Developer: Open Air Publishing
Price: $9.99
Version Reviewed: 2.0.3
Device Reviewed On: iPad 2

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★½
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★★½

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

For much of this year, I’ve been dabbling in photography whenever I’ve had the spare time. I’ve yet to truly be any good at the art of taking a good photo with every good shot being followed up by a dozen average snapshots. It never stops me trying though and I love learning through new apps that I can take with me at the same time as I go out snapping. Having previously enjoyed Open Air Publishing’s Speakeasy Cocktails and Food52 Holiday Recipe & Survival Guide, I was keen to see how they tackled photography with Master Your DSLR Camera: A Better Way to Learn Digital Photography.

I had nothing to fear. It’s a great app. The kind of app that will no doubt help many who are receiving DSLR cameras for Christmas or who have New Year resolutions connected to photography.

Laid out much like Open Air’s previous apps, Master Your DSLR Camera: A Better Way to Learn Digital Photography is like reading an interactive book. Swiping around the interface is extremely easy with sections offered on understanding the camera, getting the perfect image from it and how to improve photography skills even further. All the key concepts of the camera are explained such as shutter speed, aperture and white balance. How to fix common problems like blurry images or discolored areas are also explained with everything including term definitions to help beginners. Recommended settings are further provided to give beginners a running start.

For those wanting to lay out more money, an appendix offering advice on what lenses or other accessories would be worth buying is finally included with the same level of depth available in the rest of the app.

Master Your DSLR Camera: A Better Way to Learn Digital Photography is an ideal piece of software for camera fans. Ideally suited for novices, everything is laid out simply but concisely and appears consistently attractive. Slideshows and images go a step further to ensuring this is an app that gives its users the confidence they need to try increasingly intricate shots. It’s a great companion for the newbie.

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