10 Awesome iPhone Apps for Photographers
iPhone has become a photographer’s new tool and rightly so. iPhone takes great photographs and with the introduction of 5MP camera in iPhone 4, the photographing capability of iPhone is now at par with most mid-range digital cameras if now better than them. However, picture quality and photo-capturing experience is taken to a whole new level with some great apps built just for the photographers.
As they say, best camera is the one you have always with you. iPhone has a great camera built-in. The iPhone 4’s camera is even better. It can take stunning photographs and HD videos. Then there is the fact that being a phone, it is with you always.
One other great thing about the iPhone is that there is an app for almost anything, and photography is no exception. There are plenty of iPhone apps built just for the purpose of photography. From taking long-exposure photos to panoramic shots, iPhone has got it all. Without further ado, let’s get to the list.
Pano is one of the most useful and likely on of the best photography applications for iPhone. As the name suggests, Pano is used for taking panoramic photographs. You can either use a tripod or hand-held it. Pano does a decent job in aligning the images for the panorama as well. Take a first photographs and keep taking them as long as you want the panorama to be. When you are done, click cancel and wait for a few seconds until Pano aligns and makes the panorama for you.
More info & Download link: Pano | Price: $2.99
Tilt-shift is one of the most loved techniques of photography. No wonder you can take til-shift photographs with your iPhone too. TiltShift app lets you do just that. With TiltShift, you can transform a scene into a miniature world. In TiltShift photography, photograph of a life-size location or object is manipulated so that it looks like a photograph of a miniature scale model.
More info & Download link: Tilt-Shift | Price: $1.99
- DSLR Camera Remote
DSLR Camera remote does exactly what the name suggests. It wirelessly triggers the shutter button of your camera. Not only that, it also lets you see the preview of the images you are taking. This application is great for taking self-portraits or macro photos. If you have ever tried to take macro photographs or long-exposure ones, you probably know that pressing the shutter button on the camera itself causes a shake in the camera which inturn ruins the images. However, with DSLR camera remote, you don’t have to worry about the shake because you will be triggering the shutter remotely and that too without connecting any wires to your DSLR or the iPhone.
More info & Download link: DSLR Remote | Price: $1.99 for Lite and $19.99 for Pro Version
If you are into model photography, nothing suits you better than Poses app for iPhone. It shows different poses against a white background and you can use these poses to set-up your model and then take its photos. The poses are spread over 3 volumes each retailing for $10. Each volume contains around 370 Poses. It also has an option to check how good/bad your model is positioned to the particular pose. It lets you see that using the built-in camera of the iPhone. When the model is fully in position, you can take the photograph using your DSLR or any other camera.
More info & Download link: Poses | Price: $9.99 Per Volume
- Pro HDR
Creating HDR photos has never been easier than this app makes it. Pro HDR for iPhone let’s you take full-resolution HDR photographs. Pro HDR automatically takes under-exposed and over-exposed photographs of the scene. Then it aligns and merges the photographs to make one stunning HDR photo out of them.
More info & Download link: Pro HDR | Price: $1.99
- Adobe PhotoShop Express
The best photo-editing application in the world is available on the iPhone too. Adobe PhotoShop Express app is the iPhone version of PhotoShop Express, Adobe’s online photo-editing and sharing service. PhotoShop express does a very descent job in handling the basic photo-editing requirements as well as some cool advanced filters. You can crop, straighten, flip photos as well as add some effects like sepia and monochrome. You can also upload the photos to Adobe PhotoShop Express online service right from your iPhone using this application.
More info & Download link: PhotoShop Express | Price: Free
CameraBag is one of the most popular iPhone Applications for Photographers. It has a number of filters and you can either take your own photo to apply those filter or you can choose from your library. The filters that are built into CameraBag include Helga, 1974, Magazine, Instant, ColorCross etc. You can set the camera behavior as well as choose camera style. Other features include cropping, border effect, image size and emailing the photos right from the application.
More info & Download link: CameraBag | Price: $1.99
If you have ever used PhotoFunia.com you probably know what this application does. This application for iPhone lets you apply any effect (more than 100 available) to your Photographs. It is like using PhotoShop without learning it. It uses advanced technology to detect faces from photographs and then applies any effect you like. With PhotoFunia, you can place your face on a magazine or on the walls.
More info & Download link: PhotoFunia | Price: Free
- Nikon Learn & Explore
Nikon L&E is one of my favorite iPhone apps. It is Nikon’s official application for teaching you how to take creative photographs. It is updated regularly with new techniques and experiences/tips from Professional photographers from around the world. The default view of the app shows different photographs and selecting each one show the technique used to attain that photo.
More info & Download link: Nikon L&E | Price: Free
Professional photographers are going to love this application. Ever since the introduction of iPhone, creative people all over the world have used it as a ever-ready portfolio and Photographers are no exception. iFolio for iPhone enables you to create and view Dynamic portfolios and share them on twitter or via email.
More info & Download link: iFolio | Price: Free