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How to create an iPhone ring light
Ring lights are used by photographers to give shadows less glow and soften images. While often expensive, you can make your iPhone a ring light for less than $20.
You will need a rubber case for your phone, velcro, scissors and an LED camping light. After cutting the velcro to the width of your phone case and sticking the tap to the ring -- ideally with the lights 'on' button centered at the opposite side of the velcro -- all you need to do is line up line up the ring and the lens of your camera and velcro one to the other.
Via: DIY photography
Make your smartphone a thermal camera?
There are a few thermal-imaging apps for mobile devices on the market, but they are generally not very flexible and limited in effects. Instead, you can pre-order the $325 Kickstarter-backed Mu Thermal Imager, which is due for release in a few months.
The product turns your smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer into a thermal camera with a resolution of up to 19200 pixels simply by clipping it on.
Via: Mu Optrics
Create a pinhole camera
A simple idea for creating a pinhole camera to create different effects with your smartphone for the retro fans. Gather scissors, tape, a needle, cardboard and your smartphone, take the cardboard and poke a hole in the center of a small square using the needle, and then line up the hole with the smartphone camera lens -- using the camera function will make the job easier.
Next, secure the cardboard with tape, and voila!