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CameraSim 2.0 on Kickstarter

by Philippe Dame on July 20th, 2012

In May 2011, I blogged about CameraSim, a great learning tool that demystifies the basics of your DSLR camera. The creators, Jonathan and Josh, are trying to tackle an ambition v2.0 and are raising funds on Kickstarter to get it done. I recommend funding the project if it interests you (deadline is August 16th).

The first version of CameraSim includes:

  • Aperture/f-stop
  • Shutter speed
  • ISO
  • Focal length
  • Parallax
  • ‘Camera shake’ blur
  • Tripod stabilization
  • Subject motion blur
  • Over- and under-exposure
  • Exposure priority modes

Version 2 will include:

  • NEW scenes that simulate various photography challenges. This has been our #1 feature request!
  • See the effects of different lenses (i.e. zoom, telephoto, prime, macro, etc.)
  • See the effects of different image sensor sizes (i.e cropped, full-frame, etc.)
  • White balance, demonstrated and explained
  • Exposure compensation, demonstrated and explained
  • Composition principles, demonstrated and explained
  • HDR photography, demonstrated and explained
  • Save-able CameraSim photos to compare shots and settings
  • RAW vs JPEG, demonstrated and explained
  • Simulate fundamental post-processing concepts (i.e. histograms, saturation, contrast, cropping, vignetting, etc.)
  • An “Instructor mode” to suppress the hints and helpful feedback, allowing an instructor to use CameraSim as a wonderful interactive visual aid in a classroom or presentation setting.
  • A fun, gamified approach to learning DSRL photography (i.e. levels, achievements, etc.)

Live Funding Progress Update

Let me know if you back the project!

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