So you’re not a professional photographer and you don’t have any fancy photography equipment. But you still like taking photos. Moreover, you take good photos when it comes to composition, focus, and finding great subjects. And you do that with nothing more than your iPhone. These 5 iPhone camera apps will help you get more out of your phone and go from good shots to great shots.
1. Manual ($1.99)
iPhotographers welcomed iOS 8 because finally Apple made it possible to manually adjust your exposure settings. Unfortunately, the default camera app doesn’t let you do much more than that. You can’t control ISO and shutter speed. Well, with Manual app you can. With this app you get full control over ISO, white balance, exposure compensation, shutter speed and exposure compensation. The app is packed with other goodies, so it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re serious about taking photos with your iPhone.
2. Camera51 (Free)
If complete automation is what you want from a camera app, then you should definitely download Camera51 and give it a try. This app automatically recognizes people and scenes, analyzes them and then guides you to take the best possible picture of that scene using the best possible settings. In short, Camera51 uses a complicated algorithm to enable you to take professional-looking photos in one tap. In addition to that, this app lets you take selfies automatically, add an auto frame, and alerts you of any peripheral objects in your photo frame.
3. SimplyB&W (Free)
Photography keeps evolving technically, but classic black and white never dies. SimplyB&W is an app that does a great job when it comes to taking black and white photos.
4. Hydra ($4.99)
If you love taking HDR photos and often get frustrated by difficult lighting conditions, try Hydra. This app captures more light because it merges up to 60 frames. It also has a low-light mode that significantly reduces noise, uses a technology that allows you to take 32MP pictures with an 8MP camera sensor, and has it’s own gallery. The app is a bit pricey, but it’s worth it if you need these features.
5. SKRWT ($1.99)
Have you ever noticed that if you take a photo of a subject that has lots of straight lines (like a brick wall), some lines get distorted? That’s because smartphone cameras use wide-angle lenses that are great for some things, but are far from ideal for other. SKRWT is not an app that replaces your camera, but it’s still worth having because it will help you fix all kinds of distortion quickly and easily. Or you can use the app to add more distortion and experiment!
What’s your favorite iPhone camera app? Let us know in your comments!