Phone app helps non-photographers compose perfect shots

Phone app helps non-photographers compose perfect shots

Even the best photo apps in the world aren't going to help a non-photographer frame a shot of you when you're in a nice place and you hand them your phone to take a snap of a once-in-a-lifetime location or vacation spot. A Korean app called SOVS, however, will do exactly that. 

The iOS app – whose motto is “Don’t explain it, just show it!” – means that you can give your phone to your partner, friend or stranger in the street without worrying that they're going to crop out the top of the building you want in the background. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.