As I was lying in bed the other night, I kinda admitted my photography app addiction on Twitter when I asked…
It’s true. Out of all the apps on my iPhone4, the photography apps take up most of the space.
My “routine” is to download apps that I come across, either mentioned on Twitter or Facebook, or maybe in blog posts, put them in a folder called “to try” and once I play around with them for a while I decide whether it gets to stay or gets deleted.
I’m not going to tell you just how many photography apps I have on my phone, because you will REALLY think I’m a bit weird but I did want to share with you my 5 most favourite ones that I’m loving right now and use daily.
Instagram – I LOVE LOVE LOVE Instagram. You can take the most crappiest looking photo of your washing pile and make it look like a piece of art with the help of some filters. I’m loving it even more since the new update. The new filters, real time tilt-shift and being able to turn off frames are a great addition. Not to mention the social aspect of it. I love looking at the daily snippets of friend’s lives in photos.
Filter Mania – SO many different filters to play with in this app! I lost a good hour playing around with the filters, frames, and collages. I like that it also lets you send your photo directly to Instagram.
HDR Foto – This app makes it so easy! All you need to do is move the squares to a highlight spot and a shadow spot in your photo and the app will do the rest. Then you can add filters, frames and whatever to finish your photo. You can use HDR Foto to edit single photos as well instead of using the HDR option.
100 Cameras – you know those gorgeous photos that end up on the “popular” tab on Instagram? I reckon some of those Instagrammers are using this app. 100 Cameras is just that…100 cameras in 1. Apparently you can earn points for regularly using this app (it’s linked to Gamecenter) but I don’t pay attention to that. This is a really pretty app and the filters have cute names. My photography teacher would be so mad at me for adding filters like these to my photos. She believes that if you want to achieve effects like that in your photos, you should do the hard yakka in Photoshop instead of just a click of a button. Heh.
Doodle Booth – Think drawing blacked out teeth and moustaches, or speech bubbles and doodling. This is just a fun app to play around with. Takes me back to my high school days when I used to have photos stuck on my folder and used to draw love hearts and flowers and “I <3 ….” everywhere ;)
So there you have it. The apps that are occupying my time when I should be working/being mum/sleeping.
What are your favourite photography apps?
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