Whether you are in the photography business, or just simply want a way to improve your iPhone pictures, I am here to share with you my top 5 iPhone apps that I personally use almost EVERYDAY as a photographer. My picks go from apps you can use to edit better iPhone pictures, create incredible Instagram stories, and even manage your photography business on the go. Let’s get started!
1. Lightroom Mobile
This one might be obvious to some, but you would be surprised at how many people still use VSCO to edit pictures on the go when they don’t have their laptop handy or might be out of town. If you are a photographer who uses Lightroom frequently you can sync you Lightroom account to your Lightroom Mobile app, and edit pictures just how you would on your laptop at home. Lightroom mobile offers almost all of the same features as your desktop Lightroom might, and best of all, IT’S FREE.
This last month I went to California, and I decided to leave my laptop at home. Of course while we were there we were shooting and taking a lot of pictures. As soon as we got home for the night, I used my cameras wifi capability to directly send images from the day to my iPhone, and from there I edited the pictures on my Lightroom Mobile app.
I get asked sometimes what apps I use for my Instagram Stories. Another wildly popular app that I absolutely love is Unfold. I like to use it when I want to post several images from a gallery to my Instagram story without over-posting. Some of the templates require a small purchase, but I love being able to compress my images into one single post!
Another thing I like to use unfold for is when I want to promote a specific service, or tell a story. Unfold has multiple fonts and a lot of different features to layer, collage, and make your story posts unique and eye-catching.
What if I told you I designed my business card, and had it printed and sent to my house all from my iPhone? Canva allowed me to do just that. I go to Canva for almost all of my design needs. Personally I have used it to create invitations, my wedding pricing guide, mood boards for styled shoots, and my business card. You can also use Canva to create logos, unique Instagram stories, flyers, posters, presentations, brochures, and resumes that stand out.
Canva is free to use and very simple if you are too afraid to dive into photoshop, or short on time.
People are more likely to follow an Instagram feed that is pleasing to the eye. UNUM is the app I use to plan my Instagram feed, and ultimately make Instagram an easier task on my to-do list. I have been using UNUM for my Instagram feed since I was in high school. I have always been OCD about the colors on my Instagram feed and how cohesive everything looks. UNUM makes it easy to move around images to find out which pattern best fits your desired aesthetic.
Not only does UNUM allow you to plan how your feed works, you can also caption photos, and schedule times to post. That way, when it is time to post you already have your post ready and all you need is one simple click. Another feature I love about UNUM is that they share analytics from your past 20 posts. UNUM lets you know your best hashtags used based on engagement, the best times to post, and your top posts based on engagement.
HoneyBook is a business management program that changed the game for my photography business. Everything from calendars, bookkeeping, contracts, invoices and email templates are all in one place. My favorite thing about Honeybook is their iPhone app. With their iPhone app I can easily send proposals, contracts, invoices and emails all from my phone. If you aren’t already using HoneyBook in your business, send me a quick email and I would love to give you more information on HoneyBook as a whole and the benefits of using it. HoneyBook is a monthly subscription, and worth the investment. If you are on the fence because of the investment, I would like to offer you 50% HoneyBook for entire year with my personal discount.
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