Discovered on Kickstarter, the Trygger iPhone case is one that is dedicated to taking better photos: it comes with a polarizing filter for anti-glare. Polarizing filters have been around for a long time – i.e. since during film days. The purpose of a neutral density polarizing filter (whether it is used for film or digital) is: lessen brightness and minimize glare, meaning it can remove reflections from places that are prone to getting its highlights blown out, like the ocean or sky for example. It can also darken the sky and make landscapes with greenery appear more vivid. As well as saturate colors and bump up the contrast in general. Check out the Before & After photos below to get a good idea of the difference it makes.
The Trygger is made of 1.8mm high strength polycarbonate, so it is pretty protective while keeping the thinness of the case. The filter, which is made from high-grade optical Borosilicate glass, is adjustable; so you can control how dark or light you want it. The way the Trygger works is: there is a felt-lined sliding back on the case, and when you’re going to take a picture, just slide it up so that the filter is over the iPhone’s camera lens, make the necessary adjustment, and shoot! That’s it. Pretty simple!
The Trygger is up on Kickstarter until July 3rd, a pledge of $35 or more will get you a case in your color choice. While I may not personally own an iPhone (yet!? Still holding out till the 5 comes out…) I must say that if you own the iPhone 4S and you take a lot of photos with it, remember that the iPhone 4S’s camera phone is a whopping 8 megapixels – which is perfectly suitable for making 5×7 prints – you might as well take advantage of that and make a small investment to be able to get the most out of your iPhoneography skills.