These are the best iPhone 11 and 11 Pro Max tripod stands for shooting Night Mode long exposure photos using your brand new iPhone. All options are budget-friendly.

They’re here. After months of waiting and guessing, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max are now on sale.

You might even be reading this on one in which case, congratulations. You arguably have the best smartphone camera on the planet. But there are some tricks to making it better. Especially at night.

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All three of the new iPhones have support for Apple’s new Night Mode. That allows the phones to take better shots when the light isn’t great, and it’s pretty impressive. It competes with Google’s Night Sight, which is amazing considering how far ahead the Android maker was. But to get the best of Night Mode you need a tripod. Let us explain why.

The way Night Mode works is simple. When the iPhone detects that light levels are low, it displays a timer. That’s how long you need to try and hold the phone still while it gathers enough light to make something out of it. Usually, that’s around three seconds, which is fine.

But if you want to take astounding images, you need to let the iPhone sit still for longer. If it detects that it is motionless – like, on a tripod – that three second timer increases to anything up to 28 seconds and that’s when things get interesting. Images look better and if you’re lucky you’ll get some of that gorgeous motion blur, too.

Basically, if you want the best out of Night Mode, you need a tripod. Thankfully, there are tons to choose from and here are the ones that we think are the best. When you use one you’ll get the very most out of your new iPhone’s camera, and considering how much those things cost, you really ought to do that.

Manfrotto PIXI Mini

One of the best tripods around, the Manfrotto PIXI Mini has a sturdy design and a clamp you can rely on. Grab this and don’t think about getting another tripod for a long, long time.

Buy: Manfrotto PIXI Mini from Amazon: $24.44

Ubeesize Extendable Tripod Stand

This tripod has a cool magic trick under its sleeve: It extends up to 51-inches in height and comes with a Bluetooth shutter remote. Sounds awesome, doesn’t it?

Buy: Ubeesize Extendable Tripod Stand from Amazon: $21.99

Eocean Selfie Stick Tripod

The name might give half of the story away but it is really a selfie stick that happens to be a tripod at the same time. All for just $15.59. You really can’t beat that anywhere else.

Buy: Eocean Selfie Stick Tripod from Amazon: $15.59

Ailun Tripod Mount Stand

Did you ever think you’ll be able to buy a tripod for your iPhone for just $7.99? Yes, this product is very real and even has a 4-star rating from 894 buyers. Let that sink in for a moment.

Buy: Ailun Tripod Mount Stand from Amazon: $7.99

WAAO Flexible Tripod Stand

This is more of a Joby knockoff that does the job quite well. Thanks to its flexible legs, you can wrap it around poles and whatnot to get that ultimate shot.

Buy: WAAO Flexible Tripod Stand from Amazon: $13.99

Ailun Tripod Phone Mount Head

Do you already own a regular tripod for your camera? Instead of buying a whole new one for your phone, just buy the head instead that adapts your phone to your current tripod. Simple.

Buy: Ailun Tripod Phone Mount Head from Amazon: $6.59

DJI Osmo Mobile 3

You really don’t need any introduction to what DJI makes. This is an image and video stabilizing gimbal that lets you take shots so steady that even you won’t believe whether it’s pure technology or sorcery.

Buy: DJI Osmo Mobile 3 from Amazon: $159

Joby GripTight GorillaPod

You honestly thought that we were going to leave Joby out of this list? Nope.

Buy: Joby GripTight GorillaPod from Amazon: $24.95

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