While many of us grew up around cameras in some way, recent years have seen “taking pictures” transform into photography. Photos have become an odd kind of currency in a social media world. That being the case, some photos are more valuable than others. Anything that makes someone stop, look at your photo, and say “Whoa,” is basically as good as gold.
That being the case, don’t settle for the usual suite of Instagram edits and Snapchat filters that everyone else relies on. If you truly want to ensure that your photos stand out amongst a sea of pictures, you’ll need a professional photography app as dedicated to the best photos possible as you are.
Luckily for you, there are quite a few options available.
One of the things people love about Instagram is that it allows them to easily make their photos more visually engaging. One of the things people hate about Instagram is that the app reveals just how shallow it is after only a few months of regular use.
Snapseed is the opposite. It’s an almost dauntingly complex photo editor that rivals even Photoshop in terms of manipulation options. However, once you learn all the app’s gestures and options, you’ll find it impossible to return to a lesser editor. Snapseed turns every one of your photos into a canvas.
While apps like Snapseed are strong, there are many who believe that Adobe is still the king of the photo editing kingdom. To be honest, the capabilities of Adobe Lightroom go a long way to securing their position as such.
Lightroom lacks some of Snapseed’s more enjoyable interface options, but it is arguably a stronger overall tool. It’s certainly a more capable HDR app that allows you to perform subtle and significant photo manipulations without sacrificing clarity. Those who don’t want to edit every single photo can also take advantage of the app’s pre-set options.
It’s funny, but even though Apple ran an entire marketing campaign around the fact idea that there is probably an app for anything you can think of, many people forget that little problems with their iPhone can likely be resolved with an app.
For photographers, the often painful process of getting truly great night-time photos is aided greatly by downloading Cortex Camera. This app is specifically designed to adjust settings on your iPhone which are often responsible for iffy night-time photo quality. When you using the app, you simply need to wait a few seconds when taking a photo for Cortex to make the necessary adjustments. It practically guarantees perfect night-time photos.
Sometimes you wish it was possible to just swap out your device’s lens for a better one. Sadly, such things aren’t actually possible without violating your warranty in irreparable ways. However, Camera+ does allow you to achieve a similar effect.
Camera+ does feature some basic photo editing tools, but the best thing it does is improve your device’s camera on a base level. Camera + affords users who wish to “set it and forget it” the opportunity to make all their photos look better the moment they are taken. It’s also deceptively deep.
On the surface, Filmborn can’t possibly compete with the more advanced photo editing apps out there. It certainly doesn’t contain as many features as other editing apps. However, Filmborn separates itself from a considerable pack due to its ability to do one thing incredibly well.
See, Filmborn’s mission is to help you create film-worthy shots with every photo. Every feature, filter, and function is designed to achieve this effect. After just a few uses, you’ll soon discover that Filmborn is capable of making just about any landscape or action photo look like it was taken by a professional filmmaker.