripod: Decent max height and weight capacity, small packing size, fast leg adjustment (length & angle), ball head, and a lot more. Remember that you’ll need some sort of clamp or adaptor to attach your iPhone to a standard camera tripod (e.g. Quad Lock Adaptor or GripTight Mount mentioned in this list), since smartphones don’t have screw threads like traditional DSLR cameras.
The tripod is available on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2gHmqpT
Joby GPod Mini Magnetic
The smallest member of the renowned Gorillapod family comes with a special feature: The red magnetic feet hold on securely to metal surfaces. Just like its bigger brothers, the Gpod Mini features flexible leg joints, which makes it possible to use the tripod almost anywhere.
As an alternative for the cheap plastic-and-metal universal smartphone tripod clamps, Joby also offers an adjustable screw-on mount with secure rubber pads, which is also shown in the picture.
Both items are available on Amazon:
GPod Mini > http://amzn.to/2h6n2lA
GripTight Mount > http://amzn.to/2gYJaCm
ProCamera Privacy Sticker Set
Sometimes, it’s not about the capture, but about not being captured. With our brand new sticker set, you can easily block built-in cameras of smart TVs, smartphones, laptops, and tablets to protect your privacy. The stickers work on smooth surfaces without any glue or adhesive film (static cling adhesion), which means they can be applied and removed in no time. The set includes two sheets of stickers, which will give you a total of 22 stickers. Each sheet provides you with two different sticker sizes.
Happy shopping and enjoy experimenting!