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Bokeh: A Book About Cameras

By Arqball

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Bokeh is a new kind of book about cameras designed for the iPad that contains lessons on FOCUS, DEPTH OF FIELD, EXPOSURE, and ZOOM.

Each lesson simulates the photographic process on a real scene as you interactively adjust a camera setting.

For example, in the focus lesson, as you change the focus ring, the diagram on the left illustrates what happens inside the camera while the photograph of a wooden train changes before your eyes. Each lesson also contains a lengthy technical description.

This book will appeal to anyone who wants to learn more about the fundamentals of a digital SLR camera.

Developed by Arqball and Rachel Moore. Zoom image credits to Misha Kazhdan.

What's New in Version 1.1

- Refined look and user interaction.
- Added links between lessons embedded in lesson text to improve navigation.
- Upgraded to iOS5.
- Added info page.
- Some minor tweaks and bug fixes.

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Customer Reviews

Cool book with imaginative interface

This is a cool book that describes how focus and apertures work on a DSLR camera. There is a diagram and a scene in one of four lessons. The diagrams shows you the internal workings of the camera, and the scene shows you how the image changes when you change focus, aperture, shutter speed, etc.

The pictures can be saved to your library as follows: Goto the "Settings-->Bokeh" and make sure that the "Save photographs in Photos" option is "On." Then go back to Bokeh (restart if it was running in the background), and when you click, the photo goes to the library. It seems like this setting has to be double-checked for the photo feature to work.

You change shutter and aperture by swiping your finger around the dials. Cool.

New: version 1.1 is a small update to the look and feel of the app. The text in the lessons is a bit sharper and seems to scroll faster. The images all seem a but more crisp, and the animation is a bit smoother. The focus ring for example, in the focus lesson, is slightly transparent so you can see the lens underneath it.

Very basic, very clear

If you know how focus, aperture, shutter speed etc.. Are interrelated, you don't need this. But to demonstrate camera functions to children, or others with no experience, this can be a great learning tool. Could be improved by adding some sort of conclusion, perhaps a guide for further reading.


I plan to let my wife and children see this, too. It is so clear, easy to use and VERY creative. Turning the dial and seeing the image change dynamically!?!?!? Way cool! This would be worth $5 or $10 easily! Awesome!!!!!!

Bokeh: A Book About Cameras
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  • $9.99
  • Category: Photo & Video
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  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 53.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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