Though this post is a bit dated now, these apps are still available and great to use..
They say the best camera to use is the one you have on you. For me, that’s my iPhone camera. I’m constantly surprised at the quality of photos you can get from such a small device. I have a few favorite photography apps that I use. Which one I use depends on my kind of subject. Like many things in photography, it’s knowing which lens or piece of equipment is the right one to use, for the results that you hope to get.


I’m not a big filter person, so I’m looking at the camera functionality of the software first. Here are a few of my favorite apps, in no particular order.

Camera Awesome
Created by SmugMug, this is one cool app. With it’s easy to understand interface, image stabilization, speed shooting, social network upload capabilities and more,  make this one of your first camera apps to download. And the fact that it’s free should make this your first photo app you download.

Pro HDR lets you capture an image exposed for the highlights and another exposed for the shadows. It then automatically aligns and blends the images, giving you a gorgeous HDR image up to 5 megapixels like nothing you’ve ever seen from such a tiny device. This is one of my favorite iPhone photo apps.

100 Cameras in 1
If you like filters, this is the app for you. Developed by Stuck in Customs, you can apply multiple filters to new photos or re-create existing photos. 100 different effects that use mixes of hardlight, overlay, and more with beautiful textures from around the world, then share your photos on email, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr! and Instagram.

Camera +
A great program with control for exposure, focus, stabilizer, zoom, effects and much more.

Camera One
A great all-in-one camera app with features like self timer, tap to focus, zoom, grid view, voice shutter, stabilizer and much more.

lt helps eliminate blur, reduce noise and take sharper, clearer photos with 2x resolution (up to 11MP) without missing the moment.

This is a great app to determine the position of the sun (and moon) at any specific time on any specific day.It’s a must have if you like to shoot sunrise and sunsets. It’s alo handy to determine where the light will fall when doing architectural photography. There is an iPhone and iPad, plus Android versions too.

Leave a reply and let others know what your favorite app is since they are updating current apps and coming out with new ones all the time!

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