The Photo Guide is the most comprehensive guide to photography on the App Store!

If you like photography as much as we do, you will love the Photo Guide.

"I don't hesitate to recommend The Photo Guide to digital photographers. [...] The photo examples are excellent, and the text is concise and clear."

Explore the fantastic world of photography with a beautiful and interactive app on your iPhone or iPad.

Today, almost everyone has access to a camera, but most users only leverage a fraction of its potential. Our goal is to change this. The Photo Guide starts off with the basics of photography and goes into great detail to help you improve your skills to finally make better photos.

We built the Photo Guide for seasoned photography enthusiasts, as well as for total beginners.

We dedicated an entire category to everyone who is just getting started with photography. The topics are result-oriented, practical, and deliberately avoid unnecessary technical terms.

Great image composition is a key element of great photography. The Photo Guide covers a huge range of interesting aspects.

See how specific photos were taken. Which shutter speed, aperture, etc. was chosen and why, which lighting is best and much more!

Learn about the different kinds of cameras, lenses, lens filters and much more, to make informed decisions what should be part of your gear.

The cameras in our mobile devices are extremely capable. It’s time to take these amazing cameras seriously. This category teaches everything about iPhone & iPad photography.

Practical tips and tricks for when you’re out capturing your next great photographs.

You can only master photography if you fully understand what’s happening behind the scenes, when you press the shutter button of your camera.

You already know everything about photography? Check out the quiz and find out if there's stuff you didn't know.

Oh no, what's “Hyper-focal distance". Several hundred glossary entries will help you. Photography is not rocket science but so much fun!

# For beginners and seasoned photographers
# Universal App for iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch
# iCloud sync of favorites, read articles and quiz progress
# 100% offline content - available everywhere you want to shoot!
# Interactive, beautiful and easy to understand
# More than 1,000 images to learn from including their Exif and location data

Please contact us from inside the app or through our website and give us your feedback. Is there anything we should improve? If you’re missing any specific topics, please let us know! Let us know about any problems, we’re here to help:

Bad Elf, Canon, Enjoyyourcamera (quenoX), Fujifilm, GoPro, Hasselblad, HOYA, Leica, Lexar, Linhof, Lytro, Nikon, Novoflex, Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh / Pentax, Phase One, SanDisk, Schneider-Kreuznach, B+W Filter, SD Association, Sony, Transcend, Wanderlust, Zeiss for providing fantastic image material for the Photo Guide!

The world of photography is endless and so is the potential of the Photo Guide! The Photo Guide team would be glad to receive feedback, get back to work and provide free updates regarding completely new topics. There's so much we haven't "talked" about in the app yet.

What’s New

Version 4.2.2

Minor polish and bug fixing.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Techno Shaman ,

Great quick-reference on photo terms and tips.

This app is a great reference for non-photographers to understand various photography concepts. Not only is there a comprehensive glossary of terms, but there are topical areas to explore for both complex (D/SLR) and simpler cameras. Bonus is a section on iPhone-specific photography, and how to get the most from the iPhone camera.

For folks new to photography, this app is recommended to illustrate concepts. There's even a section on example setups for taking different types of pictures with D/SLR cameras.

For folks a bit more experienced with photography, the glossary is a great way to look things up you may have forgotten, and the included quick ensures you're on your game when it comes to photography terms.

Long words ,


It's a app that has a ton of info on photography! Helpfull to people beginning photography.a handy reference for experienced photographers as well. New update blasts even more matirial.

SRLinde ,

Poor translation

Overall a good app with helpful hints and good explanations of photo technique. The translation from German is often awkward, however, and frequently inaccurate. The quiz section still has explanations in German, not translated. Moreover, many of the questions are unclear due to the awkward translation and most of the answers are frankly wrong. This would be a four or five star app if the translation were reworked by someone whose native language is English, the explanations in the quiz translated, and the quiz answers corrected.

Developer Response ,

The Photo Guide just got a huge update – it's a completely new app with all new content. Please give version 4 a try, we think you will like it!


BLUE BOX - Productions
1.5 GB

Requires iOS 11.0 and watchOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, German

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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