The Six Best iPhone Photography Apps

iPhone’s camera software grows more and more advanced with each updated edition, with many photographers choosing to use their phone as their primary means of shooting. While the built-in camera may be incredibly effective in getting you the shot you want, oftentimes the use of a third-party app can further enhance your photo experience, giving you more control over your final product. Apple’s app store has hundreds of apps for this exact purpose, but sifting through them all for one that works best is tedious—and so, here’s the six best photography app for the iPhone:

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iPhone becomes a reliable light meter with Lumu Power [Review]

This could be handy if it really works, one less gadget to have to carry around

Lumu Power light meter

The iPhone democratized photography and disrupted the video and camera industry. Now a new product that plugs into the iPhone’s Lightning port aims to replace an important photographer’s tool — the handheld light meter.

The Lumu Power light meter is a small, plug-in photodiode that looks like a pingpong ball cut in half. The light meter, a product of Lumu Labs from Slovenia, rose out of a Kickstarter campaign in 2015. It’s won favorable reviews from photographers and photo websites as the company works to improve the companion app.

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Apple’s HEIF image format choice reinvents photography | Computerworld

Wow.  Just wow.

If you’ve read your Harry Potter novels you may recall the picture the young wizard had of his Mum, Dad, and himself. They seemed alive in the image. It seemed like magic. These days it seems like an Apple Live Photo.

A still image that is also a video, Live Photos is a perfect example of the kind of image-based technologies HEIF will enable in future Apple hardware and software products.

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Manual smartphone photography: here’s what those terms mean [Tech Savvy SA]

It seems like years since smartphones usurped dedicated cameras to become the most popular way to take photos. That’s not to say that dedicated cameras are obsolete (not at all), but more and more people find their phone camera to do the job well enough. Smartphone camera apps are generally easy to understand, with auto modes going a long way to help. But what if you’d like to dabble with your phone’s pro mode? Here’s what all those settings do…

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iPhone photography: Smartphone technology has made us all photographers 

Yet students often don’t realize they’re seasoned photographers until I prompt them to take their phones out and share a photo they’ve recently made.We could certainly discuss the quality of their photos. What’s most important however, is that the camera is being used, that photographs are being made at an electric pace, and that most everyone also serves as curator of all they produce.

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