Truly, the camera system built into the iPhone 12 is one of the most impressive ever put into a smartphone.
Not only can it shoot full 4K video at 24, 30, or 60 frames per second, but it also has a wider dynamic range thanks to Dolby Vision HDR. The primary and ultra-wide cameras offer a 12-megapixel sensor, and it carries over popular features from recent years like the simulated portrait mode.
All of this is to say that your iPhone’s camera is incredibly powerful. However, if you’re still only using the built-in apps to shoot and edit, you’re really only tapping into a fraction of its full potential.
Here are all of the best photo apps you need to start using in 2021 to get the most out of your device.
Like a lot of the apps on this list, Halide is great because it brings with it a lot of the advanced controls that you would commonly only find on a professional camera.
This means that you can adjust things like shutter speed, ISO, and even white balance, all on the fly. Halide is also known for using artificial intelligence to enhance photos after you take them, too!
Learn more about Halide HERE!
If you’re the type of person who loves that “blurry background” effect that comes with portrait mode on your iPhone, Focos is the app to help you take things to the next level.
It automatically generates a wide arrange of different portrait mode options, all so that you can always get that look and feel that you’re going for. There are also features that allow you to add 3D lighting and other enhancements to really simulate what you’d previously only been able to do with a professional-level camera.
Check out the Focos website.
To be fair, the built-in Apple Photos app does have a lot of advanced editing features that can help you adjust your photos exactly the way you’d like them… but the learning curve can be a bit steep, especially for people who are new to the world of mobile photography.
Enter: Adobe Lightroom, the app that makes it incredibly easy to edit your photos thanks to simple editing tools and easy presets that you can choose from depending on what you’re going for.
You can apply lens corrections, color enhancements, and more in a matter of seconds – all so that you can create the type of pictures that truly stun those who see them.
Learn more about Adobe Lightroom.
Finally, we mentioned how the iPhone’s video recording capabilities are also incredibly powerful – and DoubleTake is the app to help you take full advantage of it.
DoubleTake lets you record videos from different angles in order to create more professional-looking videos. You can record from any lens on the iPhone at the same time and you can even switch between frame rates.
All you need to do is open the app, select your desired cameras, and start recording – it really is that simple!
For more details on DoubleTake, check out their website HERE!