Photo academy in your pocket! The basics of photography for beginners and useful tools for professionals.

* "Editor's choice" in more than a 100 countries;
* Starbucks "Pick of the Week";
* "App Store's Amazing Apps & Games" participant;
* #1 top paid app in 19 countries;
* #1 top paid app in "Photo & Video" category in 43 countries.

Even though everyone has a camera these days, taking a truly good picture still requires knowledge and mastery.

With Great Photo App, you will start learning photography by practicing: with the help of interactive lessons, you will gradually gain understanding of the foundations of the art of photography.

We will take you on the road to knowledge through the varied aspects of photo making with the help of easy to understand exercises. Just like a real friend, the app will point out your mistakes and praise your successes.

You will learn:
- What exposure is, how to select the right exposure, and what influences this.
- Aperture. Its full importance and all of its effects for your pictures.
- Shutter speed. You decide whether to freeze time or slow it down. We are giving you the key to understanding this process.
- ISO. Demonstration of how ISO affects exposure and image noise.
- Depth of field. Visual presentation of everyone's favorite blurred background.
- Camera lenses. Study the difference between focal lengths by taking pictures of a beautiful model using a variety of lenses;
- White Balance; what is White Balance and color temperature and how to use it;
- Basics of studio light; what is the difference between rim light and fill light? How to correctly set up your first lighting scheme;
- Lighting setups for studio portraits; 10 core lighting setups for studio photograpy with datailed light source diagrams;
- Studio light: professional tool for choosing studio lighting setups;
- Studio portrait+: 18 more studio portrait lighting setups.

Location light
The comprehensive lighting manual will give you the opportunity to find yourself at the shooting location complete with an obedient model and lighting equipment.
Experience for yourself what it means to shoot in artificial light.
You will have access to more than 1,000 lighting setups for your quests, studies, and demonstrations.

Easy interface, friendly environment, and our personal team of models.
Start your photographic adventure with The Great Photo App and get on the road to the best picture.

And may you have good light!

What's New

Version 2.4.1

Fixed a button that was not localized

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5

42 Ratings

42 Ratings



Cleverly and creatively uses a series of representative photos to convey important principals of photography (depth-of-field, aperture, different light & composition techniques, a range of typical lenses, etc.). For example, you can tap anywhere on a succession of photos to see exactly how different lenses can capture subjects. This can really help identify what lens you want to buy next or, similarly, show you the actual impact different types of popular studio and flash lighting can have on your composition. Where can you find such a practical demonstration of different popular lighting options?!

No books or DVDs on photography that I have seen can compete with this approach to teaching. I think this is app is best suited to beginners and intermediates (who were largely self-taught), imho. A truly helpful app and a genuine pleasure to use. It downloads each section when required and the size of most downloads will all but require WiFi.

Amazing tutorials! Clever and clear representation


If you are new to photography science like me, this app has answers to all your questions and you can understand with comparison (change one variable to see the effect of the pictures; change a combination of them and see what happens !)
great great job!

Nice visual learning tool


As an educator this app supplies me with a keen visual and interactive example of many of the aspects of photography I need to explain to my clients. I rarely give a 5 star rating but this is one of those occasions.

In-App Purchases

Studio Light

Interactive guide to studio lighting


Location light

Interactive reference for light on location


Location setups

15 lighting setups for different locations


Studio portrait+

18 more studio portrait lighting setups


Studio portrait

Core studio portrait lighting setups



Baglan Dosmagambetov
58.8 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
English, German, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Mobile Creators
In-App Purchases
  1. Light basics Free
  2. White Balance Free
  3. Exposition Free


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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