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The Photo Guide

The app that helps you learn photography

With all of the photography titles on the App Store, precious few actually help you learn the art

The Photo Guide

by BLUE BOX - Productions
Beginning to advanced topics
The Photo Guide
The Photo Guide
$7.99 in the App Store

With all of the photography titles on the App Store, precious few actually help you learn the art. Let's take a look at an app that is targeted at educating users about photography, from beginner to expert.

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Beginning to advanced topics. The app truly is comprehensive, giving you articles from beginner topics to advanced.

Beginning to advanced topics
Expertly-written articles

Expertly-written articles. Each article is skillfully written and offers you plenty of great information. Illustrations help you envision the topics being presented to you.

A glossary and quiz to round out your course. No photography class would be complete without a test, and this app provides that. There's also a terrific glossary of terms for you to learn.

A glossary and quiz to round out your course

What is it about?

There are plenty of apps to choose from when you want to edit or take your photographs. Therefore, The Photo Guide is a refreshing change of pace.

For those who...

  • want to learn photography
  • are already great photographers and want to expand their skill

Not for those who...

  • don't like reading
  • aren't interested in photography

Why we love it

The Photo Guide doesn't just give you the information and leave you there. It offers you a way to make sure you've retained that knowledge, with a 217-question quiz. That quiz will help you determine how much you've learned, and where you need to dig a little deeper. Speaking of digging deeper, the app also includes a fantastic glossary of terms. When those terms come up in articles, they're linked to the appropriate entry in the glossary, so you can read more. Like the rest of the articles in the app, these are well-written and utilize images when necessary. My favorite aspect of The Photo Guide is how comprehensive it is. Yes, this is a paid app, but it's available at much less than a comparable beginner's photography class would cost you, and takes you much further than beginner's level.

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App Details

Photo & Video Education
Last updated
January 6, 2021
Release date
July 15, 2011
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App Store Description

The Photo Guide is the most comprehensive guide to photography on the App Store!

If you like photography as much as we do, you will love the Photo Guide.

"I don't hesitate to recommend The Photo Guide to digital photographers. [...] The photo examples are excellent, and the text is concise and clear."

Explore the fantastic world of photography with a beautiful and interactive app on your iPhone or iPad.

Today, almost everyone has access to a camera, but most users only leverage a fraction of its potential. Our goal is to change this. The Photo Guide starts off with the basics of photography and goes into great detail to help you improve your skills to finally make better photos.

We built the Photo Guide for seasoned photography enthusiasts, as well as for total beginners.

We dedicated an entire category to everyone who is just getting started with photography. The topics are result-oriented, practical, and deliberately avoid unnecessary technical terms.

Great image composition is a key element of great photography. The Photo Guide covers a huge range of interesting aspects.

See how specific photos were taken. Which shutter speed, aperture, etc. was chosen and why, which lighting is best and much more!

Learn about the different kinds of cameras, lenses, lens filters and much more, to make informed decisions what should be part of your gear.

The cameras in our mobile devices are extremely capable. It’s time to take these amazing cameras seriously. This category teaches everything about iPhone & iPad photography.

Practical tips and tricks for when you’re out capturing your next great photographs.

You can only master photography if you fully understand what’s happening behind the scenes, when you press the shutter button of your camera.

You already know everything about photography? Check out the quiz and find out if there's stuff you didn't know.

Oh no, what's “Hyper-focal distance". Several hundred glossary entries will help you. Photography is not rocket science but so much fun!

# For beginners and seasoned photographers
# Universal App for iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch
# iCloud sync of favorites, read articles and quiz progress
# 100% offline content - available everywhere you want to shoot!
# Interactive, beautiful and easy to understand
# More than 1,000 images to learn from including their Exif and location data

Please contact us from inside the app or through our website and give us your feedback. Is there anything we should improve? If you’re missing any specific topics, please let us know! Let us know about any problems, we’re here to help: [email protected]

Bad Elf, Canon, Enjoyyourcamera (quenoX), Fujifilm, GoPro, Hasselblad, HOYA, Leica, Lexar, Linhof, Lytro, Nikon, Novoflex, Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh / Pentax, Phase One, SanDisk, Schneider-Kreuznach, B+W Filter, SD Association, Sony, Transcend, Wanderlust, Zeiss for providing fantastic image material for the Photo Guide!

The world of photography is endless and so is the potential of the Photo Guide! The Photo Guide team would be glad to receive feedback, get back to work and provide free updates regarding completely new topics. There's so much we haven't "talked" about in the app yet.

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