What apps do you use to take photo’s on your phone?

I just got a new phone with 64gb hard drive, so that means I am ok to take millions of photos, isn’t it?  My old phone only had 16gb of space and quickly filled up.  Not to mention the fact that my old iPhone 5 had dust under the lenses and couldn’t take a photo that wasn’t blurry.  One of the most useful tools a youth pastor can use is his phone.  It allows you to create a story that you can share on your social networks.  It can be a still image with scripture, an image from the youth ministry night, or anything that you come up with.  An image is a powerful thing.

I am always looking for new apps to help me do ministry better.  Lately, I was looking for apps that could help me use the full potential of my new phone.  Here are the top 3 apps that I found.  This is by no means the complete list.  If you have any other suggestions, please leave a comment below.

Here are the top 3 Camera apps.

Camera + ($2.99)

This is one amazing app, and it’s worth every cent.  Here is what it can do.  Seriously, you will take some amazing photos with this app.  Buy this app and become a iPhone photography genius.

Here are some of the features:

Touch Exposure & Focus. Set exposure separately from focus. You can now easily control how light or dark your shots come out.

Shooting Modes. Use the Stabilizer to steady your iPhone and get the sharpest photos you can. There are countless uses for the Timer including taking the highest-quailty self-portraits. Capture all the action by using Burst to take rapid streams of shots.
Clarity is one of the biggest breakthroughs to happen to image processing in a long time. Clarity analyzes your photos and makes several intelligent adjustments that magically bring out details and breathe life into dull photos. With Clarity, you’ll stop throwing out bad photos… you’ll be amazed to see what it can do to photos that you’d typically consider unusable, like shots that came out too dark.


VSCO (Free)

This is my usual go to app for photos.  The way you can edit every photo is simply amazing.  It has tons of different filters and other ways to edit each photo you take.

Here are the features: 

Streamline your workflow by selecting photos to sync and edit across devices. VSCO Tools allow for fine tuning, with the goal to complement, not define, your photographs. Exposure, Temperature, Contrast, Crop, Straighten, Fade, Vignette, and more allow you to define your look. Simplify your editing process with Copy + Paste and Single Step Undo.

Increased control
Separate Focus and Exposure Rings, plus White Balance Lock increase creative control.
Advanced camera controls include Manual Focus, Shutter Speed, Exposure Compensation, and ISO.

The problem with VSCO is that it’s a little tricky to first use.  Once you get the hang of it, it’s simple.  It might take a hour or so to play around with.  It’s definitely worth your time to get this app and try it out.

Adobe Photoshop Express (Free)

I remember when this app first came out.  I was super excited to download it because it was an adobe product…and it’s free.  I used it quite a bit, but after awhile ditched it for the apps above.  Some people swear by this app, use it and love it.

Here are some of the features: 

Photo editing made fun, fast and easy. Touch your way to better-looking iPhone pictures using slide bar adjustments, or let automatic one-touch fixes do it for you. Share with friends and family via Facebook, Instagram or text/email.

Want to do more with your photos? Try the entire family of Photoshop mobile apps.

Photoshop Mix lets you combine multiple photos into a single image, reduce camera blur and apply Content-Aware Fill. Photoshop Fix is an amazing photo retouching app that lets you fix a wide variety of imperfections in your photos.


Those are our 3 top recommendations for the best camera apps.  What else would you add to the list? 

Subscribe For Extra Special Content

Join our mailing list to receive the extra special content.  This isn't any lame old email list, it's full of fun and useful content.  

You have Successfully Subscribed!