The Weather Network – Capture the fall colors with these must-have phone accessories

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It’s autumn and the temperatures are slowly dropping. No matter how you feel about seeing summer in the rear view mirror, one thing almost everyone can enjoy in the weeks to come is the fall colors as the leaves start to turn.

It’s not only good for your sanity to take a walk in the woods while those reds, oranges and yellows are in bloom, it also makes for a pretty picture. If you’re a shutter enthusiast and you’re hoping to up your smartphone’s camera game, here are some suggestions for your starter accessories.

4 in 1 Phone Camera Lens Kit


Newer smartphone models, in particular, have surprisingly good cameras for their size, but you can go one step further with lens accessories. If you’re just starting out, we love this four-in-one lens set. With a 22X telephoto, 235° fisheye, 0.62X wide-angle, and 25X macro, you’ll be ready to capture any kind of fall surroundings you like, whether it’s landscape panning or close-up. Simply attach your favorite glass to your phone with the included clip, and you’re off to the races.

What else to know:

  • Suitable for almost all Samsung and Apple smartphones
  • Includes mini tripod and carrying case
  • Rated 4 out of 5 on

60″ Phone Tripod

Large Amazon Tripod


No matter how stable your grip, for still or panoramic photography, a tripod is your best friend. There are plenty on the market, but we chose this one for the quality of the kit: unlike other options, it comes with both a phone holder AND a wireless remote (compatible with iOS and Android), and its 60-inch maximum extension is at the higher end of what’s available.

What else to know:

  • The legs are easy to extend and feature rubber grips for added stability.
  • Weighs 1.4 pounds and can support any type of smartphone
  • Rated 4.4 out of 5 on

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Flexible Smartphone Tripod

Amazon Tripod Flexible Legs


This 60-inch tripod is a great buy, but depending on what kind of shooter you want to be, it may be more than enough. For something a little smaller, try this one instead: Its sprawling robotic look comes from three flexible rubber-covered feet that you can wrap around things like tree branches, railings, and saplings to really open your positioning options.

What else to know

  • Includes phone clip and wireless remote
  • Weighs 0.6 pounds and can support up to 3 pounds
  • Rated 4.4 out of 5 on

4 in 1 selfie stick

Amazon selfie stick


Thanks to the casual tourist, selfie sticks get a bad rap, but in the hands of someone savvy enough not to back off a dock, they can be a fun and useful tool. This one is reasonably priced and popular among those who bought it from Amazon, comes with a foldable phone holder, and connects wirelessly to your smartphone. At a glance, the handle even folds into a rudimentary tripod, and the remote control detaches for easy longer-range self-portraits.

What else to know:

  • 29 inch maximum extension
  • Lightweight aluminum construction
  • Rated 4.3 out of 5 on

iPhone photography for dummies

Amazon photography book


Maybe you’re new to photography in general or, like me, used to relying on your DSLR for your best shots and just wading through the world of shooting. on smartphones. Regardless of your experience level, you’d be surprised what you can get out of your phone with a few extra instructions, which is why we recommend this book by professional New Brunswick photographer Mark Hemmings.

What else to know:

  • Also available for Android
  • Kindle editions for iPhone and Android are also available
  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 on

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