There is a lot buzz over the social network Instagram and rightly so. Instagram is one of the fastest growing social networks and it can provide a lot interesting ways to get your church’s content to your audience. I’ve written before on how to use Instagram and shown examples of church’s doing it well.
However if you are like me, your are not a professional photographer and you need all the help you can get. Today, I am going to take a moment to highlight eight iPhone apps that will help you create better Instagram content for your church. This isn’t a random list of apps that I googled, these are the apps that are on my iPhone right now and are used on a daily basis.
Over is my personal favorite. With Over you can add text to any photo. One reason why I love this app is the large selection of high quality fonts that you can choose from. They also have some predesigned artwork that you can use as well. Unlike other iPhone apps that allow you to add text, Over has a polished feel to it.
Diptic let’s you create photo collages of your pics. It’s a great way to get multiple shots in one Instagram post so you don’t have to post multiple times.
Camera+ is my go to picture taking app on the iPhone, in fact I hardly use the stock camera app since this one is so great. With Camera+ you can control exposure, shutter speed and zoom.
If you use hashtags with your Instagram photos (and you should), TagsForLikes is great for generating hashtags based on the subject you select. You can also see what hashtags are popular and trending as well.
Do you find yourself taking action shots, but constantly getting blurry results? With Fast Camera, you can eliminate that problem. When you launch Fast Camera, it immediately starts taking pictures in a rapid fire motion, making sure that you at least get one great photo.
Think of Mextures like Photoshop for the iPhone. With Mextures you can add layers of lighting, textures and use predesigned templates created by professionals.
VSCO Cam has become the hot camera app lately for its’ minimalist interface and controls. I love this app because of its’ filters and the level of control you are given when editing your photos.
Okay, technically Phoster won’t help with you Instagram since it renders your photos in portrait format. However, it does have really well pre-designed art that you can apply to your photos to make them like look mini-posters.
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