Top 5 iPhone Photography Apps – Andrew Proudlove

Welcome to our new Photo App Lounge section of This is a very small area on our site where we ask highly accomplished iPhone photographers what their top five photo apps are and why.

Kicking us off today is Andrew Proudlove, we previously interviewed Andrew in our Day In The Life and Extension Of The I Series. If you missed those, just click on the links to read. Andrew Proudlove is an enthusiastic and very talented mobile photographer based in beautiful Prague, in the Czech Republic. Andrew has had work featured n Pixels, as part of the Mobile Photography Awards weekly review and on other websites and has been voted Artist of the day at

We caught up with Andrew in between shoots and asked him what his top five photo apps are, this is what he said…



Copyright Image – Andrew Proudlove – ‘The Galleria’ – Apps used – iPhone default camera, Rays, Noir

Number 1 – ProCamera



‘This is a relatively recent discovery for me, even though Ive been aware of it for a while. I switched over to this from Camera+ mainly because of the speed of the camera, which is especially useful during macro shots. So I tend to use this or Bracket Mode for capture just lately’.


Number 2 – Snapseed



‘As a lot of other people have said, I couldn’t live without this app. In the beginning I actually didn’t like it and thought it was too basic but then I started to play with it and use it more and discovered it’s potential. It would be nice if you could create masks/selections for selective adjusts though and also if you could save images while trying out effects without having to first commit the effect. Otherwise though it’s a brilliant app’.


Number 3 – Image Blender



‘This is my go to blending app and I use it pretty much daily, I just love the interface and how it gets out of your way and for me, I think it does the best blends. I use Juxtaposer and Superimpose too but mainly for the unique features they each offer but otherwise I do all my blending in Image Blender’.


Number 4 – Pixlr-o-matic



‘I have had brief affairs with many other apps but for quickly applying a colour filter to an image I often come back to Pixlromatic, it’s fast and does a good job’.

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Number 5 – Noir Photo



‘Of all of the various black and white apps out there, I like Noir the most for the tone that it adds to images, I think that it creates more drama than some of the other apps. I often combine images from Noir with images from Dramatic Black and White though, as I use DBW to pull detail out and then add the more dramatic shifts from light to dark with Noir and then blend the two together’.



About Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter is the Founder and Editorial Director of A Professional Photographer and Associate of the British Industry of Professional Photographers, BIPP, as well as a Professional Journalist, specializing in Photography. Joanne is also a Columnist for Vogue Magazine and is Contributing Editor to LensCulture.