Whether it’s for memory keeping or snapping a photo to go along with a blog, the iPhone has been my main camera. I haven’t used any of my other cameras in awhile. Not only is it convenient and practical, but there are also a lot of apps that allows both instant edits and sharing. The workflow that takes the moment to something share-able is a lot shorter.
Moment -> Photograph -> Download to PC -> Edit -> Upload to social media
Moment -> Photograph -> Edit -> Upload to social media
Though it only looks like one step shorter, the intervening time and the corresponding effort is a LOT shorter. And the reason a lot of my photos end up gathering virtual dust in our multiple hard drives is that I tend to forget about them because of the steps I need to take to make them share-able. Know what I mean?
The many photography apps available for iOS has changed all that. Now, it is so much faster to take fabulous photos and share them, not just via Instagram but through my blogs as well. The latest of these photo apps is A Beautiful Mess, the photo app from the blogging sisters of the popular website of the same name.
Preview what the app can do through this Pin:
The app costs $0.99 and three fonts for adding your own text, doodles, filters (that are not just like Instagram), borders, and phrases. In-app purchases are available to increase customization. So far, I’m still having a ton of fun with the default package. I do see myself getting an add-on each month just for more fun.
Apart from using the app to enhance photos I’d like to share, I’ve used it to keep my nephew entertained. He made these:
I picked the photos/background, he picked the doodles and the colors. He obviously liked the bike a lot, and he would say boat whenever he saw the anchor. I think he had fun.
Do you have a favorite photo app?