To take a good photo, you need several ingredients. The most important is a good photographer behind who follows the essential advice. Other keys are a good mobile that has a good camera and good lighting conditions.
If we put all this together we can surely make the most of our smartphone to take photos, but let us recommend one last element that can be of great help. Here we bring you the best professional photography apps for Android.
After taking the photo you can always retouch it from your Android, but thanks to these applications that we leave you will have at your disposal a full manual mode to adjust the ISO, exposure, time, balance and all the details you need in each scene.
Camera ZOOM FX Premium
A classic of photography on Android. Camera Zoom FX provides us multitude of settings for RAW images and that they come out perfect. We can select the focus distance, ISO, exposure, shutter speed, combine shooting modes, set actions for hardware buttons and add all kinds of effects.
We also have an endless list of options that range from making collages, creating custom folders or voice activation. Also in a fairly easy-to-follow design so even beginners will get the hang of it quickly.
Camera ZOOM FX Premium6.2.9
It’s one of the most expensive recommendations on the list, but its accuracy is worth it. Photopills is an application specialized in recommending us, indicating us and offering help so that we choose the perfect moment and position for the type of photo we want to take.
It will help regardless of our level as a photographer and a personal assistant to plan according to the position of the stars, according to the twilight and with a powerful calculator to create timelapses, long exposure or depth of field.
PV camera 5
Camera FV 5 is another one of those must-have apps for anyone who wants to have a full PRO mode. We have the typical DSLR display with exposure time, aperture, white balance and other meters. We can create timelapses, automatic programming and Long exposure photos of up to 30 seconds.
The application processes JPEG and RAW photos, has a manual focus mode, AF-L button and digital zoom by touch gesture. A safe option that usually updated periodically.
Camera FV-5Varies by device
HyperFocal and DOF Calculator
To know what depth of field suits us best and compare focal lengths, in Google Play there is a whole series of calculators that will help you to perform these calculations in a simple way.
A very complete photography application although with an older design. We have multiple fisheye and wide angle lenses, a GIF recorder with various filters, manual control for exposure, contrast and saturation or a virtual flash for selfies. If you want to play and create the classic images in the shape of a planet, with Cameringo + you will have it easy.
Cameringo + Filter Chamber2.8.20
HD Camera Pro
The design is not the strong point of HD Camera Pro either, but we have the options that we might need to take full photos on Android. Manual focus, auto, timer, continuous shooting, white adjustment, ISO and even QR code scanner. It also adds a silent shutter, to avoid making noise when we are photographing with the mobile.
HD Camera Pro – silent shutter2.3.1
In SnapCamera we have on the one hand the photography application and on the other a powerful editor. If we look at the first part we will find a interface clearly reminiscent of many DSLRs. With touch gestures we can zoom, focus or enter the settings. There we have the ones already mentioned in the rest of the applications: panoramic mode, timer, HDR, white balance, time lapse, ISO control …
Snap Camera HDRVaries by device
Chainfire is a very popular Android developer, mainly in the root community. But if you have a Canon camera surely you want to take a look at this application. Through WiFi or a USB cable we can control the camera remotely via mobile. Not only that, but it allows us to play with all the controls of the camera itself, from adjusting the ISO, focus, aperture or image and video quality.
Manual Camera: DSLR Camera HD Professional1.58
Footej Camera has a freemium model: in the free version we have the usual settings for focus, exposure, shutter speed or RAW format, as well as our own gallery and GIF animations. In the premium package of 1.99 euros onwards, we already have on interval, burst shooting mode, histogram and antibanding. Somewhat simple at the design level but will satisfy those looking for something simple.
To have a good application with professional mode we do not have to scratch our pockets. We finish our recommendation of camera applications for Android with Open Camera, an option open source, free and very complete. We have from the exposure settings and manual controls, timer, voice and remote control, zoom via gestures, deactivate the sound, light for selfies, HDR mode … and all in an application that claims to be the lightest and most updated.
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