Elements of Photography
By Amiya Patanaik
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A camera didn't make a great picture any more than a typewriter wrote a great novel. - Peter Adams
Elements of Photography (EoP) is the most comprehensive app on the marketplace on photography. Instead of boggling down with huge amount of text or long boring videos, EoP uses targeted small chunks of text backed by beautiful full screen HD photos.
EoP includes chapters, tools, quiz and tips – designed in a way to help amateur and budding photographers understand the elements of photography and not let the camera become a technological barrier between the cameraman and the subject. The tools and tips are always close at hand for reference. The quiz section is included to check your understanding of the photography concepts. Chapters are organized with a smooth inclination making it easy for the absolute beginner to understand the basics of photography. Starting from the very basic topics like focal length, shutter speed etc. to more advanced topics like metering, exposure triangle and flash photography. EoP is the complete reference available right at your figure tip.
Designed using special dynamic content scaling technology – it seamlessly works on different screen resolution and sizes. From phones to tablets: you will get a uniform user experience.
Stunning HD graphics on supporting devices.
Chapters-> Basics 1 is available in base version. Rest can be unlocked via in-app purchase.
oDSLRs vs Others
oDepth of Field
oRaw vs Jpg
•Depth of Field and Hyperfocal distance calculator (supports custom circle of confusion)
•EV Table and Chart
•Basic interactions between light and camera parameters
Quiz (56 targeted questions in all)
Tips (over 30 sub-sections)
oWhen to use manual
oLow light photography
oWhen to use flash
oCulture and Traditions
•People and Portraits
A perfect companion to start your photography journey. Happy clicking…
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What's New in Version 2.0
corrected bug with EV table that caused the app to freeze and other minor improvements
Easy to Use Entry-Level Overview
This app introduces a new photographer to the basic tools and ideas involved in shooting with a DSLR camera through photos, short paragraphs, charts and so on; it does not use videos. The different factors seem fairly comprehensive: a person new to photography could use only this app and come away with a pretty strong sense of what they are doing. Quizzes allow the user to test their understanding, and tools allow the user to use the app in the field after they have learned and begun shooting.
Very rarely I wished for slightly more in depth explanations of the subjects but for the most part a good level of detail was included to educate me without confusing or boring me. I especially liked seeing the same compositions photographed with varying settings so I could see exactly the different effects of changing one's camera's settings.
Initially I was a bit skeptical of the quality because I spotted spelling errors but I guess the authors figure that, as a picture is worth a thousand words, they needn't worry too much about the actual written words they chose.
I would recommend this app to the new DSLR owner or even someone in the market for such because the app spends some time discussing the pros and cons of different kinds of digital cameras available today. Word.
Worth three bucks
A pocket full of information as a quick reference is always a good thing. If you need to learn the most basic stuff the free version is all you'll need, but paying for the full unlock is really worth the quiz refreshers and the DoF/EV guides.
Four stars, this app is incredibly smart and shiny until you pay for the unlock, then what you will get feels unrefined and incomplete. There are whole slides that are blank, and poor English that needs editing.
As for the content, the most confusing parts of photography are explained and your understanding of them is tested with a simple "you got is right, or not" check system, and a help button to point you to the correct part of the guide. This makes it easy to see where your weaknesses are and what you'll need to go over before that next shoot.
I'd hope for updates that fix the small issues and add more content like the use of polarizing filters, intentional lens flares or when to use a hood, ND for waterfall shots, etc. for more of the creative processes that people might expect in a hide like this.
Overall this is a good addition to your arsenal, and I'd recommend this app to everyone, beginner to professional.
Excellent depth for the hungry novice.
This goes beyond the typical beginner lessons elsewhere. Instead of the same old "don't shoot in auto" this interactive app teaches the fundamentals of exposure, light, lenses, when to do this or that, how to understand histograms, bracketing, and depth of field in one of the easiest explanations I've seen yet. It even has an introduction to flash photography and how it works.
Couple charts for EV table, DOF calculator, and quizzes on the information learned.
Well worth buying if you're serious and tired of hunting across the web just to find articles that teach in a million different ways what a million different people think is the correct way.
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- Category: Photo & Video
- Updated: Aug 26, 2013
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 29.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Amiya Patanaik
- © 2013 Arkenstone Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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