Apr 18, 2014

COVR Photo Campaign on Kickstarter

With only 17 days left to fund the $80K target amount, COVR Photo has received pledges totalling over $45K. I just backed this project and wanted to share it with my readers.

What is COVR Photo?

COVR Photo is a case for iPhone 5/5s (ONLY) with a built-in lens that allows you to capture photographs while holding the phone horizontally. We all know that when you point a camera at someone, even if it's a mobile phone, they are suddenly aware of being photographed and it's often difficult to capture a natural pose. Sometimes we just don't want them to say CHEESE!

How Does it Work?

COVR Photo is a case with a built-in lens. Once the case it attached to your iPhone and the COVR Photo app is downloaded you'll be ready to shoot both photos and video. The lens is also retractable so if you want to shoot in the "normal" mode and angle, you can do that without removing the case.

How Will I Use COVR Photo?

I backed the project and am keeping my fingers crossed that it is fully funded so production can go forward. This will be a great street photography tool and also wonderful for capturing candid family photos.

Photos Taken with COVR Photo

Top Photographers Try COVR Photo
Top Row by Koci Hernandez
Bottom Left by Kevin Kuster; Bottom Right by Benjamin Lowy

About Thomas Hurst

Founder and Inventor, the COVR Photo iPhone lens case

Thomas, his wife Angela and their sons; James, Dakota, Reilly, and Samuel live in Bellevue, WA. Thomas spent 20 years as an award­-winning photojournalist, capturing photographs in some of the most dangerous places in the world. Thomas' work has appeared in such publications as Time Magazine, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe. Among his many nominations and awards, Thomas has earned three World Press Photo awards, "Photograph of the Year" from Editor and Publisher magazine and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize while at the Seattle Times for photo staff's coverage of the WTO Riots in 1999. Thomas now pastors a church in Bellevue, WA.

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  1. OK, I am on my way over to Kickstarter! Thank you!

  2. You're welcome - it's such a keen invention!

  3. Thank you SO much for keeping COVR in front of people. Can't wait to see the COVR cases on everyone's iPhones

  4. Me too! It's going to change the way we shoot both pro and hobby photographers!


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