Why spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on a camera to get average pictures? PhotoHelper lets you take better pictures by optimizing settings on your camera to better suit each particular situation – easily, in seconds, and without a math degree!

With a few taps, PhotoHelper lets you enter information about your camera, lighting conditions and the subject you are shooting (including target depth of field needed). It takes this information and automatically tells you how to adjust the settings of your camera to:

• Ensure your subject is in focus (i.e. within depth-of-field/hyperfocal range)
• Avoid unwanted motion blur as well as over/under exposure
• Sidestep common pitfalls such as camera shake and/or grainy pictures

You can easily adjust the recommended speed, aperture, ISO, depth-of-field or target exposure parameters - the effect of your changes and potential warnings is displayed in real time. Typical depth-of-field (DOF) calculators provide only partial information, leaving you with the task of finding the right combination of shutter speed, ISO and exposure. PhotoHelper lets you visually see how all these work together – making the process much simpler and faster.

Many cameras are different! There are no 'generic' settings - PhotoHelper allows you to get the particular settings for YOUR camera. The included database supports most popular cameras and formats, including Canon, Casio, Fujifilm, HP, Kodak, Leica, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax and Sony. It also provides generic formats for 35mm, Digital SLR, APS-H, APS-C, Medium format, and most compact cameras. The supported lens range is from 2 to 1500mm.

If you are interested in a technical description of how PhotoHelper combines depth-of-field, angular velocity and other elements with information about your subject and camera to generate its recommendations, please visit our website!

NOTE: This application does NOT use or adjust the camera on the iPhone.

What’s New

Version 3.3

- App updated for iOS10.2
- Camera model database updated with all new models to ensure your camera is listed!

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

BobTheGamer ,

Excellent app - a must have if you own a digital SLR camera

I have always had trouble setting the correct settings in my camera to ensure pictures come out sharp and with all my subjects within the focus (depth-of-field) range, and I don't care about doing a lot of math... here I can just describe my photo and get great recommendations for my specific camera. Generic recommendations are completely useless as cameras differ - this app rocks!

iPadiMac ,

Offers Little

My first impression of this app is that it offers me little to no value. It looks simplistic and bland, and lacks most of the features in other apps like Set My Camera.

Felizdentist ,

A must for people wanting to master the manual modes of SLRs

I am a "photographer-want-to-be" and I am always looking for a way to get better pictures. I figured there had to be an app that could help and came across this one. I bought and have to say, I am very happy I did. It was easy to use and accurate in helping me take some homecoming pictures, as well as pictures at a swim meet. It helped me choose an ISO, aperture and shutter speed and they worked great. Then, I decided to make some changes because I wanted a faster speed and I unlocked the recommendations and was able to see how far I could go. In short, I recommend it for the people that like me, are getting familiarized with the manual settings in their camera and want to take nicer pictures.


Dynamic Process Technologies, Inc.
2.3 MB
Photo & Video

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2010-2017 Dynamic Process Technologies, Inc.


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