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    29 Products That'll Fool Everyone Into Thinking You're A Professional Photographer

    "Yeah, you can post that! I look good!" —all you friends, to you, after they see your mad photo skills.

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    1. A clip-on cell phone lens to help you increase the clarity of your photos, expand your shot, and reduce glare.,

    Promising Review: "This is a great little lens for the price. I spotted a resting swallowtail at our house this afternoon, and I had the macro lens with me. I snapped a few photos with it attached to my phone. I have a DSLR camera and would love to have this kind of lens for it, but the best camera is the one you use, and carrying my DSLR around isn't really practical when I'm chasing my kids around, too." —Erika Beers

    Get it from Amazon for $12.

    2. A full-on lighting setup so you'll always have a perfect glow.,

    Promising Review: "I'm an at-home professional photographer. I don't have a full studio, so this was an amazing purchase for the price. Easy to set up and take down, and comes with a very secure carrying case for the bulbs. The bulbs cool down quickly, they give a perfect amount of light to combat the shadows, and they lighten up faces for portraits." —Regina Petrera-Chiarizia

    Get it from Amazon for $56.

    3. A fancy AF digital SLR camera that'll have you taking street-style photos like no one's business.,

    Promising Review: "This being my first SLR camera, I have learned a lot from just a little playing around. I would strongly suggest watching a few introductory videos on YouTube to get used to the functions. However, this camera package packs a lot in for a cheaper price." —Austin D.

    Get it from Amazon for $502.

    4. A selfie stick you can transform into a tripod for perfect, stable shots every time.

    Promising Review: "I ordered this for myself, and my mom saw it and loved it. I gave it to her and ordered another one for myself. I love everything about it. It's compact enough to fit in my small purse, has detachable Bluetooth that is so convenient, and it comes with a tripod. I saw other ones and this one was perfect for me." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    5. Or a camera tripod to make sure your photos are always perfectly centered.,

    Promising Review: "It works well. It isn't the most robust tripod, but lightweight, and easy to carry." —Alexisz

    Get it from Amazon for $17+ (available in 50" and 60" options).

    6. A cell phone lens that'll make everyone think you're sitting front row when you're actually across the street in the nosebleed section.

    Promising Review: "Easily attaches to my iPod Touch with or without the case I use on it. I have an app for zoom photography, but it doesn't take a very focused picture. And the iPhone/iPod Touch cameras don't do well. So this little kit has been a godsend." —Robert

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    7. A compact digital camera so you can snap some high-quality photos without lugging around a giant brick.

    Promising Review: "I've taken some amazing pics with this. People are shocked when I tell them I took them with a point and shoot.." —Kristy

    Get it from Amazon for $90.

    8. A secure camera bag you can adjust to fit all the things you'll need without worrying about them getting damaged.

    Promising Review: "The interiors are very soft, and give the security I need for my camera and extra lenses. Everything I would carry normally fits nicely, and the zippers and pockets are strong. It's waterproof, which is what finally made me purchase it. It's a high-quality camera case for a very reasonable price." —C-Fam.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    9. Or a backpack that'll make it easier to get all your equipment to your next shoot.


    Promising Review: "This is a great little bag! It's a bit smaller than I had pictured it, but it holds a decent amount of gear. It's well-made, and the extra padding means it is nice and comfortable on long shoots. The rubberized zipper pulls are something I wish were on every zipper. The main inner compartment can be completely customized with the included padded velcro partitions." —Josh

    Get it from Amazon for $21.

    10. A ring light to fool people into thinking your skin has never not been absolutely perfect.

    Promising Review: "I use this light for portrait photography. I'm a makeup artist, this makes my work stand out and the images look beautiful. Great light that is affordable, lightweight, and portable. Highly recommend for new photographers, YouTubers, and selfie takers." —XmalloryyoungX

    Get it from Amazon for $80.

    11. And one for your phone so your selfie game is always strong.,

    Promising Review: "Great device for my phone. It's great for selfie pictures, or even just for putting on makeup. It has 36 very strong LED lights, you can choose out of three different light strengths, and the clip-on is very durable and very effective." —Danielle I

    Get it from Amazon for $10 (available with white or pink lighting).

