Photography with the iPhone relays on two important pillars: the Photographer and the Applications. Taking pictures with an iPhone could be fun or painful. To enjoy the possibilities that this device brings to us, first we need to understand what photography with an iPhone means, and then, we can download the apps that fit our needs.
There are tons of photography apps for the iPhone. I didn’t have time to check all of them. From all the apps that I tried, these are the ones that actually I cannot live without.
It is a great tool. It has all the functions that the built-in iPhone camera software lacks: Zoom, stabilizer, timer, one touch screen, and many more.
Usually I use this application when I have to take a self-photograph because the one touch screen option lets me touch any part of the screen to take my picture, instead of the small button at the bottom that the native iPhone photo app has.
One more interesting use of it, it’s the timer. I can take a group pictures to include myself.
I use this app to upload on the fly pictures to flickr. The main advantages of this app are: automatic reduction of resolution, default set of group and tags, quick and easy interface.
This is my preferred tool for things like Tokyo Live Bloggers where I just upload things I find around Tokyo in real time. With Flickit I don’t have to worry about tags, groups, nothing. Just set it one time and all your content will be uploaded with the proper meta information.
This is a really powerful tool for photo edition. I use it constantly. It lets you edit almost all parameters: like Contrast, Brightness, Exposure, Vibrance and so forth. It also has many filters from LOMO, night vision, Black and white and many more. You can crop, paint with a brush, fill with color… It’s one of the most full featured apps for image editing on iPhone.
Good tool to watermark your pictures before upload them to the web. Easy interface and good watermarking options.
This is the Adobe Photoshop version for iPhone.
It’s a great app but it lacks of many functions that, for example, PhotoForge has.
Anyway the interface is good and it has some great effects.
It’s similar to Camera Genius but it lacks of many of it’s functions.
The main advantage of Camera Plus is that the application loads really quickly and it has a zoom control by default near the bottom panel.
Cool application for TiltShift. You have a tiltshift in photoforge too, but this one is more configurable and it has more options. This app is just for only tiltshift! But it’s great.
I really love this one. You can configure it to shot at a predetermined interval of time and put every frame in one picture, making a square composition. It’s useful specially to deal with those services where we just want to send one picture. For example in twitter. We don’t want to bother people with several links so we can create one shot with 4 or 6 shots inside.
Really cool HDR app. If you are able to keep the iPhone in the same position for two consecutive shots, this app will do a great HDR job.
What app do you use?
Some better options for the ones I listed above?