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Half book, half simulation, Bokeh is a wonderful way to learn about cameras

Bokeh book ipad

Take a look at the most popular cameras on Flickr and you'll see that the iPhone sits on the very top of that prestigious list. If you're one of the many millions of people whose only camera is a smartphone, it's likely that phrases like 'point of convergence', 'aperture priority' and 'circle of confusion' are almost meaningless to you.

We are not suggesting that you can't take spectacular photos without a proper understanding of these terms, but it would certainly help you to fine-tune your photographic compositions and allow you to take part in more in-depth conversations if you did.

That's where Bokeh comes in handy

Bokeh (the book explains the meaning of the photographic term from where it get its name) is a book that takes you through the basics of SLR (Single-lens reflex) photography. Within its pages you'll learn about focus, depth of field, exposure and zoom, but more than that, you'll actually get to play with certain controls of a simulated SLR camera right there on the screen of your iPad. Bokeh is a joy to use, you can get through it in less than 30 minutes, but it's likely that you'll spend much longer experimenting with the SLR simulation.

Bokeh is exactly the kind of app that we always hoped the iPad would be home to. It's simple, fun and educationally. We wholeheartedly recommend it to those who are looking to get a grasp of the basics of SLR photography.

App Store Link: Bokeh. A Book About Cameras

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Reader Comments (2)

Would some of those teachings for SLR camera's also help with a Bridge Camera? Love the iPhone camera but also have a fuji finepix bridge that i am new to.

March 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersarek2k

Bought. Thanks for the tip!

March 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRalph

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