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Gadget Show Live 2013 – Smartphone Creativity Show Notes

Thank you for visiting the Gadget Show Live 2013 and for coming along to the Photography Stage to see my Smartphone Creativity show on iPhoneography, Androidography and smartphone filmmaking.

Below are some of the apps and accessories I’ve featured in the show during the week along with, where possible, links to where you can find them online.

Click here to see all of my other posts on the topic of Smartphone Creativity.

05-Apr-2013 – While I have listed all of the apps and accessories I feature in the show do bear with me while I add in all of the links, images and commentary. Thanks!

Smartphone Photography Accessories

Holga iPhone Lens Filter Kit (available from Roobix.co.uk)

Simple to use, arty toy camera shots without having to edit your photos in an app, really like the retro phone dial styling too.

Holga iPhone Lens Filter Kit


OlloClip Interchangeable iPhone Lenses (available from Roobix.co.uk)

The go-to lens accessory for many serious iPhoneographers, the Olloclip is a 3-in-1 lens system featuring wide-angle, fish-eye and macro lenses.  



Mini Microscope for iPhone 4/4S (available from Roobix.co.uk)



I was impressed with the cool creative effects I was able to capture from this mini microscope, both for still shots and for video. 

Mini Microscope for iPhone 4 and 4S



BubbleScope (available direct from bubblescope.com)

Shoots real-time 360 degree photo and video, works with iPhone, also some Android and Blackberry handsets.


iStabilizer (available from MobileFun.co.uk)

The spring-loaded clip of the iStabilizer makes of the simplest ways to attach almost any smartphone to a tripod or mount.


Diff Case (see www.diffcase.com)

A solid case with great mounting points, this also provides an attachement for a sun visor and interchangeable lenses.

Diff iPhone Case


GorillaPod (see actioncameras.co.uk)

Attach your smartphone to practically anything.



Smartphone Photography Apps

Google Snapseed

Currently my photo editor of choice, now owned by Google and available for Android as well as iOS.


Adobe Photoshop Touch

Adobe brings its professional photo and image editing software to the smartphone. Don’t confuse this with Photoshop Express, which is a by far the more basic photo editor.

Adobe Photoshop Touch


If, like me, you like experimenting with other-worldly effects in your photos then take a look at Aliensky.

Alien Sky

PicFrame (Android, iOS)

Picframe can combine multiple shots into a single stylish image. I like using this app to tell a story, crafting a single frame of various images to depict a day trip, rather than editing a whole gallery of shots.  


Smartphone Filmmaking Accessories


Rotolight RL-48 Stealth

iRig PRE

RøDE Stereo Videomic

Steadicam Smoothee

Just Mobile Gum Plus Power Pack

Smartphone Filmmaking Apps

FiLMiC Pro

Apple iMovie