For decades now, cameras have been a sure bet item on any traveler’s checklist. Within recent years, smartphones and tablets have been added to that list. Because of this, we have seen the emergence of photography apps that have quickly bridged the gap between traditional photography and photography on-the-go. Here we’ve rounded up 5 photography apps that we think any traveler should pack their smartphone with before heading out on their next adventure.
Instagram (free): no photography app list would be complete without Instagram. One of the first photo apps and surely one of the most popular, it’s most people’s go-to app. With many filters and the tilt-shift blur effect, a little flare can be added to any or all photos. It’s perfect for uploading quickly and across numerous platforms all at once.
AutoStitch Panorama (1,79€): For those feeling a little daring with their smartphone camera, give this app a whirl. Take a bunch of photos across any horizon and up to the sky, and stitch them all together to create one big panoramic view. You’ll be creating breathtaking panoramic shots in no time.
Dynamic Light (0,89€): If you want to give your photos an extra kick and really pump up the wow factor, than check out this app. Take any previously shot photo, run it through Dynamic Light and you’ll be showcasing slick HDRs like a pro. Single exposure shots never looked so yesterday.
Viddy (free): If you want to share more than just photos of your travels and adventures, Viddy is a great fix for that. Viddy allows users to create and share short videos. With a range of filters, 4 different frame rate adjustments and even music tracks to add to your videos, you’re bound to have some fun recording your travels.
Postagram (free): Finally, take all your awesome new photos and put them to good use. Instead of finding another generic postcard and spending precious time looking for the nearest post office, customize your own personal postcards using any of your photos and send them to your loved ones. Simply provide a photo, the address of your recipient, an optional 180-character message, pay the postage fee and your personalized postcard is on its way!
Have fun photographing your adventures!