my favorite photo apps // brooklyn family photographer

A couple weeks ago I started my newsletter which will be filled with information and inspiration for you my lovely clients! I'm working out the details but I think it would be helpful to have the same information that I'm sharing in the newsletter, here on my personal project blog. So here's what I talked about in the last newsletter - my favorite photo apps (at the moment, that is...). 

Most of us use smartphones these days for all or most of our casual photo taking. And I mean, who doesn't love Instagram? But don't forget about all the other fun photo apps out there! Here are my three favorite photo apps at the moment:


VSCO CAM This one is my go to photo app (and it's free to get!). I almost always use it for my in-phone edits. They have set filters based off the look of film that you can then go in and edit and customize from there. They are always adding new filters (film packs as they call it), that you can purchase later if you want more options. Just like with some films you can end up with odd color shifts, so be ready to do a little of your own tweaking and adjusting after you put the initial filter on. You can also make your own edits without starting with one of their filters. See how creative you can get!

Edited in my phone with the VSCO app.

Edited in my phone with the VSCO app.


RNI Films This one I just discovered, and I think I might really like it once I play around with it some more (and it's also free to get!). It's similar to the VSCO as it's focus is on film emulation, but RNI lists which film you are using to create your look. You have to purchase more film packs if you want more looks (I guess they have to pay the bills too!) which I think we all will once we see the options that they have!

Edited on my phone using the RNI Films app.

Edited on my phone using the RNI Films app.


Cross Process  This one I have had for a long long time and I think it's so fun because there's not much to it other than watching your photo "get developed" in front of your eyes. The bummer now is that it's $1.99 to get (I must have gotten it way back when they were just starting because I thought it was free). You can select a photo that you have already taken to get it cross processed, or you can take a photo directly in the app, and then watch the magic happen! 

Edited on my phone using the Cross Process app.

Edited on my phone using the Cross Process app.

So enjoy playing with your photos, and see what you can create!