Top 5 Apps For iPhone Photography – Photo App Lounge – With Lisa Waddell


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.

We previously asked Dixon Hamby for his top 5 apps, if you missed that you can read it here. Kicking us off today is Lisa Waddell from Houston, Texas. Lisa’s work is extraordinary, botanical in a sense and also so mysterious and creative in other ways too. And, it’s not just the way she creates the image, it’s in the titles too. Each title has been so carefully chosen to match the image. When you read the title you learn a little more about the image.

We caught up with Lisa in between shoots and asked her what her top five photo apps are, this is what she said:



Copyright Image – Lisa Waddell – ‘Helter Skelter’ – Apps Used – Hipstamatic (Float/Adler9009), Iris Photo Suite (Craquelure filter), Moku Hanga

Number 1 – 645 PRO


My camera app of choice is 645 Pro. There are so many features to like about this camera; not the least of which is the owner’s manual located on the camera itself! (Because I did not transition from traditional photography to mobile photography I was a bit intimidated at first. The manual helps…lots!)


Number 2 – Iris Photo Suite



For an overall photo editor I rely on Iris Photo Suite. I’m sold on the cropping and re-sizing tools; the masking and layering tools are easy to use with good effect; and it has a nice, albeit, basic set of effects.


Number 3 – FX Photo Studio



When I’m looking for a variety of effects I look to FX Photo Studio. I appreciate the fact that it is well organized; has almost 190 effects from which to choose; and favorite combinations of effects can be saved for future use. The creative possibilities are limitless with this app.


Number 4 – ScratchCam



To achieve the grunge look Scratchcam, without a doubt, is my go-to app! I love the editing options; the fact that you can save your favorite edits; and the ability to download new effects from within the app itself. This app is a one trick pony but it does it very, very well.


Number 5 – Decim8



If I want to create an abstract Decim8 never disappoints. I’m impressed with its limitless ability to deconstruct photos; the range of effects; and the ease of use. Again, it is a one trick pony but it does it very, very well.


You can read more about Lisa here


Copyright Image – Lisa Waddell – ‘Suspended in Time’ – Apps Used – Hipstamatic (Float/Adler 9009), Iris Photo Suite

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2 thoughts on “Top 5 Apps For iPhone Photography – Photo App Lounge – With Lisa Waddell”

  1. Greetings dear Joanne,

    I think this is going to be a fantastic new division of your wonderful website. Though I have a few I use often, I am always on the lookout to see what others are using and how they apply it to their art.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend,


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