We’re living in a golden age of mobile photography. Also whatever the opposite of a golden age is for everything else. Depending on where you are, the global pandemic might make it tough to justify getting outside to shoot photos or videos, but most of the gear in this guide will up your game for making content at home with just your smartphone. Our favorite Android phones and iPhones have outstanding cameras, but tripods, mics, and video lights can elevate the quality of your work. Here’s everything you need to turn your phone into a pro-grade powerhouse.

Be sure to check out our other buying guides, like Gear and Tips to Make Studio-Grade Videos at Home, Best Compact Cameras, Best iPhone 13 Cases and Accessories, Best Pixel Phones and Cases, and Best Instant Cameras.

Updated October 2021: We’ve added app advice and the Beastclamp, and updated pricing.

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