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30 Photography Assistant Apps for Smartphones

Photography Assistant Apps

Any photographer that is out in a location other than home, can benefit greatly through the use of photography assistant apps.  For help with camera settings, local weather, photo locations, and other tasks that are frequently encountered during photography.   I’ve rounded up several useful offerings here, and will continue to add to and keep them up to date.

Estimated reading time: 15 minutes

How this listing is laid out

This post will be arranged into several categories of apps:

  • Camera settings info and calculations
  • Weather and other environmental info
  • Location and points of interest
  • Other photography related items

Each app description box will have a logo to quickly identify the type of phone the app is for.  The description info is taken directly from the app store. There is a button below each app to go to that app’s page.

Note: there are so many apps listed in this post, it needed to be broken into FOUR separate pages to reduce page load time. At the end of each page is a button that will take you to the next page.

A word about ratings.  The ratings stated are end user ratings and will be based on a huge number of factors.  They could even be based on previous versions of the app where this issues they had have been fixed already.   Therefore, if the app is free or low cost, nothing beats trying it out yourself or doing some additional inline research regarding its function.

30 Photography Assistant Apps for Smartphones

Apps for Camera Settings

These are apps that help you with camera settings based on various situations and scenarios.


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PhotoPills (iOS)

  • Rating: 4.7
  • Seller: PhotoPills S.L.
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Requires: iOS 10.3 and up
  • Languages: English, others

Price: $9.99

Whether your passion is to capture beautiful landscapes, immortalize the infinite night sky, surprise the bride and the groom in their happiest day… or to travel the world, PhotoPills will make you love exploring new artistic possibilities to tell visual stories in a way it wasn’t possible before. PhotoPills is an all in one, swiss army knife type tool that does most anything a photographer might need.   More information available by following the link:

PhotoPills on App Store


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PhotoPills (Android)

  • Rating: 4.8
  • Seller: PhotoPills S.L.
  • Category: Photography
  • Requires: Android 4.1 or later
  • Languages: English (others)

Price: $9.99

Whether your passion is to capture beautiful landscapes, immortalize the infinite night sky, surprise the bride and the groom in their happiest day… or to travel the world, PhotoPills will make you love exploring new artistic possibilities to tell visual stories in a way it wasn’t possible before. PhotoPills is an all in one, swiss army knife type tool that does most anything a photographer might need.   More information available by following the link:

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SetMyCamera (iOS)

  • Rating: 3.5
  • Seller: Roger Bauchspies
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Requires: iOS 11, watchOS 3.0
  • Languages: English

Price: Free

SetMyCamera takes the guesswork out of capturing the perfect photograph.  The best settings will appear right on the screen of your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. SetMyCamera applications help you to take the best shots with less hassle and confusion using your DSLR, SLR or any camera with user configurable capabilities.  More information available by following the link:


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SetMyCamera PRO (iOS)

  • Rating: 4.3
  • Seller: Roger Bauchspies
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Requires: iOS 11, watchOS 3.0
  • Languages: English

Price: $5.99

SetMyCamera Pro includes tools to remotely trigger your camera, aid in composing better photographs with its Field of View (FoV) utility, and assist in camera configurations for both Depth of Field (DoF) and minimum shutter speed using your DSLR, SLR or other Camera.  More information available by following the link:


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Long Exposure Calculator (iOS)

  • Rating: 4.7
  • Seller: Ilya Genkin
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Requires: iOS 10 or later
  • Languages: English (several others)

Price: $3.99

LExp or Long Exposure Calculators is a must-have app for any landscape photographer who is shooting with ND filters or with long exposures or at night. All of the important calculators, reference tables and cheat sheets in one place. Select your shooting parameters and the app will do the rest for you!  More information available by following the link:


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ND Filter Calc (Android)

  • Rating: 4.3
  • Seller: Ioannis Ioannou
  • Category: Photography
  • Requires: Android 4.1 or later
  • Languages: English (others)

Price: Free

Simple calculator app for DSLR photographers taking long exposure shots using Neutral Density ND filters.  Select the shutter speed applicable without the filter, then select the filter you intend on using and the shutter speed you will then need to use will be displayed.  More information available by following the link:


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Slower Shutter (iOS)

  • Rating: 3.5
  • Seller: Michael Wong
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Requires: iOS 11.3 or later
  • Languages: English

Price: $1.99

Slower Shutter is a long exposure calculator for any landscape photographer who is shooting with ND filters to slow down the movement in their photo.  Simply enter the shutter speed for an exposure without a ND filter and then select the strength of your ND filter. Slower Shutter will then calculate the correct shutter speed for the correct long exposure time for up to 16 stop ND.  More information available by following the link:


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Simple DOF Calculator (iOS)

  • Rating: 4.5
  • Seller: Dennis van den Berg
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Requires: iOS 9.0 or later
  • Languages: English

Price: $1.99

Simple DoF Calculator allows photographers to calculate the depth of field and hyperfocal distance for any given settings. It calculates the near limit, far limit, total depth of field, hyperfocal distance, distance in front of the subject and distance behind the subject.  More information available by following the link:



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DOF Calculator (Android)

  • Rating: 4.0
  • Seller: Aimen RG
  • Category: Photography
  • Requires: Android 4.1 or later
  • Languages: English

Price: Free

Depth of Field Calculator for Photographers. Calculates Hyperfocal Distance, Near Focus Limit, Far Focus limit, and Depth of Field (DOF). Has option to select teleconverters, automatically corrects focal length and apertures.  More information available by following the link:



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Hyperfocal DOF (Android)

  • Rating: 3.8
  • Seller: Javier Cancio
  • Category: Photography
  • Requires: Android 2.3.3 or later
  • Languages: English

Price: Free

The hyperfocal distance is the closest distance at which a lens can be focused while keeping objects at infinity acceptably sharp. When the lens is focused at this distance, all objects at distances from half of the hyperfocal distance out to infinity will be acceptably sharp. With this app, you can calculate hyperfocal distance in an easy way.  More than 1600 camera models!  More information available by following the link:



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