Things We Love: The Adobe Lightroom App
Let me preface this post by saying that I in no way fancy myself a professional photographer. Of course like everyone, once our first kiddo was born we splurged and bought a fancy DSLR camera to capture every adorable moment. However as the years have gone on, there have been many occasions where dragging along my big camera just hasn't' been practical.
But like most people I always have my phone with me. The built in iPhone camera is ok but my pictures never seemed to turn out the way I wanted. I'm also a huge Photoshop junkie. So when I discovered the Adobe Lightroom App I knew I had to give it a try.
One of the primary reasons I like it is that it's not just an editing app. You can use it to take photos instead of using the standard iPhone app. It also allows you to use a grid overlay so that you can compose your images more ideally (check out this link if you're not familiar with the Rule of Thirds) and set your white balance.
I think my favourite feature of the app (beyond the fact that its FREE!!!) is it's built in filters that allow for minimal editing. I love a good black and white photo so I find myself using the 'High Contrast Black & White' filter the most. I have several photos up in my house that I've taken and I dare say most people would be hard pressed to determine which ones I took on my phone and which ones I took with my big camera.
Here's an unedited sample image I took using the app. Again, I'm not aiming for professional level pictures, I just want to capture great images of my family that I want to put up in our home.
Try it out and see what you think. There are a lot of great camera apps out there. Ifyou've tried one out thatyou love let us know. Were always on the hunt for new and cool apps to try!