Lesson 2 :: Camera Apps


The next most important thing you need after a good phone is the right camera        app. There are many to choose from, some free and some costing a hefty price for an app. But let’s be real, even an “expensive” app is about the same price as a Venti White Chocolate Macchiato from Starbucks. (if that’s really a thing) 
Yes your phone has the regular camera that you are used to, but it keeps you locked out of all the features needed to make a shot your own, this is what I like to call Fully Auto, good for the quick point and shoot, but that’s about it.
Here are some Apps and what they have to offer


Filmborn from Mastin Labs
- Its Amazing!! But its not released to the public yet. I put it first because I want everyone to go to filmborn.com and sign up to be notified once the app is available.
 

VSCO
Pros: Good camera with Manual Focus and Exposure control for a clean shot
An endless amount of filters that can help define the style you are going for.
Cons: Interface is confusing, and most filters can look too heavy and unnatural.

Camera +
Pros: One of the best tools in getting the good exposure in an iPhone image
Cons: Cheesy filters and too much going on. Busy interface makes it hard to focus on the photo itself

Assignment:

Download VSCO and install some filter packs (a lot of them are free) use the app to take a photo, then apply the look that best suits your taste. Alternate: load an iPhone photo that you have already taken into VSCO and add a filter look.


Once you have done this, email to topher@prizmcollective.com for review. This is a great way for me to learn more about you as a photographer, and to see what style you are going for.