A few free apps you must have as a photographer.

When you’re a fresh photographer, in a little confidential, let me let you in. For iOS and Android devices, there are hundreds of photography applications available that will help you take better pictures. Okay, so that’s hardly a secret. Some new photographer doesn’t know though, because many of the best photography applications are free. Photography is hard enough as it is, so it never hurts anybody to get a little support. And if it’s open, so much the better! Below are some of the free photography apps we’ve mentioned. I hope you find them even useful for your photography.

1. VSCO 

My go-to mobile picture edit software is VSCO. Hands-down, it provides some of the adequate filters accessible today from any editing app. Full disclosure-in-app transactions are possible, but even the simple VSCO configuration is quite strong. You will not only film in RAW but also have manual exposure settings, different concentrations, and metering settings, and color temperature controls. And that is just the iceberg tip. There’s a whole VSCO network where you can post your photographs, write, gather photos from other VSCO users and get support from other photographers elsewhere.

2. Pocket Light Meter

This ensures I still have a light meter with me since I already have my computer with me. Even in a modern age, I find it an enormous benefit as I can read quickly and instinctively realize what kind of ballpark I need to film before I even open my camera bag. I also shoot film very frequently for my job, and while I do my conventional light meters, the software works almost as well for my needs, which ensures the quite cumbersome light meters should remain at home.

3. Sun Route

On any given day, Sun Route will tell you where the sun will be at any specific moment. All you have to do is point the camera down into the horizon on your screen, and the app will display you the sun’s location. A computer-generated sun is overlaid on the phone’s view so that you can see how the light interacts with the current atmosphere in real-time. I like using this app when scouting locations as it stops me from having any nasty shoot day surprises. This app has told me that the sun will not be where I want to be until a particular time of the day to schedule it properly.

4. Magic Hour

If you have an iOS computer, Magic Hour is a great app that will help you determine when Golden Hour-the day’s best light for outdoor photography is happening. Not only that, but Magic Hour will also let you remember how big your current place will have Golden Hour lighting. In addition to the exact time of sunrise and sunset, it also gives you a brief weather description.

5. GorillaCam

Joby’s GorillaCam is a camera app with several capabilities, including time-lapse, self-timer shots, and a sequence of images with an instant picture. I’ve been using this one for several years because I find it more convenient than the tablet’s default camera software. Remote shutter regulation is one function worthy of note. This nutshell enables one smartphone to activate the camera shutter remotely on another handset through the software. I haven’t used this tool yet, but I can see how it might help record your photoshoots creatively. 

This is for the photographers who want to see simple clusters of stars in the sky but want to stop lengthy tracks. What you need to do is pick your favorite camera in the app section, insert your lens’ focal length, and Dark Skies can use the 600 law to measure how long you can get by with an exposure.

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