Heading out on holiday is more than just a getaway, it’s an opportunity to share your travel story with the world. And no story is complete without pictures and video. They capture the best of moments: a single photo can elicit a hundred memories and a simple video of your friends laughing or your children playing will never fail to bring smiles across faces. So, to get you started, here are four apps that will elevate your story-telling and make your memories stay with you that much longer.
A combination of picture taking, photo-editing and online sharing tools, this app will help you transform bland images to gallery-worthy works of arts. VSCO Cam has an assortment of editing tools, better than those offered by most apps. For first-timers, it may seem a bit confusing owing to the sparse icon-driven user interface. But once you get the hang of this app, you’ll never want to use another. There’s no better tool for capture the beauty of Michelangelo’s frescoes in Italy or bringing out the brilliant blue of glowing bioluminescent plankton in the Maldives.
Described as photo magic at your finger tips, you can make easy adjustments to your pictures, enhance and add finishing touches, if you’d like and then post pictures to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. Your photos of meeting Mickey Mouse himself in Hong Kong will be at their sharpest and most vibrant. ‘Snap. Edit. Share. Smile’ — all within a moment or two.
Swim through time with Hyperlapse by Instagram. With it, you can create movies of your favourite memories with handheld time lapses that result in a cinematic look, quality and feel. It’s simple and very user friendly. Without the need to create an account, you can access the camera directly and begin your journey with one tap to begin recording and one to stop. Choose a playback speed and share your bite-sized travel movies of chasing polar bears in the Arctic, or sandboarding dunes in Dubai, with ease. For Android users, similar alternative time lapse apps are Lapse It and Hyper Timelapse.
Create your own travel journal with videos, and document your experiences on-the-go. This app can track your trip, making it easier for you to share real-time updates with your friends and family. It has been integrated with your favorite social networking and content sharing channels, including Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, YouTube and Picasa, so you can brag about exploring the rose-red city of Petra or watching the Northern Lights, in real-time.
Here you go; now you can turn your favourite travel stories into pieces of art. Did we miss your favourite photo or video app that you can’t travel without? Let us know in the comments below.