I've been taking photos since I got my first box camera circa 1960. Back then, photography was infinitely more complicated and the results were often less than memorable.
Today, I'm taking more pictures than ever, but the best part is that they're better than ever. What's my favorite camera? My iPhone.
Sure, I've got a fancy DSLR for vacation photos and the food and fashion photography you see on the site. But for just about everything else, my iPhone is my go-to gadget.
If your phone is your favorite digital camera, then you could use some great photo editing apps to make those cellphone pictures even better. These three are incredibly easy to use and they're FREE. You're welcome, America.
This abbreviated version of Photoshop is designed with the amateur in mind. With this app, photo editing was never so fun, fast and easy. You simply touch your way to better-looking iPhone pictures using slide bar adjustments, or let automatic one-touch fixes and filters do it for you. If you can finger paint, you can use this app with amazing results.
2. Top Camera (Free; Apple.)
You'll find the same professional controls offered in high-end DSLR cameras with this app. It includes a stabilizer to help eliminate blurry photos, a self-timer for selfies and a digital zoom. Easy to use and very intuitive - what's not to like?
3. PicShop Lite (Free; Apple)
Download this app and you'll turn even bleh photos into beautiful photos. It has plenty of user-friendly editing options and dozens of filters. Your friends will be asking "How'd you do that?" Just smile and tell 'em you found it on The Boomer Brief.