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Hard to believe there was a time when we didn’t all walk around with quality cameras in our bags. Yes, our phones have become progressively more advanced over the years, with their cameras being a focus of that improvement. Mobile photography is better than ever, but if you really want to take some nice photos, then getting a few accessories can really up your game. With a little extra gear, you can take photos that border on professional quality.

That iPhone 14 and 14 pers offer excellent features that creative professionals will enjoy, such as multiple rear cameras – including a super wide-angle lens – capable of capturing incredible photos and videos.

Perhaps the most notable, however, is the addition of ProRes, which launched in the previous generation and is available on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. It allows you to create a much more professional post-production look. This means that creative professionals can now integrate these phones into their productions.

And sure, you can just go outside with your phone and grab something beautiful shotsbut there are a plethora of iPhone 14 accessories you can use to take both your videos and photos to new heights and wow your followers.

Here’s our list of the best gear to pair with yours iPhone to give your shots a boost. Every iPhone 14 accessory listed here has been tested by us to ensure it works as well as it’s supposed to. If it didn’t impress, it didn’t make the list. So look no further if you are looking for the best iPhone film accessories to take your skills to the next level. With these excellent accessories, taking photos is child’s play.

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Camera cages are common tools that allow you to attach a variety of accessories to a DSLR, including lights, microphones, grips, and external monitors. SmallRig’s new mobile cage offers almost the same functionality, but for your iPhone, and with multiple attachment points around the edge to attach any accessories you might need, like microphones.

I’ve used the cage with an attached Aperture LED light, PolarPro tripod, and Rode mic (all seen below), resulting in an incredible mobile vlogging rig. SmallRig also offers a variety of custom attachments, including top and side handles that provide stability when holding your hand while filming. The cage is solidly constructed from aluminum, has bayonet lens mounts (see below) and a convenient clasp to easily slip your phone in and out.

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Anamorphic lenses are typically something you would find in a professional cameraman’s kit bag. These lenses offer a wider aspect ratio than a wide-angle lens, along with distinctive blue-line lens flares that give footage a much more cinematic quality. Moment’s portable anamorphic lens does just that for your iPhone.

Clip it on and it compresses your footage into the shorter, wide capture format that completely changes the look of the video you can capture from your phone. I absolutely loved the way my phone shots looked with the lens and it’s a must have for any budding film producer looking to up their game with their phone.

You’ll need to shoot with apps like Filmic Pro, which allow you to “uncompress” the footage so it doesn’t look distorted on most cameras. The lens uses a bayonet mount that attaches to compatible housings, including Moment’s own or a variety of third-party options, including the aforementioned SmallRig cage.

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iPhone cameras don’t have the best lighting, so it’s always a good idea to have a backup light. Packed with LED lights, this rechargeable USB-C video light is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, but puts out a massive amount of light if you don’t have the right lighting.

It’s great for illuminating your subjects, whether for portraits, product photography or macro, or for illuminating yourself when you’re vlogging at night. The output power is easily adjustable, as is the color temperature of the light.

It also has a variety of creative lighting effects to spice up your production, including simulations of fireworks, lightning bolts, a flickering chimney, or the red and blue flashing lights of police cars.

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The iPhone 14’s built-in image stabilization is already excellent, but for an even smoother ride consider using a dedicated gimbal like DJI’s OM 5. It smooths out all but the most aggressive movements, so you get smooth tracking shots of you running after your subject while filming a chase.

It also has a built-in extendable selfie stick, which not only makes it great for YouTube vloggers, but also allows for more creative angles by holding it higher or even flipping it and running the camera close to the ground or through grasses.

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Capturing good audio for your vlogs or your next iPhone-based short film is crucial, and while the iPhone does a good job of capturing audio, a dedicated microphone takes things to the next level. The Rode VideoMicro Shotgun Microphone plugs into your phone’s Lightning port (via an adapter) and delivers crystal clear audio when recording with the standard iPhone camera app or a third-party video app, making it one of the best iPhone camera accessories on the market.

I love using it for vlogging on my phone and the included windscreen is excellent for blocking out wind noise when working on location. Alternatively, get a 3.5mm extension cable and you can try using the mic on the end of a boom boom to capture audio in a conversation you are filming.

It’s a great investment if you’re looking for a directional microphone.

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At $1,795, the B10 studio flash from industry giant Profoto will be little more than a pipe dream for most. But if you really want to get professional lighting on location or in a studio with your iPhone, the B10 is second to none of the best iPhone camera accessories. . This professional flash was primarily designed for use with DSLRs, but can also be used with iPhones and Android phones via the Profoto app. When you’re ready to take your smartphone photography to the next level, you can use your phone to capture shots that just wouldn’t be possible without it.

Sure, most pros probably wouldn’t consider filming a large project with just their phone, but it’s a potentially great backup in the event of a camera failure, or just an easy and convenient way to test ideas on location without bags to carry lugging gear around.

It also comes with a carry case that protects it from other elements. Its rechargeable battery offers a battery life that can deliver more than 400 full flashes.

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A solid tripod can make all the difference in getting stable, shake-free video, especially if you plan to put yourself in the frame. PolarPro’s Apex Minimalist tripod is a great option for mobile producers as it’s compact size makes it easy to slip into a backpack but is durable enough to support larger cameras when needed.

I love using it for static shots and holding my phone up to record vlogs as I walk around. Either with an integrated twist lock ball head or only as tripod legs. I prefer the latter as it allows me to use my own compact ball heads which are more stable with heavier loads.

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Rather than using screw clamps to secure your phone, Moment’s tripod mount uses Apple’s MagSafe system, which allows you to attach your phone and start recording incredibly quickly. When you’re done, simply rip your phone off the magnetic plate and slip it back into your pocket. Easy!

The minimalist approach to the mount’s design makes it extremely compact, making it easy to carry with you whenever inspiration strikes. The magnets are strong too, so you don’t have to worry about your phone detaching as you walk along. It’s available as a standalone mount or with the cold shoe mount (shown) to attach a microphone while vlogging.

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