Combo Apps/LVL Cam

LVL CAM

My biggest pet peeve in photogrphy of any kind is when your photos are off kilter. They are not straight and off. I see these flaws with a lot of mobile photographers. It really bugs me when beginners will say, “I don’t need to go to school to be a photographer.” They can’t see the flaws in their own photographs. Their photos are not lined up properly. My eyes go straight to the flaws. Even with me I have trouble with taking straight/even photos, especially with hand held shots. I’ll have to use SKEW to line up my photo and crop them. I don’t like to crop photos because you loose resolution slicing up your photos.

There was an app that came out two years ago called LVL CAM to fix a lot of these problems. I had the app when it first came out but never used it. I came across it again looking through AppShopperr. I decided to put the app back on and test it out for real. then do a write up about it because there are no real reviewss for LVL CAM. There is this one by Graeme Nelson but it doesn’t say a whole lot.

LVL CAM — GRAEME NELSON

How it works they use a gyroscope in your iPhone to help you take perfectly level photos. It also will auto snap your photos for you when they are lined up properly. How you know when the photo is lined up is when the level turns GREEN.

LVL CAM - GRAEME NELSON

It’s also great for taking photos shooting straight down. I always have a problem taking shots like this. They are always off but now I have an app that will correct my mistakes.
LVL CAM Demo - 1

This is one of my sample shot taken with LVL CAM with my iPhone 6 plus.

LVL CAM Demo - 2

Here is a straight down shot with my iPhone 6 plus. Overall it’s a great app but it needs updating with all the new manual controls on the iPhone 6/6plus. I would also like aspect ratio shooting to go along with this app. If you have this app, please write a review so we can get the added tools and improvements with LVL CAM. The app sells for $.99 in the App Store and works with iOS 8. If you have any questions about this blog post, please leave comments or email me ashcroft54@gmail.com. Have a good day and see you soon !!!

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4 Responses to Combo Apps/LVL Cam

  1. Tracy Munson says:

    A lot of people use the camera + app, and that has a level as well (and might be less of a one trick pony).

    • ashcroft54 says:

      A lot of camera apps have levels in them but they don’t have an auto snap in them. Sometimes it’s better to be a one trick because not everyone understands all the controls on most camera apps and don’t utilise them. A lot of people just use auto and start shooting. All you have to do is line it up and then the app starts shooting. I don’t like Camera+, that’s why I don’t write about it and has a lot of crashing issues.

  2. Elsa Brenner says:

    Is the camera itself good? Can it take HDR shots?

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