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The olloclip® brand is synonymous with creativity in your pocket — olloclip products give amateur and professional photographers alike the ability to use the iPhone to capture and share what was previously impossible — easily, spontaneously and artistically.

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Versatile and pocketable means your olloclip 4-in-1 lens is going everywhere. Often these lenses get thrown hastily into pockets and purses without their microfiber bag or lens caps. Don’t worry, we are guilty of this at olloclip headquarters as well.  Whether it’s from pocket lint or a dust around the house – your olloclip may be in need of a little spring cleaning.

Thankfully, we have discovered a couple practical and unique tricks to keep dust out, so our images stay sharp.

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Here are some methods: 

  1. Clean using the microfiber bag with some lens cleaner solution to wipe the top of the lenses.

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- The pouch we provided for carrying your lenses is made out of the perfect material for cleaning the fingerprints off the glass.  Although not necessary, a little Whoosh spray works wonders in tandem with the microfiber cloth of the bag.  

     2. Use a compressed air duster.

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- Insert the red straw in between the clip and back behind the lenses to spray away the lint, dust and debris. It is plenty powerful, so don’t get too close! 

    3. Use the iPod Touch adapter to keep the inside of the lenses dust- free.

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- With each lens packaging, we include a small black piece that fits in the center of our clips. Its purpose is to make the gap small enough to adjust to the thinner iPod touch. However, it can also double as a dust protector when you are not using your lenses. Just cover the one hole of the adapter with something like black electrical tape, and place it so that it wont let anything in behind your lenses. Simple as that!

Uncommon lighting: working with a backlit subject

Attention to unusual lighting can enhance any ordinary situation being photographed. Backlighting can be tricky to work with, especially with an iPhone, but when done correctly and with the right tools, it often yields the most dramatic images.

When your light source is behind your subject you can achieve a few different results, one of these being a silhouette. These photos are great for story telling because they allude with out revealing everything.

Follow these steps to get a beautiful silhouette:

  1. Choose the right subject. Since it will become a stark black mysterious figure it is important that the shape of you subject is evident and interesting.
  2. Identify the strongest light source. It works best if there aren’t very many additional light sources casting light into your frame.
  3. Compose your photo so that your subject is between you and your main light source.
  4. Use the olloclip photo and video app so that you can lock the focus on your subject and lock the exposure on the background. It is important that the photo is exposed for the background. Otherwise your subject will not become a silhouette and your background will most likely be blown out or over exposed.
  5. Shoot until you are satisfied and then try switching up your angle. Often your best shot develops from your original idea.

 

Photo directly above by: d33zle

All other photos by: jrkenworthy

Happy thanksgiving from olloclip! Now through the end of Cyber Monday we are offering 10% off of your order from olloclip.com. We also are making a small run of the new award-winning olloclip 4-in-1 lens in Gold and Space Gray to complement your iPhone 5s, you can preorder now and they will ship around the 12th of December for delivery before the holidays, these will only be available on olloclip.com. The discount code is CYBERMONDAY13 and it valid until midnight PST Monday. #olloclip #4in1 #goldiPhone #BlackFriday #CyberMonday   High-res

Happy thanksgiving from olloclip! Now through the end of Cyber Monday we are offering 10% off of your order from olloclip.com. We also are making a small run of the new award-winning olloclip 4-in-1 lens in Gold and Space Gray to complement your iPhone 5s, you can preorder now and they will ship around the 12th of December for delivery before the holidays, these will only be available on olloclip.com. The discount code is CYBERMONDAY13 and it valid until midnight PST Monday. #olloclip #4in1 #goldiPhone #BlackFriday #CyberMonday

Giant cone from Marianne's. Bixby Bridge. One of the most beautiful moments of my life.

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A few more quick shots from our first day on Route 1. The first is the enormous pile of ice cream I was served at Marianne’s (Snickerdoodle cookie dough. It was amazing.). The second shows the Bixby Bridge carrying Route 1 over the jagged Pacific coast at Big Sur. The last is the sunset, which was one of the most beautiful moments of my life.

Photographer Ally Powell talks about moving her photography business to a new city: drawing inspiration from the deified fashion photographers she meets in NY as well as her online community.  

"My phone allows me to be connected to people all around the world. I get to be inspired by their photos, and I get to share my photos. It’s pretty much social networking for introverts."