Buying Guide | Moment Everyday Essentials x Jessica Neistadt

A one-stop-shop kind of vibe for anyone wanting to get into shooting photos on a solo journey.

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Not going to lie, it can be really hard to have someone take a good photo of you. And sometimes, there’s not even someone around to take that photo. To combat that, over the last several years I’ve worked towards mastering the skill of shooting photos of myself, by myself. To put it a little more succinctly, how to be my own Instagram boyfriend and shoot some awesome photos.

I want to help you leave the blurry, out-of-focus photos shot by strangers in the past, and help you shoot amazing photos of yourself that YOU LOVE. These are my top recommendations of essentials that you’ll need to be your own Instagram boyfriend to get those great shots. And the best part is, all of these picks are specialized for mobile photography, AKA- using your phone to capture those moments you don’t want to miss, no matter what phone you have!

Besides your phone, an absolutely game-changing essential is a tripod you can set your phone upon. Gone are the days of trying to balance your phone on a tree or a fence, or getting that shot-from-the-ground angle.

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Benro

SystemGo Plus FGP18A Aluminum Tripod

Need a do-anything tripod? The FGP18A SystemGo Plus Travel tripod series is the first to offer the compactness of a travel tripod with a versatile center column

Buy for $159.95

This MagSafe mount is the perfect thing to throw into your everyday bag, as it’s lightweight, compact, and highly effective. I’d recommend opting for the Landscape-Portrait flexible option, so you’re able to shoot however you envision, for whatever situation you’re in!

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Moment

Tripod Mount - for MagSafe®

The most seamless way to mount your phone! Turn any tripod MagSafe compatible using Moment Tripod Mount. Attach accessories with the included cold shoe mount

Buy for $69.99

If you’re in need of a good phone case that is both aesthetically pleasing and actually functional, let me recommend this one! This leather phone case comes in 4 gorgeous colors, is super sleek, has 6-foot drop protection, and is compatible with MagSafe. This case is a must-have, especially for the next recommendation on this list.

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Nomad

Modern Leather Case for iPhone 14 - Compatible with MagSafe

Your iPhone 14 deserves a stylish look! A quality Nomad Case combining high-quality Horween leather and rugged protection with MagSafe compatibility

Buy for $49.95

To truly take your mobile photography to the next level, a great area to invest in are lenses that you can use with your phone. I love this customizable kit that Moment has available, where you can pick any set of 2 lenses that are a best fit for you, with lens options of Anamorphic, Fisheye, Macro, Tele, and Wide. These lenses are going to step up your photos, making them extra crispy and beautiful.

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Moment

Just 2 Lenses

You deserve the best mobile glass in the world! Get any 2 Moment Lenses in a set with edge-to-edge clarity, ruggedability, and great ease of use

Buy for $244.98

The 3D printed versions available now are intended to bridge the gap between now and the time we can produce infection-molded Drop-In Mounts. They will securely hold Moment Lenses but are less durable than production mounts coming later.

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Moment

3D Printed Drop-in Lens Mount for iPhone 14

Make your iPhone 14 into an even better camera! Upgrade your Moment Case to be compatible with Moment M-Series Lenses with a Drop-in Lens Mount!

Buy for $4.99

The Brevite Jumper Backpack is my favorite bag to reach for whenever I’m on the go or just want to shoot. This bag has pockets, pouches, and zippers for everything you might need to bring along for the day, helping you stay organized and prepared. The Jumper also features a laptop sleeve, adjustable organizers for whatever gear you’d want to keep safe, and comes in 10 colors so there’s a little something for everyone.

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Brevitē

Jumper Photo Backpack

You'd love a 90’s Jansport bag on the outside, a camera bag on the inside? The Jumper Backpack by Brevite is it! Fits a 15" laptop and has a side tripod holder

Buy for $135.99

And finally, if you’re someone who loves a fun, creative challenge, this tripod might become your best friend. The Joby GorillaPod has flexible legs that can wrap around ANYTHING - a lamppost, a branch, a car door… Like I said, you can really get creative with this one.

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JOBY

GorillaPod 3K Tripod with Ball Head Kit

Get the most versatile small tripod out there! The Joby Gorillapod 3k Tripod with Ball Head Kit is perfect for both DSLR cameras and phones in a phone clamp

Buy for $84.99