I can’t remember which of the blogs that I follow put me onto the VSCO Cam iPhone app, but I’m hooked. I like that it lets you do just enough with exposure, white balance, contrast, cropping etc to not have to bother with Photoshop. The filters are also lovely – I’d say they’re more subtle and film-like than Instagram, which can be a bit heavy handed. And it’s nice to have full resolution, non-square photos at the end of it! It’s perhaps not as powerful as other camera apps, but simplicity is more the point here.
I’d been thinking of buying a compact digital camera to take around with me when I can’t be bothered carrying around my DSLR, but seeing the lovely photos some people take with their phones I think I’m going to just try a little harder with phone photography instead. Not having to edit in Photoshop is definitely going to be a bonus!
This is an unsolicited review; I paid for this app and just happened to enjoy it enough to want to share! The various photos in this post were all taken by me.