6 popular photography apps for iPad, iPod Touch tested and rated

6 popular photography apps for iPad, iPod Touch tested and rated

With more and more photographers using tablets and smartphones to pursue their hobby, even the most ardent purists are learning the word ‘apps’. We took six of the most popular photography apps for iPad and iPod Touch and put them to the test to see how well they really help photographers.

6 popular photography apps for iPad, iPod Touch tested and rated

LongTime Exposure Calculator

Price: Free
Available for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
This app takes the pain out of recalculating the exposure value when using ND filters. A two-
column display allows exposure (30-1/8000 sec) and filter (from 1 to 20 stops) values to be dialled-in for a recalculated exposure time.

DOFMaster

Price: £1.49
Available for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
High-end users looking to calculate depth of field and hyperfocal distance will like this app. Easy-to-use columns span focal length from 3 to 1,200mm, aperture from f/1 to f/64 and focus distance. Cameras are listed by brand and sensor size, so it’s easy to match up to your kit.

Geotag Photos Pro

Price: £2.49
Available for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Geotag Photos Pro uses your iPhone’s GPS to track your location, and images from an external camera – not the iPhone’s own images – can then be synched with the location data by correlating date and time information (although this part does require a computer).

Teach Yourself Photoshop

Price: £11.99
Available for: iPad
From the makers of Digital Camera, this app takes you from the basics of Photoshop Elements to advanced editing in CS5. Divided into ten sections, each category contains six video lessons. Run the app on an iPad alongside your computer for instant expert tuition.

The Photographer’s Ephemeris

Price: £5.99
Available for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, desktop (Mac, PC, Linux)
Projects sun and moon rise and set paths for any date/time. Offset your location against the terrain to assess whether light paths will be blocked or cast shadows. Perfect for landscape shooters.

RoadTour OutDoors GB with National Parks OS Maps

Price: £4.99
Available for: iPhone, iPad
This app makes it possible to carry a 1:50,000- scale map of the UK on your iPhone. But without specific photographic spots – unless you record your own GPS routes – this is more for off-road walkers than serious landscape photographers.

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