Sunday, 20 May 2012

Best new photography apps for the iPhone and iPad

As some of you may know, I tend to be a little slack with carting around my DSLR to take photos with - I tend to get lazy to carry it around because it's so bulky.  This is where my trusty iPhone comes in handy, and with all the fantastic photography apps these days, it makes it even better!

If you're an avid photographer, or just interested in using handy photo editing and logging systems from new technologies, there's a great range of photography applications out there to use. Currently, iPhones and iPads have a comprehensive selection of useful apps that can engage the creative and organisational pursuits of novice to advanced photographers.

Here are some cool apps to have a play around with:

DOFMaster - $1.99
For the more experienced photographer, DOFMaster can allow you to calculate the specific characteristics of photos taken by your personal camera. For example, features such as ‘depth of field’ calculations, with sensor sizes and focal lengths, can ensure you maintain sharp and in-focus shots for your professional shoots. The format selection allows you to customise the calculations over an extensive range of camera models, so if you consider yourself a high-end photographer, you’ll be sure to benefit from this fantastic app.

The Photographer’s Ephemeris - $9.49
Light is such a pivotal aspect to photos that many photographers would like to know exactly where and when the sun will fall in their desired location. The Photographer’s Ephemeris is the must have application for landscape photographers, or anyone who enjoys to shoot scenic environments. By using Google Maps, the app will display the specific paths of the sun and moon throughout the day, so you’ll always be able to predict the best time to capture breathtaking photographs of the terrain.

Adobe Photoshop Express - FREE 
If you need to quickly adjust the saturation, contrast or brightness of a photo, Adobe Photoshop Express is your go-to app. It’s simple and easy to use, and gets the job done.

Teach Yourself Photoshop - $17.99
Teach Yourself Photoshop is a tutorial-based app that teaches you how to use the computer program Adobe Photoshop. With a narrated sequence of instructions, the demonstration videos are broken down into easy to understand tutorials. Whether you’ve never used Photoshop before, or want to acquire more advanced skills, there are plenty of levels to suit the complexity of your editing. Although it’s more expensive than other apps in the app store, it’s totally worth every penny, in my opinion.

Geotag Photos - $3.99
If you have ever looked back at an old photo and wondered where it was taken, the Geotag Photos Pro app can allow you to track this data. You can choose how often the tracking device is updated within the GPS, and accurately determine where each photo was taken, which is particularly useful if you’re on a fast paced adventure! This is perfect for those who love to sightsee and are looking for an easy way to document their journey.

Pudding Camera - FREE
This great little photo app is a hidden gem in the app store – There are heaps of retro filters to choose from,  and an English version of the app has just been released too (although if you prefer, you can enjoy the hit-and-miss spontaneity of trying to work out the controls in Korean!)

Learning about photography has never been so simple with easy to use applications at your fingertips. If you’d like to give some of these useful apps a go, but don’t have an iPhone or an iPad, then iPad rentals may be a suitable option for you. At small weekly installments, you can access fantastic products including iPhones and iPods, and avoid paying an expensive up front lump sum. More money for camera gear, we say!

Author Bio: Bernadette offers advice and tips on how to get the most out of your equipment and technology. Morabito suggests iPad rentals as a smart way to get your hands on the latest technology without having to pay a significant sum of money up front.

*This post is brought to you by iSmart


tastyfoodsnaps said...

thanks for this!! im going to download the Adobe Photoshop Express :)

missklicious said...

Love photoshop express on my iphone, it's so handy!