Use a Water Drop As a Simple iPhone Macro LensS

Over on Scientific American, photographer Alexander Wild has a great tip for taking macro shots with your iPhone. Instead of buying a special case or a clip-on lens accessory, just place a drop of water over the lens and carefully invert your phone.

The results are actually pretty impressive given the hack literally only costs as much as a drop of water, but you'll have to be careful when trying it out. Propping your phone up somewhere secure is a good idea since even the slightest motions or vibrations will cause the lens to jiggle. And, it goes without saying that water and electronics are not good bedfellows, so be extra careful when placing or removing the drop. [Scientific American]

Photos: Alexander Wild