Provoke Camera 4+

Toshihiko Tambo

    • 3.8 • 37 Ratings
    • $1.99

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Developed in collaboration with Glyn Evans [the founder of iPhoneography], Provoke Camera was inspired by Japanese photographers of the late 1960’s like Daido Moriyama, Takuma Nakahira and Yutaka Takanashi.

Simple, elegant and easy to use, Provoke Camera does just one thing, produce black and white images with that gritty, grainy, blurry look reminiscent of the “Provoke” era of photography, and in two great formats; square format 126 and 35mm format 135.

Provoke Camera features 9 great black and white and 4 color live view effects, in 2 great film formats, 126 [1:1] and 135 [3:2]:

1. HPAN High Contrast
2. NPAN Normal
3. LPAN Low Contrast
4. X800 More High Contrast with more noise.
5. I800 IR like filter.
6. Z800 +2EV with more noise.
7. D100 Darken with Blur (4Pixel)
8. H100 High Contrast with Blur(4Pixel)
9. E100 +1.5EV with Blur(4Pixel)
10. Nofilter
11. 100 Old Color
12. 100U Vivid and Sharp
13. 160N Soft

In addition to capturing beautiful, gritty, grainy, contrasty black and white images, Provoke Camera will also allow you to import photos from your camera roll and apply any one of its “Provoke” effects.

And Support TIFF Uncompress image file.
Also support Photo Extension with iOS8 later. You can use Provoke Filter in Photos App.

What’s New

Version 4.8

Add Widget for Home Screen also Lock Screen(iOS16 or later).
Widgets will show picture in album "Provoke Camera".
And fix small bugs.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

KIrkDouglasSD ,

Fantastic effects in a very slow, buggy package

Wow, the B&W effects in this app are fantastic. I'd really love to give it a great review but the app is just absurdly slow on my iPhone 7 plus and very buggy. After taking a photo, no thumbnail displays so I had to tap around the screen assuming that somewhere I tap would allow me to review my pics. Once I got to them, they showed up on only half of the screen. Luckily the app saves them to the camera roll automatically. I love the effects but I can't recommend this and i'm unsure how long I will continue to use it as it is runny very poorly. I really hope that it gets updated!

AspirationalB ,

So glad it started working again

Provoke Camera is one of my favorite camera apps. I love the different B+W filters (especially the high contrast ones) and love the stark atmosphere it gives my pictures. I was sad and worried when I was unable to use it for a long time because it would immediately shut down after starting up. Apparently a lot of other users had the same problem. About a month or so ago the app was updated but it still couldn’t get the app to open. What I ended up doing was deleting the app and reinstalling it and the app started working again. If you’re still having problems getting the app to open, try deleting and reinstalling it. Hopefully that will help!

Music Prof ,

a favorite specialty cam

There’s a lot I could say about the special aesthetic of this camera app. For now, though, leave it at this: I wish everyone who’s complained in these reviews about bugginess had contacted the developer directly instead of giving up. The experience of myself and others is that Mr. Tambo responds personally and is keenly interested in problem-solving. He also updates well enough, considering this is probably a small boutique-y operation.

No, I’m not related or a business partner. I’ve used this app a lot over many iPhones. On my current iPhone 12 Pro Max, Provoke is giving me pics that are as artful as ever, trouble-free.

App Privacy

The developer, Toshihiko Tambo, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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