WICHITA, Kan. It takes more than a good camera to catch the perfect shot. Tara Converse of "Converse Photography" has the "eye" so many of us desire. She has the camera too.
While many of us our stuck with just our smartphones. But what if a product could help you get the perfect shot, with your smartphone?
That's the promise behind the "Olloclip 4-In-1 Photo Lens." It's a mobile lens that features four quick-change lenses. We paid $80 for one. We were not charged for shipping and handling.
"Slide channel over protruding lens on back of iPhone, lens will automatically line over Facetime and rear cameras on iPhone," Tara said, repeating the instructions.
Tara finds a location to test the wide-angle option. She compares it to a wide shot with just our iPhone's camera.
"And see, this one with the wide lens you were able to grab the tree over here that wasn't in it before," Tara said.
Tara thinks the "Olloclip" added 10 feet on each side.
"This would be great for a big family vacation shot," Tara said.
Wildflowers are the subjects of Tara's next picture. She tries the Macro 10 magnification.
"That's phenomenal," Tara said.
Tara tests the Macro 15 magnification with a tree.
"Look at the spider webs," Tara said while admiring the detail.
The fisheye is our last lens option.
"I'm not a big fan of the fisheye. But I personally wouldn't use the fisheye with my family as much if that's what you're looking to use it for, but as far as the wide angle and the macros, they are pretty awesome," Tara said.
Tara says she would take the "Olloclip" on her next family vacation. If you do, just make sure you have enough storage space on your smartphone-turned-professional camera.
Does it work?
"Yes, it works," Tara said.
Tara has some advice when taking pictures. You'll get the best lighting in the morning and at dusk. We were taking pictures in the middle of the day.
Also, when using the macros, you will need to get really close and stay steady.
The "Olloclip" fit over the rear and forward-facing cameras on our iPhone6. "Olloclip" makes lenses for other smartphones too.