Photos +

Photos + is a great app to store private photos. If you have friends / relatives who like to go through your phone and there are certain photos that you’d rather not have them seen, it is easier to avoid unnecessary drama by moving them to Photos + app.

I use this app to store the pictures of my loved ones (sort of like wallet photos). As I constantly clear the data on the phone and move all photos to my computer, I want to have few special photos always with me.

App is really easy to use. Once you set up unlock pattern, you select the photos from Camera Roll that you want to add to Photos + and you’re done.

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You can change your PIN any time and there are additional settings available.

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Photos+ is free to download from the App Store.

 

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“The rule of thirds” is one of the basic rules of composition. The main object of your photo shoot will look more interesting if it is not centered, but closer to one of the corners. iPhone camera has the built-in grid feature which will make your life easier. Prior to ios 7 you could turn on the grid right in the Camera app. Now in ios 7 the grid is hidden in the General Settings.

In Settings select Photos & Camera
In Settings select Photos & Camera

Slide the finger to turn the Grid on

Slide the finger to turn the Grid on
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Now you can see the grid lines when you take a photo!

If you want to learn more about ‘the rule of thirds’, visit iMore’s How to make your iPhone photography more striking with the “rule of thirds” or look at Business Insider’s Rule of Thirds and lots of other tips on how to make iPhone photography better.

Natella’s view: “The rule of thirds’ was very useful. I went out and tried to compose my pictures using the rule and was pleased with the result most of the times. But, as they say, rules are meant to be broken, and some objects looked better when centered like the big flowerpot in one of my pictures below. “

So. here are the pictures using and breaking ‘the rule of thirds’. All of them are black and white, because it suited my mood, but I will add more color photos later. All photos have been done in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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Hope you found the info useful and if you decide to try using this rule in your photos, I would love to see them.

 

Reflex app

Reflex is a photo editing app that allows you to apply different filters and frames to your photos. The app itself is free, however most of the filter and frame packages are not. Each package will cost you 0.99$ or you can but the 8 Value Packs with 77 effects for 4.99$. If you’re already bored with Instagram filters and want to try something new, you should give this one a try. Also, from time to time they have promos and you can get paid packages for free. For example, I got B&W and Film packagesphoto 2 7 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23.

Below are some screenshots and the images I’ve captured using filters and frames from Reflex.

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