Ever notice how your best photographic ideas always happen at the most inconvenient times? You have your best ideas in the shower, while driving or at some other time when it’s almost impossible to write them down. You often dream, eat and sleep your ideas – yet your smartphone just doesn’t have the oomph required to handle your aspiring interests.
Novice, or even professional, photographers can really take advantage of the amazing apps out there for them on the App Store and our personal favorites listed below (in no particular order).
Cool Apps For Aspiring Photographers
F/8 Depth of Field Calculator
Part of taking that perfect distance shot is knowing the depth of field, easily accomplished with this intuitive app. Aperture is adjustable via slider, you have an on-screen calculator that measures distance between you and your subject, and the investment is $3.99 to have this vital information forever.
For those advanced in mathematics, imperial or metric measurement displays are available. One notable downfall entails your lens: you’ll have to manually enter the information in order for your app to calculate distance correctly.
Snapping photos at the most inopportune times really bums photographers out. With LightTrac, you’ll always know when light concentration favors, or shuns, the perfect shot. Since this application tracks both the sun and moon’s light depth, photography can survive through lunar eclipses or solar flares without a problem.
At $4.99, this handy little app isn’t cumbersome to other apps or the phone’s memory yet is powerful enough to gauge light correctly, regardless how archaic your device is.
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TrueDoF Depth of Field Calculator
If you want an easy way to calculate the depth of field produced by your camera setting, this is an app to pick up. The app is intuitive and lets you work directly with the sort of output you want, such as image sharpness or print size. You can use the default values as is to tweak it to match your output. Ideal for landscape photography. Price: $3.99
PhotoBuddy is great for professionals and amateurs who wish to compute camera settings like Depth of Field, Diffraction, Angle of View or other Exposure Calculations. The app has a huge database of different camera models and presets for Exposure or Color Temperature making it easy to get set. Price: $1.99
Photo Power for iPad
This is a high quality photo editing app that offers over 35 different features for transforming your images and over 40 different effects for various styles. It also includes support for over 25 million pixels, multi-core processors and a number of file formats. Price: $4.99 (Includes IAPs)
Do it yourself apps for aspiring photographers are everywhere. Whether you want to amplify or improve the photography experience for purely personal reasons or for professional reasons, it’s ever more important for you to have access to the best apps around.
We hope that our collection of apps is mighty helpful to you. If there's an app or two that you think would be helpful for aspiring photographers, be sure to share it with us in the comments section.