iphoneography, iphone photography, hipstamatic, pro camera, snapseed

Despite having other gear here at the house and the studio, my iPhone 5S is by far the camera the use most to shoot with. Although the stock Camera app is good and is continually improved, I rely on a number of other photo apps to help get the image I want, either in-camera or by apping it up.

Here’s the updated-for-2015 list of my go-to photo apps. Any or all of these are great additions to an iPhoneographer’s toolbox.

My Camera Bag list is always available on Life In LoFi up in the menu bar. It lives on this page here where you can read the whole post as well as why I use each app. A list of the apps and their App Store links are below. I recommend reading the post.

I am not an iPhone artist and my style of iPhoneography tends to mimic the old analog cameras that iPhones and other digital cameras have replaced. Ironic? Yes. Convenient? Definitely.

I like to capture the best, most accurate image possible in-camera. I then like to apply effects that mimic some of the old films I shot with as a kid. To me, the filters I choose add a layer to the photo that appeals on an emotional, nostalgic level.

Here are the apps I go to first before digging deeper into my arsenal of photo apps scattered across my iPhone:

1. Camera

2. ProCamera 8 + HDR – Cocologics

3. Manual – Custom exposure camera – Little Pixels

4. Hipstamatic – Hipstamatic, LLC

5. Instaflash Pro – Anlei Technology Inc.

6. Perfectly Clear – Photo Correction (Automatic) – Athentech Imaging

7. Filterstorm – Tai Shimizu

8. SimplyB&W | Simply Photography in B&W – James Moore

9. Snapseed – Google, Inc.

And special bonus photo app that I haven’t added to My Camera Bag post yet:

10. SKRWT – mjagielski — Great perspective correction that gives me excellent control over horizon, vertical and horizontal perspective, and has a tool to help correct any lens barrel distortion in my images.