If you’re new to the world of digital SLR’s or would love to learn more, PhotoCaddy HD from Aspyre Solutions Pty Ltd is a great place to start. A new app for the iPad, PhotoCaddy HD is your all-in-one guide to taking that perfect shot.
PhotoCaddy HD is packed full of information and tips that will help you get the most out of your camera. While more directed at users with DSLR’s, even point-and-shoot fans will benefit from some of the advice in this app.
Featuring five different categories including photography essentials, outdoors, people, cities and landscapes – PhotoCaddy HD has you covered in just about every area of photography. The ‘Essentials’ brings you up to speed on basic camera settings such as exposure, flash, ISO level and shutter modes while the other categories provide more specific information relating to your photo subject. Tap on ‘people’ for example, and you will find tips and optimal settings for 14 different types of shots, from babies to couples, portraits and weddings.
Under each particular type of shot, e.g Outdoor Portrait, there is the ability to write your own notes directly into the app by tapping the “+” button in the top-right hand corner of the screen. There is also a tab for user-submitted tips which can be accessed with an internet connection.
The user interface is simple and easy to use, with the navigation bar situated on the left hand side of the screen and the information displayed on the right. At the bottom of the screen are the tabs to flip between photo tips, settings, notes and user tips. It would be great to see some photos in this section, with some examples of the different shots you can achieve by altering the settings that are mentioned for each type of photo.
Bottom Line: A very useful app for any photographer with every aspect covered – but a little pricey at $5.99.
PhotoCaddyHD [iTunes Link] is compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.