I admit that I’m a recent inductee into the world of iPhoneography, having only joined the modern world in February by getting myself a cellphone. I’m certainly not one for deliberately avoiding technology, quite the opposite in fact, but at the same time I had no real need for one until this year.
Before owning a cellphone, I enjoyed it when people would post their own cellphone photos to facebook or twitter. Little unstaged glimpses into real life, without the bother of a big camera or extensive computer based editing. As someone who would often carry my big camera around with me just in case, the idea really appealed to me.
I’ve been playing around with various photo apps for some times now, as well as posting to instagram, and I’ve found a few that I really enjoy that I thought I’d share with you. These are all available on the iPhone, but I’m not sure about the availability for Android users.
Favourite Photo Apps
($0.99 in the app store)
This one is my main go-to camera app that I use instead of the native iPhone Camera app. It has a straightforward interface and some great editing options. I use this app to take my iphone photos and use the extensive scene options to enhance them.
($0.99 in the app store)
I only very recently got the VSCO CAM app, but I already love the minimal interface and beautiful filter options. I import the photos taken with Camera+ into this app, I use it mostly for photos I’d like to convert to black and white and love that I can edit the different filters to my own liking.
(free in the app store)
Before I had an iPhone I already knew I’d love instagram. Filters aside, I really enjoy the social aspect of photo sharing in this way. I import my photos to instagram either straight from Camera+ or from VSCO CAM depending on what kind of filters I want to use for them. (You can follow me on instagram @satakieli)
Whereas I’m usually the sort of person who likes nice clean processing in DSLR photos, when using my cellphone I like to play around and see what I can come up with! I really like to use aspects and tools in all three of these to achieve something a little different, you can get some great effects with combinations of filters from different apps.
Don’t forget to read the next post, iPhoneography: Photo & Filter Tips.
What are your favourite photography apps on the iPhone or Android? Do you end up taking more photos with your cellphone as opposed to your camera?