My clients ask me this all the time so I thought I would share my favorite apps for the iPhone.
If you buy only one app for your iPhone BUY THIS ONE! CAMERA+
Do not just type in camera plus…it is actually camera+ and the other one is not the same thing. Once you get it, hide the factory iPhone app and use this.
A few notes…
- Make sure you adjust the settings to save to your camera roll.
- Lots of people buy this app but don’t know how to use it. Plant two fingers on the screen. One is exposure and one is focus. Set the focus where you want it and then move the exposure icon to the part of the photo that gives you the best result.
- This will solve all your backlit dark photo problems!
You will wonder why apple hasn’t bought this and installed it as the native camera app.
Shake It Photo takes amazing images in the daytime…but not great at night unless the lighting is right. It has a polaroid look and shape. Just make sure you adjust the settings to save to camera roll WITH ORIGINAL that way you can always go back.
KitCam allows you to change lenses, film, borders and some other general settings to take more artistic photos. However, please undrstand it is not a one button process, there is work involved to getting a good shot. Hipstamatic is also really cool!
PhotoForge2 is a great app for editing your photos. The first tab is the best as you can change , exposure, clarity, levels, curves and a host of other things easily. You can see the change right there so you don’t actually have to know how to use them like you would in photoshop. Just click and drag around a little. The other thing is you can send straight to a postcard. They send out an amazingly well printed thick photo card right from your phone via the post office. We send them out all the time while on vacation. It’s nice to see real prints and not just another file you store on your computer – rare to be seen.
Lastly, For editing you can also try the immensely popular Snapseed.
8mm:This produces wonderful old school super 8 looking movies and does it very well! I personally like the 1960′s era.
Action Movie: This is really an app for 12 year old boys…but still fun for everyone.
Slo Motion: We have had lots of fun in our house playing in the pool with the cousins and shooting slo motion jump scenes.