Not anymore, kids.
Here are some of my favorite apps to use on the job to help tell a story visually.
|On County Line Road between Longmont and Erie.|
Why? Especially in Colorado, very often you need a wider lens to capture a scene.
Try it with: Weather, concerts, gatherings, outdoors, museums.
Cost: 99 cents.
|A very cool bottle of wine, using the selective focus on Instagram.|
Duh. I use this more than any other app. Be careful of the filters when using photos for straight news reporting, which tends to frown upon altering a scene.
Why: It's easy, immediate, allows selective focus like a fancier camera, can repost to Twitter and Facebook and has snazzy filters to use with discretion. DISCRETION!
Try it with: Live reporting, quick hits, community clips.
Why: To produce high enough quality photos that could potentially run in the paper.
Try it with: Everything. The learning curve is much higher than the other apps, so plan on playing around with it for a few weeks first.
Other less essential, fun photo apps:
* Vintique allows you to add filters to your photos, like Instagram, without posting them automatically to any stream.
* Hidden Cam is a totally creepy way to take pics with your iPad but look like you are doing other work on it. Try it out but don't say I told you to.
* InstaCollage allows you to create Instagram collages very easily.