DIY: Macro photography on your iPhone

Here’s a way to get your iPhone (or any other mobile device) camera to zoom in a bit tighter. It’s a fairly simple process using a magnifier loupe and an aftermarket iPhone case, and will definitely make your close up images pop.

It’s easy. Step one: buy a loupe. Step two: place loupe over the lens on your iPhone. Step three: profit. If you were so inclined, a person could get fancy and modify the case of the loupe to attach to the external case, but there isn’t much point really. Also, this hack can be used with pretty much any cell phone, just make sure you use good lighting because the loupe will make your pictures pretty dark otherwise. For more detailed instructions and a glimpse at some example shots, click here.