My parents surprised me with the iPhone accessory Olloclip 3-in-1 Lens for my birthday… a couple months ago. I’ve finally been playing around with it lately and thought I’d share some of the fun!
I spent some time on Pinterest looking for ideas and a few other reviews… this pin was my favorite! Click the link to see some of her awesome pics of flowers and bugs in her yard – I can’t wait to try out the macro lens in a garden!
Last weekend I took a walk around the apartment with the Olloclip lenses and then headed outside to play some more. All three lenses are in one tiny attachment that fits over the iPhone camera, and you can use any photo editing apps that you already have on your phone. Below are some pics from my photo walk!
Olloclip 3-in-1 Lens
Time: Literally seconds to slide the attachment over the corner of your iPhone
Cost: Mine was a gift… but you can find them on Amazon
The macro lens is like a magnifying glass… let’s take a moment to appreciate just how gross the light switch is above. Yuck! Not sure I needed to see that up close…
Moving on to prettier things! For comparison, here’s a pic of a piece of art hanging on our nautical collage wall (thanks Mom and Dad!)
With the Macro lens attachment, here are a couple close ups…
For best results, hold the lens really close, about an inch away. And try to keep a steady hand. At first I had trouble getting the images in focus, and I had to rest my hand on the wall to keep it steady. Once you get the hang of it though, it’s addictive!
I started wandering around snapping pictures of different textures that might look interesting. Since I was already standing by the collage wall, I started with a few pics from my mini nautical quilt,
then the zipper pull on a Longchamp bag,
a few embroidery pieces in the bedroom,
and then I got to my jewelry. My favorite part!
Outside, I didn’t use the macro lens as much. Mostly because I was too embarrassed to go crouching around trying to get good pictures… but if I had my own yard or some plants, it would be really cool to explore more!
Here I am pretending to check my mail…
And here’s what I was really doing… checking out the Macro lens at work!
The fish eye lens is a really cool effect and captures a much bigger amount of space. It’s super easy to use!
I started in the bedroom… Hi Tali!
(looking out the window onto the fire escape)
Then moved to the hallway,
and then outside!
I never noticed that the street name stamped into the sidewalk is misspelled… ha! The wide angle lens is neat, but not exactly as big a difference as the macro or fish eye lenses. It does capture a noticeably wider angle, and would probably be best for landscapes or something where you could really appreciate the difference.
Inside the apartment…
I guess I was in a camera kind of mood, because this weekend I also printed a few pics from our summer travels so far. I chose a few to go inside these three mini frames I bought on impulse… but hey, they were on clearance! I brought one to work and tucked the other two around the house.
I hung the rest of the prints on the hallway clothesline and switched out some of the older pictures… then I snapped a few pics (of the pics… ooh, meta) with the olloclip lens as well.
I love this thing! Very fun accessory that amps up the iPhone camera with some great results. Thanks again, Mom and Dad! And of course, Pinterest comes in handy too for a little inspiration.