Photography is usually considered as part of the purest form. Perhaps this is because it doesn’t particularly work on the basis of imaginations, but takes the very essence of the real, and there is always something connecting to viewers.
Or maybe it is because, through photography, you can relive memories, go to places you’ve been to (or never even visited), see people, and be immersed in stories and tales.
Photography is relatable, and its many purposes make it extra special.
Have you ever wondered how and why some pictures turn out so great? How do they seem to stand out from the rest? What gives them that edge?
We asked expert Canadian photographer David Koonar on what makes his work true pieces of art, and here he shares five photography apps that he uses to get that ‘pop.’
Sharpness. Beauty. High clarity. That’s what the Snapseed app does to your pictures. It’s an iPhone App that transforms pictures into professionally done pieces— so much that no one would ever believe they came from a phone and not a high-end camera.
There are a variety of filters and tools in the Snapseed app, all of which you can fine-tune to your taste. It’s also free, so you can have all the best in picture quality without paying a dime.
David is all about detail, and if you are particular about it too, then Facetune is definitely the photography app for you. Facetune places control over EVERYTHING in a picture in your hands, and it’s all up to you to decide what to do with it.
One major plus about Facetune is how it places attention on focus— just like the portrait mode, and so you get to make the subject matter(s) of your pictures the subject of attention.
VSCO is proof that just because something is free, doesn’t mean it has no value. The VSCO app comes with tools and presets that turn basic pictures into genuine centerpieces. The ease of use on the app also makes it a great app to get.
What’s more, VSCO comes with its social community, so if you’re especially interested in the food photography community, it is the perfect app just for you. You just need to snap, connect, and share!
Still on to food photography, Foodie stands out as a photography app of great value, simply because of the fact that its presets and filters are live, which means you get to see exactly what your pictures would look like, even before you take and publish them.
Also, if you’re looking to just edit one part of the photo, Foodie’s detail editing options grant you the power of segment editing, so one aspect doesn’t affect your overall picture view.
Adobe Photoshop Express
If you’re a fan of Photoshop and its many wonders, then this app, which is basically a pocket-friendly phone version of the original Photoshop, is the right way to go.
David Koonar considers photography to not only be just about taking the shots, but also what you do after the shoots, and Adobe Photoshop Express is the perfect tool for what comes after the shutter has gone off.
Great pictures tell great stories, and for David, these apps help tell the best of them all.