Author: Mel Martin

Macphun has a big sale on its Creative Kit until the end of the month

Macphun is a major photography software player for iOS devices and on the Mac. They always offer good value, and high quality apps. Since many of our readers do much of their photography on iOS devices and have Macs this bundle should be of interest. Macphun is offering 6 strong best-in-class photo editing tools, that can be used standalone, or as a plug in to Photoshop and/or Lightroom. In addition, the bundle includes more than 40 high quality e-books and video presentations, some tied to the tools offered in the bundle, while some are basic photography videos. The offer...

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SkyLab for iOS makes sky replacement easy

When my non-photographer friends see a clear day they often tell me it’s a great day for taking pictures. Of course photographers know that clouds are good, not bad. They add interest to landscape photos, and overcasts skies are often best for portraits. Clear skies are usually not so great. Of course on any photo outing you can’t control the skies you get, so Skylab ($2.99) for iOS lets you decide what skies you will have. The app contains a first class collection of skies under varying conditions that you can add to either your photos with a boring...

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Lumy makes it easy to find the best times to take photos

There are quite a few nice apps for figuring out ‘magic hour’ or ‘golden time’ for iOS. As our readers know, ‘golden time” is that sliver of time around sunset and sunrise where the colors are warm and your photos will have a satisfying glow. Professional movie makers know this well, and most movies today have key scenes shot around those times of favorable illumination. Lumy, ($3.99) does a nice job of doing the calculations for you, and adds some nice features like weather forecasts for where you are shooting, notifications, and Apple Watch support. I gave the app...

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Shooting a lot of food? Foodie is the app for you.

Come on. Admit it. If you are like me you can’t resist sharing your meal digitally with friends and families, especially if it’s nicely served and extra photogenic. Foodie is a free app that will help you shoot that casserole or pizza or fruit plate giving you a vibrant photo you’ll be glad to share. So what is it in this app that makes it good for shooting food? Well, first off, it’s designed to know when it is directly over your dish. When the app senses you are in the best position, the shutter button turns bright yellow....

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