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Camera Awesome App Review

Mobile Monday is a weekly CanvasPop blog series featuring reviews on some of the coolest mobile photography apps available. Check back on Mondays for a new review!

Camera Awesome is an iOS app brought to you by SmugMug, that definitely lives up to it’s name! The apps main goal is “to trick your friends into thinking you’re a famous photographer“. It allows you to shoot faster, take sharper, better-exposed photos, and add some professional effects to your images.

The app features more advanced shooting modes than your iPhone or iPad’s native camera app has to offer. At the very least, we recommend considering this app as a replacement when shooting with your mobile devise. Snap photos with the horizon level on or off, set your exposure and focus, or choose your preferred composition — including rule of thirds, the golden ratio, or trisec. The camera also has some different shooting modes to choose from like single-shot, slow or fast burst, interval shooting, and a self-timer option. If you ever want to look back at the stats on any previous photo you’ve taken with the app, simply select the info button in the top right corner for all of it’s technical information.

Skip over to the editing phase once you have your shot, to see what else the app has to offer to make your photo just right. If you’re looking for an easy photo fix try the “Awesomize” option, which auto-adjusts things like contrast, lighting, and color vibrance with the swipe of your finger. Here you can also crop your image, and add some cool filters, textures, or frames to make it your own. We really love that you can preview your actual image with any filter, before committing to it . A feature that not many photography apps include.

Once your photo is sufficiently “awesomized“, share it with your friends via Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, or Instagram with just one tap. Get Camera Awesome for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. The app itself is free to download, and you can also purchase in app features that range from $0.99 to $9.99.

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Photo credit: Apartment Therapy

Video credit: Camera Awesome