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How to take infinitely better smartphone photos in 5 minutes for $15

Smartphone Tripod DIY

Over the past few years, cameras on modern smartphones have become shockingly impressive. Well, some of them have, at least. Gone are the days of having to carry a cell phone and a separate compact digital camera, since the photos captured by many high-end smartphones like the iPhone 5s, Samsung phones and Nokia phones are nearly as good as images taken with point-and-shoot cameras. In fact, some smartphone cameras are even better than many dedicated cameras. As good as these mobile camera have gotten, though, they all have one fatal flaw: You’re the one taking the pictures.

We’re not trying to say you’re a bad photographer or anything, but smartphones pack a ton of technology into a very tiny space. As a result of these thin designs, they simply cannot have the same type of optical image stabilization technology that dedicated digital cameras have. Of course, even the most steady-handed people in the world still make small, barely perceivable movements while taking a photo.

As it turns out, there’s an easy DIY way to address the problem, and all it takes is $15 and 5 minutes of your time.

CNET’s Sharon Vaknin has posted a video and instructions that will teach you how to transform just about any smartphone case on the planet into a makeshift tripod mount in just 5 minutes. All you’ll need is a smartphone case and a tripod, and the rest of the parts can be purchased for about $15 from any hardware store.

Interested? Follow the link below in our source section for the simple guide.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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