What Camera App?
Here is two best phoneography camera apps i can recommend.
Compatible with iPhone, iPad2 or later, iPod touch and iPad mini. Requires iOS 5 or later.
This is the my iphone camera that i mostly use. Its simple and packet full of features. It has
multiple shooting modes, including an anti-shake option that waits to take a photo until the device is held still, this is not good if you want a quick snap thought..
It has a timer mode for a 5, 15, or 30 second delay, 3×3 compositional grid and horizon level indicator, you can set exposure separately from focus. You can share
your photos straight from the app. (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, email.
See what professional photographer Lisa Bettany says about camera+ app
I am trying to give tips that suits for every phone, most of them i have already used for years with my SLR-camera. Here is the my top three tips for better pictures.
Rule of thirds
You can add more balance and interest your photos by using the 'Rule of thirds'. Some camera apps has option to view grid where image is divided into 9 equal segments
by 2 vertical and 2 horizontal lines. Position the most important elements in your image along these lines, or at the points where they intersect.
Compose your shot thoughtfully. Frame the photo in your mind before framing it in the viewfinder. Move yourself to get 'clean' background for your subject.
The Golden Hour
'Golden Hour' also known as 'Magic Hour' is the time when sun rises and the time when sun sets. Golden Hour creates light that is warm and more
diffuse because it travels through more atmosphere. Pictures taken at that time has less contrast and shadows are lighter. This is excellet time to take pictures of nature.
If you want to capture a moment, it's always best time for a picture. Don't wait the 'Golden Hour'. :)
Zoom It Or Leg It?
Phone cameras usually have no zoom features and if they have, it's digital zoom. Digital zoom makes picture quality worse.
If you have real optical zoom in your phone camera, use it. If not then leg it. Take few steps forward or backward to get the scene what you like.
If you can't do neither option, then you can jst take the picture as you can and afterwards crop it to the details. When possible, always use the best
image quality of your phone. This makes cropping the image easier and you still keep image at decent size.
I have only few gadgets i've found useful when taking pictures with my iPhone.
Take your Phoneography to the next level with Fisheye, Telephoto, Wide Angle and Macro Lenses, you can have all these for your smartphone.
These lenses let you get in closer to the action or shoot a wide-angle or fish-eye photo without reducing image quality.
One of the downsides of shooting with phones is that they take blurry photos in low-light conditions.
A small tripod solves that problem and lets you take long-exposure shots. Also, you don't need anyone to hold the camera when shooting for example group photos.
These two phoneography gadgets are the ones i recommend you to get. You dont really need any other ones.
Snapseed for editing images: The only photo app you’ll want to use every day. It makes any photograph extraordinary with a fun,
high-quality photo experience right at your fingertips. Anyone can enhance, transform, and share their photos with ease using
incredibly advanced features from the leader in digital photography software.
Built-in Google+ capabilities make it even more powerful to share your images with your friends and family.
Instagram for sharing: Instagram lets you take and share beautiful vintage-looking pictures, easily and instantly! Best of all, it's free!
Phonto: With over 200 fonts and text effects, Phonto lets you add captions to your photos the quick and easy way!
Pic Stitch:Quickly combine multiple photos into one beautifully framed picture. Pic Stitch packs a simple design with a powerful editor to give you
everything you could possibly want to make your photo's simply amazing.
Marksta:Add a copyright notice to your images before sharing them to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Flickr, etc.
Or add your Twitter name, or your website address. Whatever you want to write, Marksta makes it simple and fast.
Big Lens:Snap a picture and then edit it like magic by setting the aperture, changing periphery blur levels, and adjusting background
light to create a Bokeh effect with just a few gestures.
“Is a picture really worth a thousand words? What thousand words? A thousand words from a lunatic, or a thousand words from Nietzsche?
Actually, Nietzsche was a lunatic, but you see my point. What about a thousand words from a rambler vs. 500 words from Mark Twain?
He could say the same thing quicker and with more force than almost any other writer. One thousand words from Ginsberg are not even worth one from Wilde.
It’s wild to declare the equivalency of any picture with any army of 1,000 words. Words from a writer like Wordsworth make you appreciate what words are worth.”
― Jarod Kintz
“A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.”
― Eudora Welty
“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.”
― Ansel Adams
“You don't take a photograph, you make it.”
― Ansel Adams
“What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
― Karl Lagerfeld