5 iPhone Apps for Better Photos and Videos

Nina Frazier


Rating: 4.5 stars Price: $2.99 If you want a powerful tool that packs the basics of a DSLR into your phone, spend the money on Camera Awesome from . It’s got everything Camera+ has, plus extra grids and a horizon tool that helps you keep your camera level. Furthermore, you can set up a timer and interval shots. Set up one function to ease camera shake, and another to shoot multiple photos at two different speeds with one click in “Burst” mode. You can even lock your white balance while shooting video. When you’re done, you can add one of nine effects filters.

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If you’re still using the basic camera app on your , you’re doing it wrong. The tool gives you one option in video mode: focus. Want to zoom? Forget it. You only have access to zoom when you take a picture.

But with a seemingly endless number of camera enhancement apps on the market, it can be hard to determine which apps actually help you take better photos and video with your iPhone, instead of just covering up your stellar camerawork with effects.

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Here are five apps on the market that will make you abandon that rusty camera app that came pre-installed on your iPhone. Some apps in this list are perfect for the novice who just wants a bit more flexibility, while others were made for the professional photographer or videographer who just happens to have left the DSLR or HD video equipment at home.

With these apps, you'll have the ability to adjust exposure, increase camera stability and set self-timers. You'll capture , zoom while you shoot video and adjust shutter speed, helping you take better photos with every click.

Do you use other apps that help you snap better photos? Let us know in the comments.

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