There are a plethora of photography apps on the App Store. Well, we have tried and tested loads of these apps over the past few years and have put together this simple guide for you. Whether you have just bought a new iPhone or are a seasoned veteran, there is an app here for you.
Impossible to ignore, instagram is a super app that combines a great selection of filters and tools with an excellent community. With Facebook recently buying Instagram for $1 billion it is safe to say that instagram is here to stay. Even for advanced users instagram is a great app that makes sharing to multiple networks so simple. If you are looking to build an audience/following then this is a great place to start.
Camera+ has been around for quite a while and the team have been consistently improving the app with each update. The app takes excellent photos and combines powerful features with a great inbuilt editing system. Somehow Camera+ manages to squeeze every bit of sharpness out of the iPhone’s sensor to create some truly amazing images.
Snapseed is a photo editing app that blows the other editing apps out of the water. It has a full suite of advanced tools that allow you to make an average photo into a great one. As with Camera+, the Snapseed team are updating the app with new features constantly and is a must have for anyone who takes their photography seriously. Having said that, the interface is so simple and easy to use it is accessible for any level photographer.
This is a fun app that creates time-lapse videos out of a series of photos. The app allows full control of the duration, intervals, speed and quality of the recorded pics which allows you to create pretty much and sort of time-lapse video you can imagine. It also allows you to add music tracks directly to the video from your iTunes library. Here is a bad example of a video I made:
Another fun app, this one creates a fake photo booth for you to snap pics with you friends. You may think that this is a strange app to be on this list but it’s very good at doing what it says on the box. The app takes 5 quick photos and applies various filters to the photos. What you end up with are some really fun photos that definitely capture the essence of the original photo booths.
I use a combination of these apps, for example I use Camera+ to shoot, Snapseed to edit and then Instagram to share. Let us know if there are any other photography apps that you use that we have missed. Follow me on instagram (Matt_ZA) as well as the #iPhoneographySA tag to see some great local South African photos.
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