Tell me your "Top 5" iPhone photography related apps

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by mtbdudex, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. mtbdudex macrumors 68000


    Aug 28, 2007
    SE Michigan
    I finally upgraded my 5 year old phone to a Verizon 32GB iPhone4.
    From this:
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    The Apple app store is loaded with so many Photography apps.

    I'm really not intrested in the photo gimicky/editing one either, rather useful reference information apps.

    Post me your top 5 you really have used and found helpful.
    For ref. I've had my DSLR 1.5 years and have a pretty decent handle on exposure, composition, etc.
    (I have 8-10 photography books already)
    Still, one can always learn more, so I'm truly open to your suggestions.
    I did a search and did not find a thread on this, plus feel this forum is more appropriate than the iPhone forum.

    I'd be interested in:
    -advanced Aperture 3 or CS5 tips
    -tables/charts for manual exposure settings
    -tables/charts for flash exposure settings
  2. VirtualRain macrumors 603


    Aug 1, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    Here's what I have...

    Field Tools - Depth of field calculator
    PS Express - Photoshop express
    Filterstorm - Photo editor - I use this more on my iPad
    MyZenfolio - Native app for interacting with my online Zenfolio galleries
    Pic Transfer - For transferring pics between iPhone and iPad

    Just downloaded this yesterday based on a Phrasikleia's recommendation...
    NDCalc - Exposure compensation calculator when using ND filters

    Another one that popped up yesterday that I don't yet have...
    The Photographer's Ephemeris - for planning a shoot at a given location based on sunset/sunrise etc.
  3. fcortese, Feb 23, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2011

    fcortese macrumors demi-god


    Apr 3, 2010
    Big Sky country
    I got all of these compliments of Phrasikleia:
    TPE (The Photographer's Ephemeris), NDclac (helps set the exposure times when using ND filters) and Easy Release (for model release at photo shoots, you can have them sign right on your phone!).

    EDIT-I found Easy Release through a google search
  4. Phrasikleia macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2008
    Over there------->
    NDcalc by nSonic is by far the most useful app I have. It really takes the pain out of using ND filters and bulb mode.

    The Photographer's Ephemeris is fantastic, and I use it constantly, but only on my Mac. I prefer to work out those sorts of things in advance, on a large screen and with a fast internet connection.
  5. fcortese macrumors demi-god


    Apr 3, 2010
    Big Sky country
    I also have TPE on my MBP.
  6. mtbdudex thread starter macrumors 68000


    Aug 28, 2007
    SE Michigan
    thx for quick response, I'm downloading some of them me reading stuff while at my sons 1.5 hr gymnastics tomorrow......
  7. glennp, Feb 23, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2011

    glennp macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2006
    Washington, DC
    Don't underestimate the "gimmicky" photo apps - these are some of the apps that made me actually use the camera in my iPhone as a camera:

    Pro HDR (I've got a 3gs so no native HDR for me)
    Iris (editing)

    For reference I like Field Calc and use TPE on the Mac.
  8. Cliff3 macrumors 68000


    Nov 2, 2007
    SF Bay Area
    In terms of photographic utilities, I use PhotoCalc (DOF, Flash, Solar Calculator, some reference documents), TPE, and I now have NDCalc. I use Camera Genius instead of the built-in camera app.
  9. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

    Designer Dale

    Mar 25, 2009
    Folding space
    I have TPE on both my Mac and my iPad, but I still need to learn how to use it correctly. It is much easier to manipulate on the computer, as has been noted by P.

    I have an iPad app called Photoverse. It's a daily compilation of photo news and blogs. From reading this so far, I have added the DOF calculator mentioned earlier.

  10. ToddBPhoto macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2011
    Currently I only have The Photographers Contract Maker on my iPhone 4. Absolutely love it!

    Looking to add some fun apps to play around with, like Camera+, etc. Got some good ideas from this thread already!
  11. cleanup macrumors 68030


    Jun 26, 2005
    Is there an app that gives you manual control over the iPhone's camera? I highly doubt that any of the settings are actually editable besides focus, exposure and perhaps shutter speed but it would be interesting if an app was capable of long exposures.
  12. mbpro108 macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2009
    Try Pudding!

    It is a Korean app but ok for being free. Search pudding and it should be the first one by kth. Try the motion x4 camera. It is in Korean but you will be able to figure it out. Choose camera, choose film etc.
  13. MattSepeta macrumors 65816


    Jul 9, 2009
    375th St. Y
    Not iPhone but droid...

    I don't have an iPhone, but my droid apps likely have an iPhone counter-part.

    - I use timer for Bulb shooting
    - I use "Golden Photo" which lets me plug i na date, and it tells me when the morning and evening golden hours are. I use this any time I am booking an outdoor shoot.
  14. compuwar macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2006
    Northern/Central VA
  15. dfany macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2010
    Photopod – to aggregate all my photos from Flickr, Picasa, fb and Twitter on iPhone and share multiple photos at once.
    PS Express – to edit my photos with advanced settings
    Field Tools – somebody has already talked about this app above
    Camera Genius – to shoot photos. I don’t use native iPhone app for that anymore.

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