    12. A fabric backdrop that'll let you create a perfect setting for any of your shots.,

    Promising Review: "It's very nice and very white, but the only thing I was kinda unpleased with was that when I set it up, I had to iron it. After that it looks pretty good, pretty white." —Elaina

    Get it from Amazon for $14.

    13. A full-on lens kit so you can turn your phone into the professional grade camera of your dreams.,

    Promising Review: "Love using these clip-on lenses. The pictures I have been able to take while using them look great. The macro lens is a lot of fun to play around with, too." —T. Rossi

    Get it from Amazon for $15+. (Available in a variety of colors.)

    14. A set of collapsable light reflectors because nothing says, "I'm shooting for Vogue!" more than fancy reflecting light things.,

    Promising Review: "It's definitely MORE than I expected for the price! I personally like the silver for reflecting sunlight during outdoor portraits, (if it's cloudy), the gold one is awesome for blond models, the translucent one to defuse the sun if it's too sunny, and the white as a reflector for the flash/speed light when shooting indoors. Also, they're light and easy to pack. Another possible usage is as a portable backdrop." —Kristian B.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    15. An iPhone cover to make your cell phone look like a legit camera.

    Promising Review: "I'm a photographer by profession, and this case is just so cute I had to get it. I get so many compliments on it. An added benefit, that I didn't pay any thought to when I first purchased it, is the strap! I don't have to worry about whether my phone fits in my pocket or having to carry it in my purse. I just use the case strap. When my kids play on my phone, I have them put the strap over their necks so they can't drop it. It's really great!" —Erin N. Ferguson

    Get it from Amazon for $10. (Available for iPhone 6 or 7, and in a variety of colors.)

    16. A high-performance SD card with plenty of space to store all your beautiful pics.

    Promising Review: "Great for photographers! Especially if you are shooting 4k video! The 100mb/s runs out in like six or seven minutes, but for those quick 10-second clips, it's worth it. I mainly use it in my camera for photos." —Cory Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $19+ (available in a variety of memory capacities).

    17. And a storage case for your SD cards so you always know where they are.

    Promising Review: "This is a great way to organize and protect your camera's SD memory cards that hold such valuable memories. Prior to getting this case, my memory cards were in my dresser drawer getting scratched up, dusty, and rolling around. I couldn't keep track of them. Now I have one less thing to worry about, and I know my precious memories are safe and in one spot! The quality of this is GREAT! Plastic is sturdy and durable. I got the purple, it's a nice color. Just as pictured." —C

    Get it from Amazon for $6+ (available in variety of colors).

    18. A GoPro to guarantee you get the best shot, even if you're riding a surf board through the Pacific.,

    Promising Review: "The Hero5 is the first GoPro with GPS built in, which is great because I love traveling a lot and it's great to know where exactly I shot that last great video. The other big change is the introduction of voice commands. I just tell the camera to start and stop recording, which is useful, especially when I do some extreme sporting. Bombing down a hill on a mountain bike looks cool on a GoPro, but you do not look cool when you stop the epic run to press a record button. The battery life is pretty decent. It lasted for two hours and fifteen minutes. But when I turned off the GPS and used the touch screen infrequently, I got even better battery life. It’s also completely waterproof. I didn't go as deep as 33 feet yet, but I made some good videos with my toddler in the ocean, and it passed the waterproof test." —Tech Insider

    Get it from Amazon for $399.

    19. And a full-on accessory set with everything you need to make sure your GoPro is always secure while you get the shot.,

    Promising Review: "Can't wait to put my GoPro to work. The dog strap fits my dogs great! I'm so glad they're stretchy! This is really awesome! Totally worth getting!" —Jessica Gallardo

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    20. A solid strap that'll have your camera within your grasp at all times.

    Promising Review: "I am in love with this strap! I have been on the lookout for a nice simple strap, with a quick release and simple design. I love how there are four pockets. I plan on using these for extra SD cards, and my lens caps. They fit really snugly in there. No chance of them falling out. I love the material, it's super comfy and soft! The edges are not scratchy like the original strap that came with my camera." —Gabrielle

    Get it from Amazon for $13 (available in a variety of colors).

