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Photo apps and other useful tips for study abroad

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016

Photo apps and other useful tips for study abroad

Every student that decides to go and study abroad wants to have the time of his or her life. The best way to keep memories alive is to take photos everywhere you go every day. It is worth mentioning that before actually going to your new host country, the most important aspect to take care of is to look for student accommodation Nottingham online even several months before going. Here are some useful tips to help you take the most amazing photos while you are abroad and to enjoy it to the fullest.

You can stick to your smartphone

Technology has developed a lot in the past decades and it has touched nearly every industry. Smartphones have become some sort of an extension to the human body and with all these technological advances, you can take amazing photos with your smartphone too, so you do not need a professional camera. In order to take great photos using a professional camera, you have to learn how it operates and how to set it. If you are only an amateur, a smartphone with a good camera is all you need for taking amazing photos.

Some useful tips

If you shoot at sunset or at sunrise, you will end up with some amazing photos. During those moments, the light is perfect and it will help you get the perfect photo too. You should also play with some of the settings, such as saturation, contrast, brightness and so on just to make it look amazing. If you want to take a motion shot, you can hold down the ‘shoot’ button and then select the one that you like the most. Even though you are using a smartphone, this does not mean that you cannot use a tripod too. Opt for a small, portable one that will help you get that perfect shot and that amazing video.

Photo apps – what to choose

In case you are a selfie-lover, you should definitely download some photo apps that will help you get the best selfies in the world. For iPhones, students can opt for Close-Up or for Frontback. The first app is a reminder that students can use in order to remind them to take that daily selfie. They can use those selfies and create a timelapse to show to their friends and family at home. The other app can be used on Android phones too and is the perfect app for a crazy twist. It shoots with both back and front cameras at once, so you can have a ‘double photo’. Do not forget to download photo-editing apps to make your photos look perfect. You can opt for Lightroom, Afterlight or Facetune. Lightroom is the most used app for pro photo editing, so it might take you some time until you learn all the features and how to use them. Facetune is perfect for when you want things removed from your photo, to adjust lighting or move things around, while Afterlight provides you with standard settings for mobile photo editing. No matter what app you choose, you should make many photos while studying abroad.