Snapseed: This app allows you to tweak images. "It's phenomenal," he insists. "It's a few bucks but the results are just amazing. I tweaked an image that I took at Boneyard, Arizona and this guy saw it and said, 'I want this as a print.' I said, 'Uh, this was taken with an iPhone,' and he was like, 'I don't care. I want it.'"
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As a former surf photographer, and current commercial photographer, Purcell has a lot of experience photographing the natural world and the subjects in it. For the best results, he suggests snapping shots first thing in the morning or during the last part of the day, regardless which one of the iPhone photography apps you use.
"There's so much you can do with the sun behind your subject—silhouetting—or lighting your subject." But even more importantly, Purcell says, "Do anything that you wouldn't do normally with a camera?because you can. You don't have to fiddle around with lenses or flashes that a normal photographer would have to lug around. It's the best thing in the world right now."
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