    21. A hard drive so you always have space for all the amazing pictures you're snapping.

    Promising Review: "This external hard drive is a total LIFESAVER. I use it to store all of my documents, photographs, and videos from my laptop. I am a college student, and I often find that my computer is cluttered up with random things I never look at or use anymore. This hard drive helps me keep my computer from slowing down. I use it to back up all of my important data, and it fits everything I have. I am a crazy photo fanatic, and I have hundreds of documents and assignments from classes and this hard drive still has space to spare after I loaded everything onto it." —Natalie Zimmerman

    Get it from Amazon for $50+ (available in a variety of sizes).

    22. Some pretty fancy editing software that'll help you turn even the drabbest of photos into art.

    Promising Review: "The quick and guided is good for beginners, like myself. You need to know what you're doing. I would also suggest some free tutorials, or a book if you're new like me. Even though there's a lot to learn, I have already performed some amazing edits. I recently took some family photos and, as is sometimes the case when working with people, especially young children, there was something wrong with every photo. After a few quick Google searches, and two tutorials I was able to perform a pretty darn good head swap. You cannot tell the photo was edited in any way." —Kayla

    Get it from Amazon for $50+ (available for Mac, PC, in disc format, and with an instructional book).

    23. A Nikon Coolpix camera to capture every detail of all your memories.,

    Promising Review: "Ok guys, after ordering three cameras for an upcoming trip to Europe, I returned all of them them because of their horrible picture quality. Then I finally came across this camera. It's more than I expected. Not quite a professional camera, but you can still play around with a few settings to get that better shot. The camera has an awesome grip to it. It's just a beautiful camera. The picture quality is fantastic. Then there is the price of the camera, you cannot beat that price." —Mad4Desi

    Get it from Amazon for $159.

    24. A clip-on camera filter that'll let you capture wide-angle shots with your phone.

    Promising Review: "I had tons of trouble finding a lens to fit my iPhone 7 Plus without distorting the photograph or blurring the picture, but this one was perfect. This lens easily blew others I tried out of the water." —Ramiza Rahic

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    25. A USB reader hub capable of securely transferring the images from as many as four memory cards at once onto a USB drive of your choice.

    Promising Review: "A must-have for any photographer. I do professional photography but that doesn't mean that your point and shoot photographer does not have important pictures. I highly recommend it. The pins are tough, and the card seats deeply and with positive engagement." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $60. Find the readers on Amazon for $23 each.

    26. A lens perfect for snapping those low-light moments.,

    Promising Review: "I am a very amateur photographer. I just got my first DSLR a few days ago, with this lens. It has a nice wide aperture, which makes for a fast lens that is good in low light and has some nice creamy bokeh (blurring behind the subject of the photo)! I'll just let the pictures of my sweet dog Ellie do the talking, if you don't believe me! Mind you, that is after only having a DSLR for a few days. I'm no expert, and those shots look great thanks to this lens." —King Louie

    Get it from Amazon for $167.

    27. And a camera lens that'll make capturing stunning portraits an actual thing even you can do.,

    Promising Review: "I use this lens for closeups of my dog, (and the other dogs I sit for). For how much this lens costs, it's really, really amazing." —Lisa Ullery

    Get it from Amazon for $111.

    28. A wireless remote control for your SLR camera to help step in front of the camera once in awhile.,

    Promising Review: "Very much worth it for the price. Has been extremely helpful with night shots and astrophotography. The range sometimes varies, I have to move closer to the camera, or point it from a different angle. But I don't know whether that's the camera or the remote, it always end up working after some minor adjustments." — Ben S.

    Get it from Amazon for $9 (available for Canon and Nikon cameras).

    29. And this complete photography kit so you have everything you need to basically become Annie Leibovitz.,

    Promising Review: "LOVE this camera and all the accessories. I'm not a professional by any means, but I receive a lot of compliments on my photos! Absolutely love this camera." —Sierra

    Get it from Amazon for $469.

    From now on your Insta will be 🔥🔥🔥!


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