Now Master Your DSLR Camera Using iPad!

I’ve had DSLR camera for long, but always felt that I’m under utilizing the features of a SLR. There are so many things you can do with a DSLR, but learning all of those has a learning curve and needs practice. Automatic and preset features of a DSLR enable you to take beautiful photos, but the real strength of a DSLR lies in the manual mode, which lets you unleash your creativity.

I wasn’t keen to learn DSLR photography from books of tons of text in the books and the need to learn, make notes and then apply where ever you carry your DSLR. Also, I wasn’t keen to go for a professional course because I wanted to get a feel of what kind of photography I’m more inclined towards before I went for a professional course.

I have always thought that the iPad would make the perfect home for DSLR companion.

App Reviewed: Master Your DSLR Camera

Update Note: The app is also available on the iPhone for the same price.

Category:  Photo & Video

Price: $4.99

Master Your DSLR Camera Review

I have always thought that the iPad would make the perfect home for DSLR companion. Because you can tap and swipe pretty much anything, the tutorials can really show you how, say, aperture affects depth-of-field, and how different shutter speeds can freeze or blur motion. And just by touching various parts of a picture of a DSLR, you get pop-over descriptions of the various knobs and dials. It’s way so much better than flipping paper pages back and forth in your user manual.

The iPad app Master Your DSLR Camera by Gadget Lab alumnus David Becker comes on like a cross between a reference book and a full-on photography course.

Because you can tap and swipe pretty much anything, the tutorials can really show you how, say, aperture affects depth-of-field, and how different shutter speeds can freeze or blur motion. And just by touching various parts of a picture of a DSLR, you get pop-over descriptions of the various knobs and dials. It’s way better than flipping paper pages back and forth in your user manual.

The app, built using Inkling allows you to take notes and saves highlights and bookmarks. All of these are accessible from anywhere in the app. The app provides detailed shooting guide for taking pictures of everything from pets to forests and lets you set up an account to share highlights and notes.


Video tutorials are by Mary F. Calvert, who worked 11 years as a staff photographer for The Washington Times, covering Congress, political campaigns, and the White House. Mary was a finalist in 2007 for the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography for her work in sub-Saharan Africa, and in 2008 was honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in International Photography for reporting in India.

Also Includes:
✓ 300 stunning photographs from more than a dozen professional photographers
✓ 30 interactive slideshows and guided tours
✓ Expert-curated buying guide, with more than 150 recommended lenses, external flashes, tripods, cases, image-editing software, apps, and books
✓ Quick-reference glossary and pop-up tips with key terms and definitions accessible throughout
✓ Easy-to-follow navigation
✓ Ability to bookmark, highlight, take margin notes and easily search

 

Conclusion

If you have a DSLR and never used the manual mode – Get this app. It will be the best $4.99 investment you’ll ever make towards better photography.

[rating: 5/5]

How to get Master Your DSLR Camera

Get it on the Apple App Store

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