9 Photo Apps to Make You the Ultimate Photographer

Many of us don’t carry around the big bulky DSLRs on our camping trips, which is why it’s important to make the most out of the camera you likely will have on you most of the time, the one built into your phone! In recent years, the iPhone’s camera capabilities have grown to become remarkable, especially when you compare it to the early versions of cell phone cameras. And with the help of some awesome photo apps you’ll be sharing photos of professional quality in no time.

We’ve selected some of the finest photo apps for iPhones to help you improve your outdoor photo taking abilities while on those upcoming summer camping trips. Trust us, you’ll notice a big difference in the quality of your photos. Whether you’re looking for a convenient way to shoot, edit, or organize your photos, we’ve got you covered with this list of awesome photo apps.

Click the photos below to see enlarged view of these fun photo apps!

Photo Apps:


This is a powerful camera app that features full control over your images. You can take control, quickly and simply adjusting all parameters of your images. You’ll no longer be fiddling around hoping automatic settings can understand what you want for your photos. You’ll have full, independent control of: shutter, ISO, white balance, focus, and exposure compensation.

Buy in iTunes store: $1.99



This app is great for everyone from a seasoned photographer to someone who’s barely ever touched a camera. You’ll be shooting like a pro in no time thanks to adjustable touch exposure and focus, shooting modes, digital zoom, front flash, horizon level, clarity, scene modes, effects, Lightbox, and more.

Buy in iTunes store: $2.99



Capture special moments the right way with this all-in-one app that features photo, video, and editing capabilities. It takes mobile photography to the next level by helping you shoot stunning HDR photos. This app can be considered a great “all in one” app and was even chosen as 1 of 8 “must-have travel apps” by National Geographic.

Buy in iTunes store: $4.99



Having to choose between all the filters and effects within this app will be your only struggle. No matter what your skill level is, you can easily enjoy Faded’s many film-inspired looks and the editing tools it provides. Our favorite part is that you can even apply your custom actions to multiple photos all at once and do a “batch” export.

Buy in iTunes store: $0.99




Creating stunning full-resolution HDR images has never been so easy. This app brings automatic high dynamic range photography to your iPhone for the first time. Plus, Pro HDR is the first HDR app in the world with an automatic mode. You’ll now have a wider range of control over exposure adjustments and tone-mapping settings.

Buy in iTunes store: $1.99


Just for the record, we like you just the way you are! But we all occasionally end up with photos that leave us needing a little touch up after the fact. Maybe your eyes turned out red or the sun was just hitting you funny. This app allows you to perform specific touch-ups like teeth whitening, blemish removal, and color correction to make you dazzle even more than usual.

Buy in iTunes store: $3.99

Free Photo Apps:


With only the tap of a finger you can retouch, adjust perspective, re-edit, and more. Featured tools included in the app are: tune image, details, crop, rotate, transform, brush, selective adjust, healing, and vignette. There are also a variety of filters to add style to all of your photos.

Download it here.


Adobe Photoshop Express

Adobe makes photo editing fun and easy. You can easily touch your way to better-looking iPhone pictures using the app’s slide bar adjustments, or even let automatic one-touch fixes do it for you. However, many features are locked behind in-app purchases, so be ready to drop a few bucks if you’re serious about your photos.

Download it here.



You can really unlock some creativity with this app, and for free! Capture any moment and make it beautiful with more than 2 million combinations of free effects, overlays, and filters. This app features everything from touch up and photo collage tools to overlays, border packs, and unique effects.

Download it here.