How to take DSLR Quality Images on Your iPhone


1. Snapseed


This app allows you to fine tune the basic essentials including contrast, ambiance, highlights/shadows, brightness and saturation. One of the best feature of this app is that the selective adjust is super helpful for focusing on specific color/highlights of the images that you want to either stray attention from or to put more emphasis on.
Boosting up the detail in sharpness and structure (very lightly!) can help bring out the best in your photo and achieve a DSLR look as well.

Download Snapseed 

2. VSCO Cam


This app is for editing your photos. It is use primarily for tones. ou can implement so many different tonal ranges into your images but it’s also easy to overdo it with this app. You can create a harsh overtone with super faded shadows and really low highlights that can do the opposite of achieving a DSLR look on your images.
Playing around with the level of applied preset is good to balance out the tones and ensure that it’s not overdone.

Download VSCO Cam

3. Image Blender


You can use this app for various reasons but mainly its to create juxtaposed images where you can place an image of a person on top of an image of a landscape. For example, and use the masking mode to cut the person out and place them into a new environment.
It’s basically Photoshop in your pocket (with a lot more work and patience required).

Download Image Blender

4. Big Lens
Big Lens LadyThis is probably the best app for achieving a DSLR look in regards to bokeh. You can apply subtle and heavy bokeh looks to any images to create a depth of field that is usually only achieved with an actual DSLR or film camera. It’s amazing what you can achieve with this app.

Download Big Lens

5. Slowshutter 
Slowshutter-864x576One of the more popular features on a DSLR is long-exposure nighttime shots that create a dreamy light trail. It’s also good in low-light situations but for both occasions, you have to have a tripod adapter for your phone.
Take your final photo into Snapseed and tune the image to get a high quality DSLR look.

Download Slowshutter

6. AvgCamPro


The Avg CamPro is t he app for low light situations and night time photography.  You choose the number of photos you want the camera to take, and then the app will overlay all the photos and compress them into a single image, resulting in more detail and light that the native camera on the iPhone would not be able to achieve. It’s like setting your DSLR lens to 1.4 for low-light situations. But you also need a tripod and no shaking!

Download AvgCamPro

Images taken from Yopoosh, one of the most impressive iPhone photographers on Instagram.
Article first appeared on Highsnobiety

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