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Recently I have been astounded at how horrible my mobile photography is. I watch the Instagram posts of others and covet their light, bright, noise free images. I just haven't understood why everyone has such great pictures and mine are so horrible. I even rarely post to Instagram from Magic & Light Collection because my iPhone 5 pictures are so noisy...and just horrible. I'm pretty sure my Facebook friends are scratching their heads saying "isn't she a photographer".
This morning I was scrolling through my Twitter feed and stumbled across this amazing start up company, Moment. Have you heard of them? OMG. They know what's up. If you are into mobile photography, this is totally your jam.
They have a truly great project going on with the Moment Lens.
Moment Lenses are the only lenses that work with or without a case. The company touts three advantages to the moments lens.
1. No Distortion - Moments advanced lens designs minimize the geometric distortion to fractions of a percent. They claim that no Photoshop is required but we all know that Photoshop makes the magic.
2. Clean Edge To Edge - Moment lenses have a slightly larger lens diameter that fully optimize the quality from the center of the frame, all the way to the edge.
3. Minimal Chromatic Aberration- Not sure what this is? Its ugly. They claim to minimize this unsightly phenomenon via expert glass selection and expert design forms.
They are working on raising funds to build the Moment Case. The case, lens, and app they have created will work together as a single apparatus to give you the best possible mobile images. The case would allow for a shutter button similar to what we are used to on our DSLR's, with a half push lock feature. You will also be able to lock focus which in terms of mobile photography is amazing. Does anyone else's iPhone continually attempt to lock focus, and not allow you to take a picture until the moment is over? Mine does. The company needs money to develop and produce this product, and have been using Kickstarter to achieve this goal. It looks like they are about to reach their goal soon and that means we can all start benefitting from this propriety lens interface.
I almost always struggle with motion blur when taking pictures with my iPhone. The Grip Tight Gorilla Pod can cling to almost any surface to steady your camera allowing you to take crisper photos and eliminating camera shake. This outstanding product is also great for taking selfies!
Luxi For All is a diffusion dome attachment for the front-facing camera of your mobile device, such as iPhone, or iPad. It can be paired with the Luxi app (available on iOS and Android) to help you determine the best exposure settings for your DSLR or other camera. I think we can all agree that whether it is a mobile camera or an ultra expensive DSLR, the on-camera flash is horrendous. This is the perfect solution!
I see applications of these products for Lifestyle Bloggers, Food Bloggers, & Photography Bloggers. They are unobtrusive enough to allow you to snap away and share with your social media following.