The tripod, lens, microphone, and other accessories pictured here are some of the best in the industry. Learn more about how each of them can improve your smartphone photography and videos. Explore some of our favorites.
The tripod, lens, microphone, and other accessories pictured here are some of the best in the industry. Learn more about how each of them can improve your smartphone photography and videos. Explore some of our favorites.
Photograph by Mark Thiessen, National Geographic

The Best Camera Accessories for Your Smartphone

Bring your smartphone photography to the next level with these great gadgets.

Photographers can all tell you a story about the time they missed an amazing shot because they didn’t or couldn’t have their camera with them. Fortunately, almost every photographer usually has their smartphone with them. As the quality of the cameras in smartphones improves, so do the tools and accessories to help you stay ahead of the pack. While the lens and sensors built into your phone will always have the biggest impact on quality, these tools will help you level up in all sorts of scenarios. [Want more? Read about our favorite compact cameras for travelers.]

Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for National Geographic magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.

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