interactively explore the workings of a camera

Bokeh is a new kind of book about cameras designed for the iPad that contains lessons on focus, depth of field, exposure, and zoom.


Each lesson simulates the photographic process on a real scene as you interactively adjust a camera setting.


For example, in the focus lesson, as you change the focus ring, the diagram on the left illustrates what happens inside the camera while the photograph of a wooden train changes before your eyes. Each lesson also contains a lengthy technical description.

This book will appeal to enthusiasts who want to learn more of the science behind photography and how modern digital SLR cameras function.


Send us feedback at bokeh@arqball.com

Focus Lesson

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guided tour

buzz

everythingicafe.com: "...It’s a $1.99 app, and does an excellent job of diagramming what can otherwise be pretty hard to explain concepts..."


thephotographer.dk: (translated from Danish) "...Application is a one-time pleasure for [1.99] but a very good one. When you have been through the application, so there is more to come after, so you understand how the 4 features working...


DeanatNCSU (iTunes store review): "If you are one of those people for whom taking pictures is simply standing back with a point-and-shoot or *gasp* just using your phone camera, this simple, straight-forward app helps to demystify some of the terminology that "real photographers" throw around. I honestly had no clue what an f stop was, but I feel like this nice interactive introduction provided a good way for me to grasp this term along with how it affects the pictures you take. The lessons provided are short, but have a nice interactive quality to them that adds a great deal. I would love to see more lessons in future updates along with a single interactive lesson where you can adjust everything (f stop, shutter speed, zoom, etc) on a single image so you can really figure out how people dial in on good pictures. Nice work!"


Wilbur Amos (iTunes store review): "As I told you on DPReview, I used your program last night with my beginner photography course that I'm instructing. The response was EXTREMELY positive; all four people in the class that own iPads downloaded it before the night was out. I used the program with a projector, and watched as the bulk of the class experienced an "ahah!" moment. It is an extraordinary tool for teaching new photographers...they ( and I ) would love to see additional lessons on white balance, more info on DOF, and exposure compensation.


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