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Elements of Photography

Elements of Photography

Amiya Patanaik

4.0 Ratings 184+ Reviews

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4.0
184+ Ratings
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  • Easy to Use Entry-Level Overview Aug 30, 2013

    By Digitalnorm
    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.
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  • Worth three bucks Aug 22, 2015

    By Heavensno
    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.
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  • Easy to use beginner photography Mar 2, 2018

    By Tkkinder
    This is a fantastic program for beginner photographers easy learning with visual aspects as well as easy to follow prompts I love this and have learned more in basic 1 thank hours and hours of watching videos definitely recommend. I was also having difficulty trying to get the in app purchase to go thru I finally wound up just rebooting my phone as it kept saying my purchase was cancelled and was able to get the purchase complete this was a problem apparently on my end so FYI your getting a message error saying purchase cancelled just reboot and try again.
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  • Amazing...and not just for beginners Mar 16, 2015

    By Electric.Coyote
    I've been using my DSLR for almost 7 years, and this app taught me more in 3 minutes than all of the articles and attempted lessons from photographer friends I've tried to absorb . though I had a solid understanding of the principles of photography, translating it to the digital camera has been frustrating at times. This app gives a clear, logical explanation of concepts and settings without drowning you in unnecessary information. It's an incredible tool and the price is far less than it's worth. Lots of "ah HA!" Moments. My only regret us that I didn't have this years ago.
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  • EXACTLY what I need!!! Aug 28, 2016

    By jqdfgtmbh
    I've wanted to get into photography but the technical aspect has always intimidated me. Now that I just bought my first dslr, I have no choice but to learn. This app gives straight forward concise definitions of each concept and then provides really good examples. Many of the examples even include sub-examples. E.g.: when showing you the effect of changes to ISO it provides the same image taken with four diff ISOs, allowing you to actually *see* what ISO means in practice. I'm only through a couple of the units but I've learned so much already. If you're new to photography, this app is a must have.
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  • Not great. Jul 28, 2020

    By Frandlemort
    It alright, until you open the exposure chart and there’s no back button, so you are stuck, and have to trash the app and then reload it to get back home. Makes me want my money back!
  • App 2 times charged Mar 20, 2020

    By alerale
    Hi, recently I bought “The elements of photography” app and I don’t really know why you charged 2 times. Please I need you help me with this inconvenience. Thank you.
  • Elements DOF Sep 26, 2013

    By L Robertson
    Downloading was a pain and the chart freezes so I have to shut down phone.
  • Rip Off May 11, 2014

    By Jwat36
    The title says it all. This is primarily a platform to sell you content.
  • Stuck. Aug 12, 2013

    By Cpaulausky
    Downloaded, couldn't open any links, apparently without upgrading, but no info on cost. Tried the "about" link thinking it might tell me about the cost to upgrade, but no such luck. "open" option goes nowhere. Can only submit a review, so I'm trying that. Otherwise I'm stuck on the "about" page with no way to go elsewhere in the app.
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  • Easy to use beginner photography Mar 2, 2018

    By Tkkinder
    This is a fantastic program for beginner photographers easy learning with visual aspects as well as easy to follow prompts I love this and have learned more in basic 1 thank hours and hours of watching videos definitely recommend. I was also having difficulty trying to get the in app purchase to go thru I finally wound up just rebooting my phone as it kept saying my purchase was cancelled and was able to get the purchase complete this was a problem apparently on my end so FYI your getting a message error saying purchase cancelled just reboot and try again.
    more
  • Amazing...and not just for beginners Mar 16, 2015

    By Electric.Coyote
    I've been using my DSLR for almost 7 years, and this app taught me more in 3 minutes than all of the articles and attempted lessons from photographer friends I've tried to absorb . though I had a solid understanding of the principles of photography, translating it to the digital camera has been frustrating at times. This app gives a clear, logical explanation of concepts and settings without drowning you in unnecessary information. It's an incredible tool and the price is far less than it's worth. Lots of "ah HA!" Moments. My only regret us that I didn't have this years ago.
    more
  • EXACTLY what I need!!! Aug 28, 2016

