A college administrator by profession, Mike Kennamer enjoys the opportunity to take photos and improve his skills by shooting events at work, church, and for friends. He enjoys landscape photography, portraiture and is starting to dabble in HDR. His current photography project involves learning to control flash manually. “My goal”, according to Kennamer, “is to be the best photographer I can be.”
Kennamer is also the President of Kennamer Media Group, Inc., a provider of traditional and online media, specializing in the healthcare industry. On CurrentPhotographer.com he writes about iPhone and iPad applications for photographers.
Be sure to check out all of Mike’s great articles below.
WordFoto allows you to take or select a photo, add one or more words, and it works its magic by combining the words and photos in an attractive format
Foap is a Swedish company that aims to be the world’s largest seller of smartphone photos.
With the Trover IOS app you may view the discoveries of others and post your own photos.
ArtinPhoto IOS app allows you to create a black and white sketch in a portion of your iPhone or iPad photo.
MagicHour IOS application for iPhone and iPad provides great effects and filters, including the ability to make your own and upload them to the Filter Market where others may download them for free.
VOT Free allows you do to audio reminders by pushing one button.
The Tamron IOS iPhone and iPad app provides information about Tamron lenses and lots of educational articles and videos.
InstaCollage Free IOS app gives you great frames, layouts, as well as effects and stickers to give you photos some life.
InstaCC IOS app provides opportunities for users to view their photos and the photos of their followers in calendar layout. In addition, users may participate in photo challenges and have their photos automatically hashtagged with challenge names.
Photo Mates IOS app allows you to merge the color from one photo with a shape from another.
CaptionCard IOS iPhone and iPad app allows you to add text to your images.
Smugmug’s Camera Awesome IOS app provides a full featured camera and editing application. Additional effects, including those by Kevin Kubota, may be purchased.
Color Instagram Text + allows you to share a typed message via Instagram and add a dash of pizazz.
VFX Studio IOS app allows you to add a number of fun effects to your photos.
Rawporter connects media outlets large and small with everyday people who are willing to capture video and photos for them.
HDR FX is a really cool iPhone and iPad app that lets you create some very attractive HDR-like effects.
Sylights is an iPhone and iPad app that makes creating and saving lighting diagrams.
PhotoToaster IOS app for iPhone and iPad is a full featured photo editor that provides a lot of great options to fuel your creativity.
Fast Camera iPhone app allows you to take up to 800 pictures a minute on your IOS device. You simply select within the app the photos you want to keep. It’s super easy to use and loads of fun.
Halftone iPhone and iPad app lets you create cartoon-like effects from your photos.
Photoforce iPhone and iPad application allows you to view your Facebook photo stream.
Viddy has been called the Instagram of video. This free iPhone and iPad app allows you to share 15 second video clips with your friends.
More than just a To Do list, Priority Matrix by Appfluence is a full-featured planning tool that I have found to be very useful. Rather than focusing solely on what you need to do, Priority Matrix lets you prioritize that which is most important.
Mediapad is a customizable and fully functional portfolio in which you display any combination of photos, videos, website, and audio files. This iPad app is fully customizable so that you can add your logo and information.
Voice recognition software is certainly nothing new. It has, however, been vastly improved over the years. One of the biggest names in voice recognition is Dragon Dictation by Nuance. Now that our iPhones will do so much, it was only a matter of time before Nuance came out with a voice recognition app. This free application does a nice job. It’s simple and effective. And it works!
The Snappr iPhone app provides several fisheye effects and allows export to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
The SignNow iPhone application allows you to sign documents on your iPhone using your finger. This free app is easy to use.
Photographers, especially those who shoot outdoors, need reliable weather information. The Weather Underground iPhone and iPad app, which is free from Weather Underground, is easy to navigate and provides a wealth of information.
Action Movie FX allows the iPhone or iPad user to make short video clips with Hollywood style effects.
Hipstamatic Disposable is a camera app that allows the user to ‘share’ a roll of film on Facebook. The app may also be used solo without Facebook .
The Photographer’s Rights iPhone and iPad app by Pietro Zuco provides the user with a wealth of information. The main menu includes links for Countries, Your Rights, Copyright, Privacy, Contracts, Questions, and Info.
The Flipboard iPhone and iPad app reveals a world of news, photos and more in a unique, customizable magazine format. Just flip through the pages to view the content you select.
PolyMagic is an iPhone and iPad app that allows the user to create and customize frames that are ideal for Instagram and other photo sharing social networking sites.
Bobblematic iPhone app is a quick and easy way to turn your photos into “bobbleheads”.
Orange County (CA) travel photographer Ralph Velasco has developed My Shot Lists for Travel for iPhone and iPad. This app guides the photographer to think about planning his shots so that he will get a well rounded set of images.
Osmo Leaker for iPhone is a free application that randomly applies light leak effects to photos from your camera or camera roll.
Fun Collages iPhone and iPad app allows the user to make fast and easy collages direct from the camera or camera roll.
The Linkedin iPhone app allows one to stay connected with former and current colleagues and clients.
The Gymbl is an iPhone 4 accessory that provides a desktop tripod, a gimbal head, and an adapter for a standard tripod.
Google Plus Photo Importer app allows iPhone users to upload their photos from Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, and/or Photobucket feeds to one of your Google+ albums.
MyMiniWallet iPhone app provides a secure way of storing gift cards, receipts, coupons, and membership cards.
