I love the convenience of a camera on my phone. I won’t lie. ¬†I love it so much that I made the (very hard for me) decision to leave my DSLR and lenses home when we went to Disney in January so that I could have less weight to carry in my bag and also to have less worry about something happening. ¬†I don’t have the pictures I may have had with my DSLR but I’m happy with the decision. ¬†My only problem is that there are many photos that probably could have been great had the camera responded quicker- it’s hard to get good action shots with a phone camera. I was excited to learn about the Fast Camera app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices- ¬†a way to get a succession of shots with a quick touch and the abililty to set the resolution of the pics? Yes, please. I’d hoped to have the code for the download ($1.99 in iTunes) before the kids’ last day of basketball but that didn’t work out so I haven’t had a cool place to get some action shots yet. ¬†I will, though- and I’m looking forward to having this app for softball and t-ball games coming up in the spring.
It’s pretty neat- you can set how many photos you want the app to take at once- 10, 100, even up to 800 – its up to you. ¬†Then you save what you like and delete the rest. ¬†Your memory on your device isn’t used up until you decide how many photos you want to save. ¬† Easy, peasy. In the age of the smartphone, we need more apps like this! ¬†I’m fairly certain I won’t ever do 800 pics at once but you never know. ¬†Never say never.
You can also set the camera to go off on a delay so you can get yourself into the photos as well. ¬†There are several timer options to make it work for you. ¬†FOr those of us who don’t have a fancy camera or simply don’t want to lug one around wherever we go, this app opens up a lot of new photography doors!
The app works with rear and front facing camera options- which kind of makes the options endless for shooting. ¬†I think the kids will have a ton of fun with this with their friends doing silly pictures of themselves!
I like this app for what it can do and the simplicity of use. For the times when my hands are full and I don’t want or can’t bring my big camera, having this app opens up a lot of new opportunities to get some of the shots I missed time after time at Disney. ¬†I can’t wait to play around with it even more!
The question is, what will you take photos of first? I think this Fast Camera app is a fabulous one and sells for only $1.99 on iTunes!