You have an older camera phone. You have a contract that states an upgrade is not currently an option. You see the plethora of new Android phones and the iPhone 4. It’s hard not to be jealous of the amazing photo apps that turn any photo taken on these phones into the work of an expert photographer. FilterFX allows you to take artsy photos on the go with effects like Cool, Warm, Vintage, and Sepia. Art Camera includes Emboss, Sketch, and Oil Painting filters. Admit it – you have camera phone envy.
Don’t fret. If you don’t plan to buy your way out of the old and into the new, here are some options to at least get you on par with your friends and their newly acquired photo taking skills.
#1 – The Fisheye, Macro, and Wide Angle Camera Phone Lenses. These portable lenses attach to any camera phone via a detachable magnetic ring that keeps them stable, and they are made of high clarity glass to ensure clear shots. You can buy them separately as the Wide Angle/Macro Lens ($20.00) and Fisheye Lens ($25.00) or bundled for a discounted rate of $40.00 at PhotoJoJo.com (pre-order now).
#2 – Jelly Camera Phone Filters. These filters have a sticky, removable pad that attaches to almost any camera phone and are available in multiple effects like Polarized, Sparkle, Kaleidoscope and Starburst to name a few – you can even use multiple filters at the same time for some crazy innovative shots. A slick string hook attaches to your cell phone or keychain to keep them handy. Check out the whole series at Jelly-Lens.com.
For all the newer camera phone owners, yes, these fun tools and filters do work with your phones also. Time to get out there and start taking even better pictures!