Let’s make one thing clear about starting a beauty blog: good photos will make or break your blog.
iPhone Photography is fantastic. Lyn and I try to hone our iPhonography skills through Youtube tutorials and good old fashioned practice as often as we can. Frequently we take time after lunch and after work to take a stroll with the purpose of getting better at iPhonography. When you start your beauty blog, you will likely be using your cell phone to photograph swatches and looks of the day. Eventually, if your blog does well, you will invest in a DSLR camera, but until then, it is a good idea to hone your skills on taking sharp, quality iPhone shots.
Since I don’t always have my DSLR with me, I was very happy to try out the Pixly Cell Phone Camera Accessory Bundle. This highly affordable bundle will exponentially increase the quality of your pictures. Just think of how well your blog will start doing if the quality of your pictures increases – overnight!
My biggest problem with taking pictures with my iPhone is that I accidentally move the camera as I take the picture. As light a touch as I exert, somehow I frequently end up jarring the phone just enough to make the picture blurry. This kit comes with a truly fantastic tripod to stabilize the picture It has telescopic legs so that you can adjust it to the correct height. It is easy to slide your phone in securely, and it won’t scratch your phone, as some other tripods I have tried have done. If you are taking a picture of a product, this tripod works great, as you can zoom, focus, or change the filter, so the shot is exactly the way you want it. The feet are sturdy and won’t slide around, so you don’t have to worry about the whole thing moving. There is a swivel mount on the camera, so you can tilt and angle the phone to get the perfect shot.
My second favorite part is the Bluetooth Camera Remote Shutter. If you REALLY want to make sure that you won’t get a blurry shot, this is perfect. It pairs with your phone easily and allows you to take a step back to make sure the shot is just right. It’s also great for makeup selfies or Outfit of the Day shots!
It also comes with three lenses: Macro, Fisheye, and Wide Angle. We’ve come to be reliant on apps to create these angles, but it is best to create them in the original shot. You can tweak from there, but start with the raw shot and add if needed via app. These connect easily with the universal lens clip, which fits over the camera but doesn’t occlude or lay shadows on the shot. It is also nicely padded so it doesn’t scratch your phone. And since it is universal, it fits on any phone. The lenses and the clip come in a nice fabric case that easily fits in your purse, so you can always be ready!
As much as I rely on my DSLR, I am really happy to have this kit. If you are just starting out with your blog, it is a very worthwhile small investment into getting the excellent pictures you need for your blog!
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I received this item for testing and review purposes. If you have any questions about my experience with it, leave it in the comments section below, and I’ll do my best to answer it!