Do you happen to be an avid backpacker? Are you crazy about travel photography? Gone are the days when you needed to tag bulky cameras and heavy lenses along on your travels. With technology touching dizzy heights, all you need now for some ultimate travel photography is your smart phone. Yes, that’s it! There are some mind-blowing mobile apps out there that not only make photography much more convenient, but also give you access to some brilliant features to turn your images into masterpieces. Following are 5 awesome iOS apps for you to start with.
Like capturing breathtaking videos as you travel? Mesmerized by amazing sunsets and sunrises? If yes, here is one app that will not let you down. Lapse It is essentially a time lapse application for capturing amazing time lapse and stop motion videos. Time Lapse is essentially a photograph technique that gives the user an accelerated view of slowly changing events such as sunsets, sunrises, capturing wildlife, sports, drawing, movement of clouds, and so on. Lapse It is designed extremely well and has a host of options for editing. Basically what the app does is it takes a series of pictures for a scene and then ingeniously stitches the images together in order to form a breathtaking time-lapsed video of the scene – perfect!
One of the top-most photography apps in the market today, no app beats Instagram as far as popularity is concerned. Use it once and you’ll know exactly why it is so popular! Instagram is a beautiful app featuring an intuitive interface which makes it very easy to use and navigate. It is clutter-free and pretty straightforward, giving you access to an array of stunning vintage filters as well as photo-editing effects and frames. The most appealing part about this app, which is also the reason behind its massive fan following, is its social networking features and its photo sharing capabilities. Instagram has its own social networking platform where users can upload and share images. Users can even share and upload images on a number of other social networking sites, photography sites, or also share them via email. So if you’re scouting for an app to capture your ultimate travel moments with a dash of vintage effects and share them with friends, Instagram is what you’re looking for!
If you are an avid traveler and a photography lover, chances are that you already know about Camera+. However, if you don’t, not to worry, it’s never too late! Camera+ is easily one of the best photography apps out there, thanks to the gazillion amount of features it is packed with! The app allows you to add a number of nifty common effects such as backlit images, sunset, portrait, and so on. It also features an efficient stabilizer that literally waits while clicking a snap until your phone is held perfectly still. Furthermore, Camera+ also allows users to set individual focus, metering points, and so on. As soon as you’ve captured an image, you can use other features of the app such as applying light effects, adding filters, adding frames or borders, using the built-in auto corrector to enhance the images, cropping and rotating the image, and more. If you need more, go on and share your stunning creations of photography with friends and family on social networking portals.
Want to capture almost everything that you see around yourself? Yes, this is possible via panoramic images and Photosynth is hands down the undisputed king of panoramic images. A magnificent app developed by Microsoft, Photosynth does it’s job a bit too well in helping people create beautiful panoramic images. The app makes it a breeze to click panoramic images as it guides you through a series of simultaneous image captures and then stitches all these images together smoothly in order to come up with one complete panoramic image. With this app, you can create images from left to right, up to down, or even a full sphere! Be it events, places, people, sceneries, architectural wonders, and what not, Photosynth is a great way to capture panoramic memories while you travel.
What can be a better way to make your travel photographs all the more memorable and interesting by adding nice little tag lines or sayings to it? This will not only enhance the style of the image, but will also add to its depth and meaning. As the name of the app implies, Photolettering is an extraordinary photography app which is an ideal combination and photography and typography. The app allows its users to select text from a list of beautifully styled and great-looking fonts to place over an image. Not only for your personal photographs, but the app comes in extremely handy even if you’re looking to make a poster, send a postcard to a loved one, write an inspirational message or a saying over an image, or create graphic signs, Photolettering helps you get the job done.
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Nancy Baker, the author of this article, is a freelance blogger who is currently writing for, Kunkel Bus Lines Ltd, a leading charter bus rental company. She enjoys participating in art and graffiti competitions. You can also follow her on Twitter @Nancy Baker.