Cell phone photography is starting to get recognized as a legitimate form of photography, and not just a means of taking a snapshot when the opportunity presents itself. You can take high-resolution photos with any kind of Smartphone these days, and capture the subject in great detail, but your work doesn’t end the moment you take the photo. I mean, it can end there, but there is so much more you can do with it.
There are a bunch of photo apps out there that can help you edit, manipulate, save and publish your photographs. Combine a few of these, and you’ve got yourself a digital darkroom right underneath your fingertips. Check out some of the best ones out there.
Adobe Photoshop Touch
Adobe Photoshop is a household name, and even those who have no interest in photography whatsoever have at least heard about it. Most photographers swear by, and I tend to use it very often. Now, there is a version of it available for your Android device. Of course, it’s not as powerful as its older desktop brother, but it is a lot more serious than most photo-editing apps you can find on the market. It make take you a while to get a hang of it, as is the case with its PC counterpart, but once you familiarize yourself with all the bells and whistles it has to offer, you will realize it wipes the floor with its competition.
Ok, I’m not treading any new ground here, and as a photography enthusiast, I have a strong aversion toward Instagram. I don’t like its filters, I don’t like the people there, but it is a great tool if you want to promote your photos to a large audience. Pretty much everyone is on Instagram nowadays, and I don’t see any reason why you shouldn’t take advantage of that. It can be used as an editing platform too, but I advise you to avoid that, and use it strictly as medium through which you share your work.
Backing up your photos is a must, because once you lose your images, you can’t get them back. But, carrying around a hard drive in your pocket is not exactly the most practical option now, is it? You can, however, back up and share your photos with the Dropbox app. Simply choose the files you want to share, wait for them to sync up, and share the link with your friends and family – that’s all it takes! And don’t worry about space, because you get more than enough to store all of your favorite pics.
This app is for those who want to learn all the ins and outs of photography. You can sign up for a course, but those can cost a pretty penny, and you are better off spending your money on something else. There is plenty of info out there for free, but the trouble is, most of us often don’t know where to start. My suggestion is – try out the Photography Trainer App for Android. It will teach you all the things you need to know, and which the pros use to create their images. Stuff like shutter speed, aperture, ISO, exposure and much more is explained in detail, with plenty of examples.