It’s all about aesthetic, the perfect photo.
Christmas season has begun here in the Philippines and you know what that means? Photo shoots beside fairy lights, Christmas lights, and all those other lights for that serene or dramatic effect. But you don’t need a DSLR to have the perfect photo. You can use your phone coupled with the right apps.
Let me give you five photo applications to up your #selfie game.
Gudak Application (available for IOS, 50.00PHP)
If you love vintage-y old pictures, then this app is right for you. An analog camera app developed by startup company Screw Bar. From the term “Gudakdali” means outdated. Gudak is modeled after a disposable Kodak camera. It offers you a roll of 24 photos through a tiny viewfinder. After you finish your roll, it takes another 12 hours to reload and 3 days to develop the photos you have taken. It might take a lot of time to process, but trust me, it’ll be worth it!
SNOW – Selfie, Motion sticker, Fun camera (available for both IOS and Android, FREE)
Another Korean developed camera application by Naver. Snow is like a an upgraded Snapchat, in my opinion. With tons of cute and wacky filters, it focuses on selfies more. Other features includes: GIF maker, 72 hours stories and saves messages up to 24 hours. If you want a break from those dog filters, try this one out!
VSCO Cam (for IOS and Android users, spend some $$ for the other filters)
A great avenue for photography enthusiasts, VSCO or Visual Supply Co is an Oakland-based app that built filters and presets for Adobe Lightroom. If you happen to see #Vscocam on a few IG posts then you probably know about VSCO. “The gold standard of film emulation,” according to the company. If you are artistic at heart, then this is the right application for you. It could turn your usual boring photos into a masterpiece!
Google Snapseed (for IOS and Android users)
Developed by Google,this app is great for selfies and portrait photos. Snapseed is a handy tool in recognizing faces and brighten them automatically. It has nine editing tools for tweaking your photos and a set of cool filters to choose from for the perfect photo finish.
Photo Editor by Aviary (for IOS and Android users)
This photo application has everything you ever hoped for in an editing app. From advanced tweaking capabilities, set of cool filters to effects and overlays. Photo Editor is here for you. Users can also crop, rotate photos and add text to your pictures for your coveted #feedgoals!
So, what are you still waiting for? Download these apps photoshoot away!