Definitely, we need to have the knowledge like discussed which camera mode to use at which situation, using manual mode in DSLR/Mirror-less/rangefinder. But 4 Android applications can help you to shoot like pro in Manual Mode with your DSLR/Mirror-less. They Will Guide You to Decide From Exposure Triangle to Hyperfocal distance. We used Sony A-68 and Sony A7R with Sony 18-135mm kit lens to test effectiveness of this applications and really they are quite closer for not so creative works. We discussed how to change shutter speed and aperture on common DSLR cameras. We used Samsung J7 Max as shartphone as possibly that is common smartphone.
4 Useful Android Apps to Shoot Like Pro in Manual Mode
LightMeter : Application’s name is LightMeter (by David Quiles) and looks like vintage light meter. It is good to meet many need more than a real lightmeter. It has incident light meter option (needs light sensor on smartphone) and reflected light meter (needs camera on device). You will get f value matched with shutter speed, at set ISO and EV. This will definitely help to find the correct exposure triangle.
Hyperfocal : Hyperfocal is developed by Zendroid. It will help you to get idea of hyperfocal distance, angle of view, idea of blur etc by setting camera model, lens, object distance etc. It is really good application with interactive illustration. It is very good companion with LightMeter App.
Exposure Calculator : You may ask why we will need this 3rd application when we are getting most of the needed data from the above two applications? First, this is based on our known mathematical way of calculation. It will do a cross check and fine tune other settings including adjustment for ND filter.
Magic Sony Viewfinder : It does the job of emulation of specific camera model’s viewfinder with option to alter focal length (with nice haptic feedback with vibration). This is great to compose the scene without need to switch on the camera specially cameras with EVF. It is not exactly perfect for still photography but the idea of model specific view is great.
Fifth application can be any good situation specific tips application.
Needless to say, these applications really helpful to any level of user. Of course, real hardware gives optimum result but these days we always carry a smartphone with us. It is good to plan a scene visiting without carrying the camera!
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