The mobile apps for photographers listed here don’t actually allow you to take photos on your phone, they’re all to do with before, during, and after the picture taking process.
Whether you want to process your photos on a tablet, need a tool to control your DSLR, want to scout a good location for your photos, or you just want help focusing, these 10 apps (both Android and iPhone) will help you do just that.
The Photographer’s Ephemeris (TPE) helps you plan outdoor photography shoots. It’s a map-centric sun and moon calculator: see how the light will fall on the land, whether it’s day or night, for almost anywhere on earth.
Ideal for landscape, nature, travel and outdoor photographers, TPE’s map-based approach means you can search for any place name on the planet or position the map pin exactly where you want it.
As an avid landscape photographer, this is a must have for me. It’s not cheap, but worth it.
Time and direction of sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset
Phase of the moon and % illumination
Times of civil, nautical and astronomical twilight
Graphical display on a wide selection of map types
Movable map pins – drag and drop the pin exactly where you need it
Compass display built-in for scouting in the field (on compatible devices)
Shadow lengths displayed to scale on map
Save any location you want – no fixed lists
Key celestial events for the year, including moon phases, solstices, equinoxes
Does not require network connection for rise/set time, azimuths and sun/moon position
This app is amazing. We’re finally starting to see the sort of control I want from a smartphone with my camera, even if it is tethered. And only available on Android.
DSLR Controller is the first and only app that allows you to fully control your Canon EOS DSLR from your Android device with only a USB cable. No computer or laptop required, no root required, only a compatible mobile device, a compatible camera, and the right USB cable.
Features include but are not limited to:
– Live View
– Auto Focus (tap Live View)
– Manual focus adjustments (in AF mode)
– Zoom control
– Grid and aspect ratio overlay
– Bulb capture
– Continuous capture
– Image review (+ follow shot, gallery)
– Image filters (peaking, contrast, channel mask, grayscale, 4 modes/filter)
– Video recording
– HDR/Auto Exposure Bracketing
– Focus Bracketing (incl. HDR)
– Focus A-B
– Mirror Lockup support
– Timelapse (incl. HDR)
– Wi-Fi Passthrough
– Extensive modification of settings
— Shutter speed
— ExpComp and Bracket
— ISO speed
— Auto-Focus Mode
— Focus and Zoom area (tap-and-hold Live View)
— Picture Style
— Drive Mode
— White Balance
— Color Temperature
— Auto-Lighting Optimizer
— Metering Mode
— Image and video quality and format
Things are looking good.
NOTE: The product is not finished yet and there will still be issues.
DSLR Camera Remote Free is the next-generation remote release for your Canon or Nikon DSLR camera.
It’s similar to the app above, only it works over WiFi and not tethered. Depending on your circumstances, you may prefer one to the other.
Just connect your camera to a WiFi enabled computer and you can instantly fire the shutter and review images using your Apple iOS device.
DSLR Camera Remote is a must-have for remote shooting applications like high or low angles, self-portraits and studio photography. All you need is your Canon EOS or Nikon DSLR and a WiFi enabled computer to start shooting now.
You can remotely adjust camera settings like White Balance, Shutter Speed, etc. As well as intervalometer, LiveView, Video Recording, Burst Mode, Bracketing and more.
Remotely fire your DSLR Camera over any WiFi network
Remotely adjust your DSLR Camera settings like White Balance, Shutter Speed, Aperture and Exposure Compensation
Image Review lets you see the image you just photographed from your DSLR camera on your iOS device
LiveView mode lets you see through the camera’s viewfinder right on your device (requires a supported camera)
Start, monitor and stop video recording on supported cameras
Intervalometer lets you create a custom self-timer or take up to 999 shots from as little as 1 second apart to up to 1 day apart.
Auto Bracketing mode for expanded exposure brackets, perfect for HDR.
Burst Mode for continuous shooting.
Great for camera angles where it is difficult to see through the viewfinder
Use it for self-portraits, you can compose and review your shot without having to move to the camera
Use it for remote firing at weddings and sporting events.