    By jqdfgtmbh
    I've wanted to get into photography but the technical aspect has always intimidated me. Now that I just bought my first dslr, I have no choice but to learn. This app gives straight forward concise definitions of each concept and then provides really good examples. Many of the examples even include sub-examples. E.g.: when showing you the effect of changes to ISO it provides the same image taken with four diff ISOs, allowing you to actually *see* what ISO means in practice. I'm only through a couple of the units but I've learned so much already. If you're new to photography, this app is a must have.
    more
  • Great App! A must have app for beginner photographers Jan 2, 2021

    By ShePub
    I love this app! It explains the basics of photography in an easy to understand format and includes interactive graphics that enhance learning. It goes beyond my expectations. As a beginning photographer, I'm glad I can take this app with me on my phone for reference when needed. Above all, I believe when I complete all the lessons, I will not only be more knowledgeable about photography but I will be equipped to use that knowledge in real life photography situations.
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  • Best kickstarter app for beginners Sep 8, 2017

    By Brand Awakening
    I appreciate this app. The material challenged me but was presented well for learning. The quizzes and charts and tables and exercise tool are brilliant. It's a great app to come back to for refreshers and when you've forgotten something. Out of the dozens of apps I've looked at and of all the apps I've ever bought this one is one of the tops for delivering value. PS years later, I'm still enjoying it. Thank you.
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  • Easy to Use Entry-Level Overview Aug 30, 2013

    By Digitalnorm
    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.
    more
  • Worth three bucks Aug 22, 2015

    By Heavensno
    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.
    more
  • Very helpful Jan 3, 2015

    By DB777
    This app is very helpful for beginners like myself. I believe the content is explained well and it gives good examples of the concepts. It is definitely worth the 2.99 in my opinion. I didn't give it 5 starts because I noticed while gong through the lessons a couple of the pages were blank where text should've been. Other than that, it's great!
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  • Awesome teacher May 18, 2016

    By KcurrieSGO
    I got my camera about a week ago and haven't taken any classes prior and I feel like I have a pretty decent understanding of photography from this app alone. Only gave it a 4 star because it has some empty slides every once in awhile
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  • Excellent! Dec 13, 2013

    By Woods7857
    Excellent explanation of the basics of photography. This app makes everything easy to understand. Sometimes freezes though and I have to shut down phone or re-download app.
  • Good but froze me Oct 26, 2019

    By Old man hiker
    I liked the app but when I finally purchased it I used some of the features. But I opened the Ev table chart and it froze. I could not get back to the home page. So my only recourse was to delete the app. Then I went out and downloaded it again but it was locked and wanted me to pay again. I am not going to pay twice but I really liked it.
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  • Elements of Photo Dec 2, 2018

    By Ronsales66
    Overpriced for what you get.
  • Price Jun 25, 2020

    By JazDante
    Why here the cost is $6.99 + Tax? When in Android this same App is $3.49 + Tax.
  • App 2 times charged Mar 20, 2020

    By alerale
    Hi, recently I bought “The elements of photography” app and I don’t really know why you charged 2 times. Please I need you help me with this inconvenience. Thank you.
  • Elements DOF Sep 26, 2013

    By L Robertson
    Downloading was a pain and the chart freezes so I have to shut down phone.
  • Not great. Jul 28, 2020

    By Frandlemort
    It alright, until you open the exposure chart and there’s no back button, so you are stuck, and have to trash the app and then reload it to get back home. Makes me want my money back!
  • Rip Off May 11, 2014

    By Jwat36
    The title says it all. This is primarily a platform to sell you content.
  • Stuck. Aug 12, 2013

    By Cpaulausky
    Downloaded, couldn't open any links, apparently without upgrading, but no info on cost. Tried the "about" link thinking it might tell me about the cost to upgrade, but no such luck. "open" option goes nowhere. Can only submit a review, so I'm trying that. Otherwise I'm stuck on the "about" page with no way to go elsewhere in the app.
    more

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