I have had flu for over a week now and as anyone who knows me well will tell you I am awful at doing nothing! I am now slowly on the mend but still pretty housebound and so thought I would download a new IPad App to keep me entertained while I slurp soup in bed. I have never written a review before but this app is so great and worth the download that I thought it deserved a promotion!

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Screen shot from the IPad ’50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic’

Showcasing what National Geographic believe are the top 50 photographs they have published this app allows you to go behind the stories and the shoots. Discover why and how the images were taken and the impact they have had over the years. Look at some of the shots that did not quite make the cut (I always like  seeing some of the images that didn’t make the grade, gives us all hope as photographers!) and learn about the photographers behind the cameras.

With a good selection of images covering both the human and environmental work of National Geographic photographers there is something here for everyone. I found it interesting to read about images that took weeks of thought and waiting about and to then be able to compare those to the images that were shot in the spur of the moment. The real masters (and mistresses!) of photography are showcased here and what I love is the fact that all approaches are so different.

In addition to the ‘top 50’ is a weekly update of reader’s photographs that have been selected for the National Geographic website – this is the app that keeps on giving! The photographs that are uploaded with an internet connection to this section of the app are really varied and a good burst of weekly inspiration.

Usually I regret the apps I download, so many of them tend to be a disappointment, but National Geographic have come up trumps here. Having flu makes it difficult to feel that enthusiastic about anything but this little gem has seen me through to my next cup of hot blackcurrent – cheers National Geo!

Find out more https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/50-greatest-photographs-national/id418971545?mt=8