Best Camera (free) apps for teaching photography

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Re: Best Camera (free) apps for teaching photography

I2K4 wrote:

It sounds like a mix of phones - if lucky most will have either fully functional iPhones or premium Android phones with "Level 3 Camera2 API" enabled. Those with mid-to-budget model Android may not have complete Camera2 API (OEM's famously sabotage it on low-end devices) which would radically limit a) manual settings, b) RAW/DNG output, c) computational (HDR based) camera apps, and.or d) video capabilities. A good introductory exercise for Android might be for students to install and run Camera2Probe (there are several alternatives) that will inform users of the capabilities and limitations of their particular Android phone.

The best on device resource might end up being Youtube, which has a fair number of competent, youth-oriented videos (alongside a lot of amateurish fluff) on specific device models and how to use a variety of stock and third-party camera apps. You might find a general purpose expert instructional video or channel, but might also help students research the particular capabilities of what they've got in hand. (Just searching "photography lessons" in the Android Play Store brings up a lot of instructional apps, would be personal whether any suit the purpose.)

Thank you very much for this advice.  You make some good points here and I will check out that app you discuss.

Will keep searching!

Cheers
Martin

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