Photography Apps That Will Make Your Life Easier

Team Custom SLR

Being a photographer isn’t an easy job. That’s why we’ve rounded up six photography apps that’ll make your life easier (we even found one that makes all that legal paperwork a breeze!).


Platform: iPhone, iPadAndroid, Windows 8

Price: $4.99

Are you an outdoor photographer looking to capture at Golden Hour? Then you know the challenges of getting the time of a shoot just right when the position of the sun changes depending on season and location. That’s where LightTrac comes in; it calculates the angle and elevation of both the sun and the moon at any place in the world for any day of the year, so you can plan photo shoots months in advance.

Camera +

Platform: iPhone, iPad

Price: $1.99 for iPhone, $4.99 for iPad

This award-winning photography app helps take your smartphone photos to the next level. It boasts features such as touch exposure and focus, a stabilizer, effects created by a professional photographer, and a huge breakthrough called “clarity” that lets you adjust your photos and add crispness to even the most dull shot.

Light Meter

Platform: iPhone, iPad

Price: $1.99

Forget dishing out hundreds of dollars on another professional illuminometer. With the Light Meter app, you can have a high-quality precision illuminometer right in your pocket. While it may not replace your professional device, it comes in handy in a pinch, or when you’re looking to travel with minimal gear.

Easy Release

Platform: iPhone, iPad and Android

Price: $9.99

This innovative app simplifies something that can be a headache for any photographer: model releases and property releases. Designed by photographers, this app comes with industry releases approved by companies such as Getty Images, and allows you to obtain all the data and signatures you need on your phone. It then emails a PDF and JPEG of the release to you.


Platform: iPhone, iPad and Android

Price: $0.99

This robust app offers lots of options to inspire your creativity. With a sleek design, 15 adjustment tools, 59 filters, 66 textures, and 128 frames, Afterlight is a photographer’s playground.

Portfolio for iPad

Platform: iPad

Price: $12.99

Be prepared for any client meeting with a professional portfolio right on your iPad. The Portfolio app supports images, videos and PDFs, plus it allows for full or partial library syncing, organized folders, customized branding, and Dropbox integration. It also lets you set a PIN so your information is secure.

Have a favorite app to add to the list? Tell us in the comments below.

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