iPad Mania

Roger and I have both fallen victim to the addiction sweeping the nation and now have iPads. They really are great tools and the display can really show off your portfolio.  It can also induce mind-numbing brain death if you have every photo you ever took and insist on showing them.  As a photographer, it is very important to self-edit.  With the ease of use in most cameras and the instant availability of the cameras in phones and in the iPad itself, there is the temptation to share way too much. There are an increasing number of really useful apps available to work with the pictures.  It is important to remember that the iPad is not nearly powerful enough to do serious photo editing, but Photoshop Express will let you perform basic adjustments and has some special effects features.http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adobe-photoshop-express/id331975235?mt=8 

Looking at other photographers’ work can help improve your own skills.  Both Flickr and 500Px have apps which let you browse and even upload.  For those not familiar with 500px, it is a site by photographers for photographers.  You can get it from the iTunes store here. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/500px/id471965292?mt=8

Flickr is more “Hey I got a camera for Xmas too”, even if there is a lot of really good stuff there.  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flickr/id328407587?mt=8

There are lots more apps out there and we would love to hear what you are using.