10 Great Travel Photography Apps

10 Great Travel Photography Apps
While travelers still bring cameras along on their trips, cell phones have become a popular choice for taking pictures on vacation. Today's mobile phones often have superb cameras and they're small enough to fit in a pocket for easy access.

Vacationers generally pack a camera or two, but often find themselves defaulting to their trusty cell phone for taking many of their travel photos. While the outstanding in-phone cameras and ease of access are two key reasons, the great photography apps available for IOS and Android cell phones today are another prime justification. These terrific cell phone photo apps can help to create beautiful high-resolution images and wonderful content to share with friends and on social media. Some mobile phone photography apps help travelers precisely locate their destination's most spectacular locations and the best conditions for brilliant shots as well. Download the apps you like and play around with them before your trip for the best photography results.

Here are ten top photography apps to help you get the best travel pictures on your next vacation.

Snapseed. Snapseed provides an excellent photo editing tool for photographers seeking to improve their pictures. Using Snapseed, travelers can enhance their images through cropping, highlighting, straightening, and improving their photo's contrast, coloring and sharpness. White balance and a number of pre-set filters are available as well. Learning to navigate the app can take a little while, but images are easy to edit after you understand how to use the tool and its many features. Once photographers are pleased with their image, they can send it to others via email or export it to a variety of social media platforms. The app is available for both iOS and Android.

VSCO. This image editing and photo sharing app allows travel photographers to improve their final picture through the use of a wide variety of preset filters, photo editing tools and even its own camera. The VSCO app has similarities to the filters and photo sharing options available on Instagram, but some mobile phone photographers prefer the wider range of choices available on VSCO. Some of the filters and pre-sets are free to use, while other pre-sets and advanced photo editing tools are available at an additional charge. For those willing to spend the time working in today's modern darkroom, VSCO can be used together with Snapseed to develop the perfect image. This app is available for both iOS and Android.

Lightroom Mobile. Avid photographers familiar with Adobe's Lightroom software will want to download this app, available on both iOS and Android. Lightroom Mobile is a powerful photo editing app with a wide variety of features that are perfect for travel photography. The free version of the app has a number of features to adjust such levels of exposure, sharpness, light, color and white balance. Photo filters are available, too. In addition, you can also pay to purchase special Lightroom pre-set and bundle packages as well as additional add-ons.

Canva. Canva is a great photo editing app that excels as a graphic design tool as well. Available for both iOS and Android, Canva allows photographers to create beautiful visual images of their travels and share them using thousands of templates. The app and its filters can be used to modify each photo's color saturation, contrast, brightness, and more. In addition to improving photos, Canva is great for creating image-based designs and content to share on social media platforms.

Afterlight. This is a popular app for travelers posting lots of pictures and stories on Instagram. Afterlight offers a number of easy editing tools, filters and even frames to use around your images. The texture features and artwork tab are excellent as well. Once you're finished, photos can be easily uploaded to Instagram and Twitter. The Afterlight app is available on for both iOS and Android.

TouchRetouch. Most photographers have taken pictures that, upon review, have something in it that they'd love to remove. It might be a group of people, a telephone pole, wires, or something else that takes away from the picture. The TouchRetouch app provides an easy way to fix photos by removing objects that detract from the overall image. Available for both iOS and Android, TouchRetouch is a convenient way to edit and improve your travel shots.

Explorest. Looking for the best places to take amazing photos when you travel? The Explorest app can help. Explorest helps travelers discover the world's most spectacular places, shared by more than 100 renowned photographers and leading travel influencers - many of whom are well-known on Instagram. From city rooftops to remote mountain vistas and extraordinary places in between, Explorest details the most beautiful spots to take pictures and offers all the information needed to get the perfect shot. Explorest's Location Insights provides the exact GPS coordinates where the photographer stood, precise directions on how to get there and best times to go, weather forecasts, magic light hours, insider photography tips and more. The app is available for both iOS and Android.

InShot Video Editor & Video Maker. This app will help travel photographers develop great videos of their trip. The app has a number of outstanding features including the ability to add text, music, special effects and more. It is available for both iOS and Android.

Foodie. If you love taking great food photos, the Foodie app is for you. Foodie is designed specifically for taking and editing pictures of food and sending out the best shots on social media. The Foodie app offers a wide variety of filters and the tools that help producing exceptional Insta-worthy food shots, even in low lighting conditions. The filters are easy to match to your meal, with names like Picnic, BBQ, Romantic, Crispy, Chewy, Tropical and more. The Foodie app is available for both iOS and Android.

Aurora Borealis Forecast & Alerts. Travel photographers often dream of taking perfect shots of the Northern Lights. This app delivers all the needed information, letting aurora trackers know the probability of viewing the Northern Lights in their location at different times as well as cloud coverage and solar wind information. Armed with this detailed rating information, photographers can determine the best time to be outside with their tripod and camera ready to capture the aurora's colorful shimmering waves. The app is available for both iOS and Android.

Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map

Content copyright © 2022 by Nancy Schretter. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Nancy Schretter. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Nancy Schretter for details.