You don’t have to be a professional to enjoy these cool photography gadget and geeks, which include miniature cameras, portable photo studios, helmet cams, bottle tripods, and more. We’ve rounded up ten of the coolest for your viewing pleasure. Continue reading to see them all.
10. Bottle Cap Tripod
Amateur and professional photographers alike usually like to get a level shot, without having to lug around a full-sized tripod. Introducing the bottle cap tripod, which works exactly like it sounds. One caveat: you have to leave most, if not all, of the liquid in the bottle before using it.
9. Photoshop Frame
Sometimes, Photoshop users get so entranced by the software after countless hours of editing that they begin hallucinating and seeing the tools in real-life. Fortunately, this geeky Photoshop frame will allow them to see their loved ones without even turning their computers on.
8. Canon Lens Mug
Let’s face it, lenses, Canon or any other brand, can be quite expensive. The last thing you’d want is to accidentally spill a cup of coffee on your DSLR and / or lens, so this mug just might be the next best thing. From afar, nobody will ever have to know that it can’t be used to photograph anything.
7. Inflatable Photo Studio
You can’t always get the perfect shot in natural settings, and this inflatable photo studio aims to solve that problem. It can be set up in just 3-minutes, providing you with enough room for all your equipment and a few subjects to boot. No word yet on pricing or availability.
6. Spy Lens
Paparazzi rejoice! This nifty spy lens works with any DSLR camera and basically can rotate a full 360-degrees, allowing you to take candid, 90-degree shots in just about any direction. Aside from snapping celebs, this would also come in handy for capturing camera-shy people.
5. F-Stop Watch
In photography, the f-stop (or f-number) refers to the maximum aperture of the lens. This basically means the amount of light being let through the lens. So, an f2.8 is larger than f5.6. Now, you can tell time using these exact numbers, with this geeky “F-Stop Watch”.
4. Camera Lamp
This may not provide enough lighting to take photographs, but it’s definitely great for reading a book or working on your computer. The bulb itself is housed in a camera-like housing, complete with tripod and arm extension.
3. Camera Lens Calendar
At $2000, this camera lens calendar just might be the most expensive accessory that doesn’t actually work. If the interior of this lens was studded with real diamonds or 24K gold-lined, the price would definitely be more understandable.
2. Rollei Mini Digital Camera
The Rollei Mini looks like a vintage camera, but in reality, it’s actually a modern shooter with a 5.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and miniSD memory expansion. It was designed to look just like a real Rolleiflex camera from the past.
1. Automatic Picture-Taking Dock
Sony has outdone itself once again, and this time, it’s in the photography arena. This nifty dock works with select point-and-shoot models, and essentially uses face-detection technology to automatically swivel and snap photos.