I love that having an iphone means having a good camera with me at all times.
This may age me a bit, but it's still hard for me to believe that just 8-10 years ago I was still having
film developed. Film, people!! FILM!!!!
I remember the days when I had to make sure I stocked up on disposable cameras before a
vacation or a girls weekend away.
One of my first gifts from my husband was a 35mm Olympus, which was replaced a few years
later by my first digital camera.
I almost miss that feeling of excitement when picking up prints! It's so crazy to think that when
I opened that envelope, that was the first time I'd laid eyes on those images!
Now we can edit red eye, sharpen, crop and even email in a matter of minutes! Unbelievable.
Ok, I'm starting to sound like an old fart.....moving on....
I've done a little research lately on the best Camera apps and editing for the iphone.
After all, with all this technology at my fingertips, why not learn how to get the best
images possible, right?
Here's a little recap of some of my favorite things about iphone photography:
Capturing a Screen Shot
and Grabbing a Picture from a Video
|My brother taught me this one...|
Do you have HDR turned on?
Unfortunatley, the shutter is slower when this is engaged, but if your'e taking
a picture of something that's still (e.g. NOT a 20 month old) this will sharpen your images.
In your camera options, just make sure HDR is on.
Ok, so now let's say that turning on the HDR slowed your shutter TOO much.
You're trying to take pictures of a fast moving toddler and the
iphone camera just won't cut it.
Camera+ gives you the ability to shoot continuously, so you won't miss that smile!
Just make sure in your settings, switch to "Burst" mode.
You'll be able to fire off shot after shot.
Great filters too!
Snapseed is just a great app for adjustment.
Ultra easy for editing and changing the saturation and brightness.
all the great lighting effects in their photos. Come to find out, some
were using Picfx.
The Light set is well worth the download, plus there are plenty of other filters
and editing preferences to choose from.
I've said over and over how much I enjoy photo sharing on Instagram.
I also love the filters and borders that are included in
the Instagram app!
'Rise' and 'Earlybird' are my favorites.
Want to write on your photos with cool fonts?
Phonto is a free app with the capability to upload additional fonts.
I really like having the ability to collage similar images.
I used Picstitch for a while but recently love PicFrame
because there are plenty of frames and options to choose from.
Here's a little Folly collage I whipped up:
Ok friends, what's YOUR favorite camera or editing app?