Photography in recent years has become a ‘thing’ among lots of people and that includes me because I love photography. Latest mobile phones with high-end cameras have afforded people the luxury of taking quality photos without the use of DSLR cameras which are very expensive.
To enhance the quality of photos, photographers use editing software such as Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. The tools embedded in these software help photographers make their photos stand out.
These same enhancements and effects used by professional photographers can be replicated by any person with the use of apps. These apps do not only help you fine-tune your photos, they also have the ability to increase your phone’s camera features.
So if you love photography as I do, then stick with me as I walk you through some great apps that will help you take your mobile phone photography from OK 👍 to WOW😮. Most of these apps are free and can be found on the Google Playstore.
This is the first app on my list because I love it and it’s just awesome. The app offers you the power and tools of professional photo editing software right on your phone. You can remove blemishes, edit portraits, smoothen skin, blur background, and more.
One more thing I love about this app is that it gives you the ability to save your edits and use them for other photos. You can even share your edits in the form of a QR code with other Snapseed users. Snapseed is an app by Google and its available for free download on the Playstore.
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If you’re a lover of vintage and high vivid photos, then this app is for you. Retrica gives you live filters and features, something most camera apps lack. It also has features you can only find in DSLR cameras.
This is another great camera app from Google. It’s a very simple app to use with a clean and tidy interface. Aside photos, you can also use the Google camera to capture videos in slow motion. Its auto-HDR+ feature can also be used to take fantastic photos in just a click.
This is the best app for those who can’t stop taking selfies. Candy Camera comes with beautiful features and filters to give your selfie that awesome look. It can also be used to create collages and to edit normal photos.
Have you noticed that photographers who use DSLR camera take photos and they come out with an already blurred background? This is because the cameras have the ability to focus on a particular area and blur the areas that are not in focus.
Most mobile phone cameras do not come with this feature and that’s where the AfterFocus camera app comes in. This app brings that DSLR feature right to your mobile phone. That means you can take styled background blurred photos with just a click.
All you have to do is mark the areas you want to keep in focus and the app will do the rest of the magic for you. Now, if that’s not awesome, then I don’t know what is.
If you’re looking for an app that can help you add animated effects to your photos, create photo montages, add filters and frames, then Photo Lab Picture Editor FX has got you covered.
Photo Lab has a vast collection of over 500 stylish effects you can choose from to give your photo that professional look.
Camera FV-5 turns your phone into a complete DSLR camera by giving you access to DSLR manual controls on your mobile phone. This app is ideal for photography enthusiasts and even professionals. It also comes with features to tools to help you edit and enhance your photos in minutes.
Lumio cam is a camera app made by photographers for photographers. The app comes with all the features and functions you can find in a DSLR camera and in other professional cameras.
This app comes with all the advanced photo editing features you can think of such as HDR, Panorama, HD, night camera and multishot.
Despite its superb features, Hedgecam 2 is one of the most underrated camera apps out there. The app comes with all the needed features a photo editing app should have and even more. It can also be used to capture videos.
All the apps mentioned in this app are guaranteed to transform your phone into a professional camera. Feel free to install and try some of them out.
If you have used other apps that are on not on this list, do well to share them with us in the comments below.