Lenka motto: “Developed by professionals for professionals and amateurs alike who love black & white photography! We care about Image Quality first !”
Someone asked me what do I think about this app and if it’s worth buying. I told the person I usually stay away from apps that promote famous to PRO photographers in the industry. They’re usually gimmicky and don’t have anything to offer. I feel if you got a really great camera app. You don’t need to slap a person’s name (“Kevin Abosch”) on the app and jack up the price. Lenka went FREE in the App Store, so I picked it up to see if I was right. It turned out I was right. You’ll get the normal walk through in this blog post and my final critical critique with Lenka.
When you load up Lenka, you’ll see there isn’t a whole lot going on with controls or settings. You have an ON/OFF light switch in the top left hand corner. The logo in the top center. About button to tell you how to operate the app on the top right. Gallery button on the bottom left. Camera button in the bottom center. Last on the bottom right contrast OFF/ON bottom.
You only have two formats to shoot 4:3 and 1:1. You have to pinch the screen to change your formats.
This is your photo gallery. After you shoot with Lenka the photos will be stored in the gallery and your camera roll. Over time I recommend you clean out your gallery because this will take up space on your iPhone. The purpose behind the gallery is to edit your photos with Lenka.
You can tap on a photo in your gallery to bring up the editing screen. As you can see there isn’t a whole lot to offer in editing tools. All its for is cropping, saving your photo, deleting and load your photos onto Instagram.
Here’s my first set of photos I took with Lenka, the first photo has contrast odd and the second has contrast on. I wasn’t really impressed with these results of these photos.
This is my second set of photos shot with Lenka, with contrast off and contrast off. I’m just not impressed at all. The details get blown out or lost in the shadows. Well I’m afraid they were off the mark with the word professionals or using the word very loosely. Yeah it’s a simple black and white camera app, that lacks manual controls all across the board. I know if you’re an expert photographer in any type of format (film or digital). You need those manual controls to adjust to whatever subject you’re shooting.
Lenka is very overpriced at $2.99 for the simple fact that it’s misrepresented camera app with misleading photos that are shown on the website. You don’t get high quality photos at all. What makes Lenka really bad is you can get better results with the on board camera app on your iPhone. I don’t recommend buying this app, the unless you like throwing your money away. There’s nothing dreamy about the app. I don’t feel like I have Kevin Abosch with me so I can take better photos. When I go shooting, I’m alone in a Tina Rice mindset, taking along Basement Jaxx and Groove Armada to tune out the world.
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