Google Voice is a valuable tool for photographers, providing voice mail, voice mail transcription, and a myriad of other features.
Battery Doctor Pro helps to maximize battery life and health on your iPhone or iPad.
VelaClock Sun/Moon app from Vela Design Group allows you to view, in a variety of locations and times, phases of the moon and sunrise and sunset.
Pixlr-o-matic is an iPhone and iPad app that allows you to create exciting effects with your photos.
Postagram is an iPhone application that allows you to create a customized postcard on your phone and send it to a postal mail recipient. The app is easy to use and the cost to print and mail postcards is quite reasonable.
iPhone app shows the world that “I Was There” by imbedding a photo of you taking a photo into the photo.
Pic Collage is a simple, straightforward way of making photo collages on your iPhone or iPad.
FX Photostudio App is the new standard for image enhancement on your iPhone or iPad. Choose from 194 stackable filters to enhance your photos.
Labelbox is an iPhone application that allows you to apply a label to your photos…with pizazz!
Slow Shutter Cam is an iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad application that allows you to create motion blur effects.
Dermandar is an application that allows you to easily make up to a 360 degree panoramic photo with your iPhone.
Squaready iPhone app helps you to prep your photos for Instagram and other square format image sharing services.
Ghost Capture is an iPhone and iPad application that allows you to superimpose “ghost” images on your photos. This one is super easy to use and lots of fun.
Photo Mosaica allows you to make cool mosaics right on your iPhone or iPad.
ScratchCam for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad produces random vintage and grungy film effects to make your photos pop!
ColorScan for iPhone might just be the cheapest and easiest way to scan and match hexidecimal and RGB colors.
TtV Camera Basic for iPhone creates vintage effects and cool photos directly on your iPhone.
the Blurb app is another way to share your images via your mobile device. But there is a twist. Instead of sharing a single image as is the case with most apps, Blurb allows you to share up to 8 images in one Tweet, Facebook post, or email.
The Rotate and Crop iPhone application lets you rotate left, rotate right, flip horizontal, and flip vertical. Moving from left to right on the menu, you can crop, adjust brightness and saturation, save, and share to your other applications.
Camera Art FX Free is a unique iPhone application that allows you to have a lot of fun by applying the following effects as you take the photo: Pencil Sketch, Ink Sketch, Cartoon (my favorite), Poster, Vintage, Watercolor, Comic BW, and Comic Book. You simply select your effect and shoot either a still photo or a video.
Square is an affordable and easy way to accept all major types of credit cards.
Microsoft’s Photosynth is the easiest way to take panos–horizontal, vertical, or both–and it is available as a free iPhone app.
Trip It is an iPhone and web based application that lets you easily organize travel related information that is accessible from your iPhone or iPad. You may register for a free account at http://www.tripit.com.
Panorama Free by Free the Apps is an easy-to-use and cool panorama app.
Expensify is an iPhone app that helps you to keep up with your expenses and receipts. By linking the app to your credit card, it will import your expenses to Expensify and provide an electronic receipt that is easy to find. If you make purchases with cash, you can quickly and easily enter your receipts.
Tamron’s My Photo Exhibits is the coolest way to display your photos that I have seen. It’s part photo gallery and part social networking site.
100 Cameras in 1 provides one hundred awesome, stackable filters provided by Stuck in Customs.
8mm iPhone app provides some cool vintage video effects.
Instagram iPhone app is a photo taking, filtering, sharing, and social networking application that is as feature-packed as it is easy to use.
Though the Avignon iPhone app comes from an unlikely source, but provides some really cool Monet-like effects.
Video Zoom 2 provides a functional zoom for the iPhone video camera.
Retro Camera Plus is a free iPhone app that allows you to achieve very cool shots that mimic classic cameras including the Pinhole, Polaroid, and Brownie.
ID Release is an iPhone app that allows the photographer to obtain, store, and email a Getty Images-endorsed model release.
Splice iPhone app will let you use your photos and video clips to make cool videos with transitions, titles, and more!
Strobox iPhone app allows you to create and share photography lighting diagrams.
DOF Master is a depth of field calculator that when given the focal length, aperture, and distance to the subject, provides you with near limit, far limit, total DOF, and hyperfocal distance. It’s a great tool for photographers.
The Picture Caption iPhone app allows you to add text to any of the photos in your camera roll or by taking a photo within the app.
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Have you ever wished that you could print photos from your iPhone? Well…There’s an app for that… Postal Pix allows you to upload your photos for printing in just a few quick steps.
The Dropbox iPhone application allows you to save documents or photos on any of your devices for access on any of your other devices. It proves to be an excellent tool for the photographer on the move.
Camera+ is an extremely popular and feature-packed iPhone application.
VideoPix is a bargain at 99 cents, easy to use, and serves a useful purpose. Whether you grab a frame from a video or analyze your tennis backhand in slow motion, you will find that VideoPix is a useful tool. But don’t take my word for it. Check it out for yourself.
Your great photos plus Animoto’s transitions and royalty-free music equal awesome videos.
The Pocket Light Meter app for iPhone is an effective and handy spot meter
This app from Taggart Gorman provides easy access to every lens made by Nikon (or Canon). Check out specs, reviews, and even rent a lens with this easy to use app.
There is something cool about old photos. Even scuffed, streaked,faded with age, or with bleach spilled on them, they are just cool. That is the beauty of Pic Grunger. Available for the iPhone in the App Store.