WHILE MOST OF THE APPS we’ve reviewed so far are aimed at (or at least suitable for) beginners and creative amateurs in photography, there are a few programs that are useful for more advanced snappers.
DSLR Camera Remote Professional
DSLR Camera Remote Professional comes with a hefty price tag (a Lite version is also available for $1.99), but is an absolute boon for photographers who want control over aspects of their picture taking remotely.
All you need is a computer and a wifi connection, and this app lets you adjust various settings like shutter control and image review – and you even get a live viewfinder preview on your iPhone screen. It’s great for very difficult angles, self-portraits and when you’d like to have both hands free. The downside is that it’s only compatible with certain Canon and Nikon models (see website for details).
Price: $19.99 | BUY
Also great is Photocalc, which does a range of technical calculations on your behalf – everything from estimating the correct settings for exposure, flash, aperture, shutter speeds and depth of field to accessing a location-based solar calculator for sunrise and sunset, which is handy for knowing when and where the good light is gonna be.
Serious pros may be intimate with these kinds of calculations, but this is good for those that aren’t. The app includes a handy glossary of technical terms.
Price: $2.99 | BUY
PhotoBuddy is, as the name suggests, a handy little assistant/friend to have on a shoot. It helps determine depth of field, helps set the white point for your photos (via a list of color temperatures), and calculates exposure settings while manipulating aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings.
You can also calculate Sunrise/Sunset (not quite as accurate as Photocalc) and there’s a Bulb Timer that lets you take long exposure shots.
Price: $1.99 | BUY
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Disclaimer – All apps above have been reviewed on the new iPhone 3GS. Please double-check compatibility of your phone if you have an older model.
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Paul Sullivan is a freelance writer, author, editor and photographer covering music, travel and culture. His writing and photography work has been published in The Guardian, Sunday Times Travel, National Geographic UK, Matador Network, Wax Poetics, XLR8R and more, and he has scribed/snapped several guidebooks for Time Out, HG2, Rough Guide, Cool Camping and others. He currently lives in Berlin, where he runs the sustainable travel portal Slow Travel Berlin. Check out his photography website, follow him on Twitter or join hisFacebook photography page.