Camera Control: how to prop iPhone?

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  1. NavySEAL6 macrumors 6502a

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    The camera remote app is very cool but what stands are you guys using, or what company is making cool camera stand accessories?

    It seems impossible to find a place to stand the phone so I'm wondering what everyone is doing!
     
  2. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I haven't found it to be very useful thus far.
     
  3. Ferrari450 macrumors newbie

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    You either need to be mounting it onto something or get lucky and find something to lean your phone against at just the right height.

    For me it's been pretty rare for that perfect spot to lean my phone against.

    I recommend grabbing on of these if this is actually a feature you are wanting to use (comes in the regular 6 size as well)
    http://www.mefoto.com/products/sidekick360plus.aspx
     
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    Square Jellyfish Tripod Mount

    Back in the beginning of March this year I purchased this product- the Square Jellyfish Spring Tripod Mount off of Amazon and think it's pretty awesome- especially for the price of $14 and change. I believe they also have tripods as well, but this is just the attachment piece that can be screwed on to any old tripod you may have or can get. I got a Targus 42" sectional tripod from Walmart for I believe $15.

    If you're willing to spend around $30, these are pretty great together. I mainly have used them to get some longer exposures in the night sky. I am not even a recreational photographer; don't own any other equipment or cameras- just like using them for my iPhone and they certainly come in handy whenever you may be taking a portrait or family photo, etc.

    Anyways, I haven't even used the Watch remote camera app with this gear to snap a shot, tho when I've played around with the Watch app, there definitely is some cool potential there to be used down the road.

    edit: Oh buggar I completely forgot to post the link. Here ya go: http://amzn.com/B00C7J5ZC0
     
  6. SHKLMRE macrumors 6502

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    I have a selfie stick that has a screw mount that attaches the phone holder to the actual selfie stick... i'm going to attach the iPhone mount to my tripod to take some group shots that aren't selfies without having to bring out my huge DSLR.
     
  7. pakyooh macrumors 6502

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    I usually carry this around with me so I just remove the bottom handle if I need to prop it on top of something when I'm trying to take group shots. Works great for videos.

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  8. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Where do you put that thing when you are not using it?:eek:
     
  9. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    Works good to hold iPhone. The iPhone cradle originally came with a selfie stick that I got as a gift, and being that I would never use the selfie stick, I use the iphone cradle sometimes. Attaches to any standard (3/8 I think?) camera mount. In this case my tripod.
     
  10. NavySEAL6 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The gorillapod does look pretty cool. Are there any selfie stick/tripods that aren't lame?
     
  11. pakyooh macrumors 6502

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    Lol it's smaller than the iPhone 6 but pretty heavy so there's less shakiness when using it. I always carry a bag so I just toss it in there with the phone at times.

     
  12. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    No. The whole idea in itself is lame to me.
    The gorilla pod works well, but I mostly use a full size tripod when I'm using my iphone to record video.
     
  13. pakyooh macrumors 6502

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    Lol I just wanna slap the phones off of those damn selfie sticks whenever I see one.

     
  14. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I don't think it's that hard to prop it up. I usually just take a tissue box and lean the phone against it. Yeah just get creative. Use a tv remote, napkin holder, paper towel roll, Oreo box.

    Can you tell I wrote this in my kitchen? :D
     
  15. jm5309 macrumors regular

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    I used a wine glass to lean the iPhone against on a table to take pics of us in a hotel garden. Some sort of stand would be nice, but it's good to just be creative and make it work. :)
     

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