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HiLO Lens for iPhone & iPad – New Kickstarter Project

The developer of this new lens for iPhone and iPad contacted us last week about it, before Kickstarter had even approved the campagin. They wanted us to the be the first to let our readers konw about this new opportunity for iOS photography.

We have included a video below demonstrating this product. Although we have not looked at the prototype yet we can tell you that it has been made with three lenses and one prism. The developers have also created an app, which will be available for free and will correct the mirroring of the image, due to the prism and also improve image quality with ‘smart processing’. The app also provides an optional shutter delay. This project has been created by the same developer that created the OlloCorrect app for the Olloclip.

We have included some sample shots below.

With 35 days to go and a goal of $27,500, so far it is looking quite promising. They have 39 backers and have been pledged $2,573. If you would like to find out more about this project, go here to the Kickstarter page.




Video Demonstration






Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com


  • Laurence Zankowski


    This combined with Galileo hardware and integrated with that new shot designer app, if it can be done, wow, low angle dolly moves tied into your shot setup. Maybe tied into your storyboard app. This makes me think about a complete production ( with pre and post ) in your hand. I am not saying for theatrical or even TV broadcast, but webisodes or training vids. Just truly need a stunning audio setup that is not deliberately overpriced. Then it becomes a disruptive package.

    Be well


  • Mark Hampton

    Hey Laurence sounds like you have a Kickstarter project there 🙂 While you are working on that how about backing the HilO Lens on Kickstarter!!

    Thanks for the feedback.