Gone are the days when photography (or profession of a photojournalist) was fairly dependent upon luck and numerous complicated rules. Not anymore! Newer and more advanced technology and the use of numerous, in fact hundreds of camera apps have changed the basics of photography. Photojournalists are now able to share higher quality images with much less effort. Today, if you need to know the ideal setting or angle for you a click there is an app waiting for you. If outdoor photos shoot needs to be planned you can simply consult the weather app. Even if you realize later that the captured pictures are dull and hazy, again there is an app to improve it all. You name it and you have it all.
If you are a photojournalist and have an iPhone, ‘Rego’ is an application you should definitely install on your iOS devices, including iPad and iPhone. A photojournalist is usually on the move and this application helps in tracking exact locations. You can prepare a database in advance for the ideal shooting spots for the approaching day, so you don’t need to fight for that special space with your counterparts. It is also suitable for clicking good quality pictures. ‘Rego’ uses iPhone’s GPS app to track locations and guide you accordingly.
Although, modern day cameras take care of most exposure requirements, having a light meter in your pocket can always act as an added plus when clicking on the photographs in the most dullest surroundings. However, they don’t come cheap and you have to pocket out some bucks to own a one for yourself. If you are one of those who mostly use smartphones/iPhone for capturing images of events, pocket light meter can be of much use to you.
The job of a photojournalist is tough. They spend most of their time outdoors. By and large, it is challenging to shoot pictures in natural light. ‘The Photographer’s Ephemeris’ helps you visualize how light will impact picture quality during the day or night and hence, you can figure out certain adjustments at your work place. You don’t need to make wild guesses with it and capturing images becomes hassle free. You get fair idea about what angle you need to choose for shooting pictures.
‘Easy Release’ app is widely used by photojournalists throughout the world. The app lets you collect all the data and signatures which are needed on your iPhone and then helps in mailing a PDF and JPEG to yourself. You can either use a standard language with it or introduce one of your own.
Triggertrap is one of the most sought out photography applications that lets you easily trigger your DSLR from your iPhone. The application supports more than 300 camera models from brands such as Canon, Nikon, Sigma and others. It features one of the most advanced automation systems, you can conveniently use in the outdoors. For instance, you can use the Star Trials mode to set a series of exposures (with various time and distance setting). You don’t need to worry about the setting while you are capturing the pictures in a program, as it adjusts accordingly to the demand of the situation. What’s the best about this app is that you can set a series of seamless photos for a time lapse video and can easily click a photo feet or meters away in a movie vehicle.