A fresh vision for photography education.
In order to allow people to practice photography without spending a penny in photo gear, The Magic Camera is the solution.
It is an interactive 3D gaming environment that will allow all layers of the society to learn, practice and enhance their gear and photography knowledge in a way never seen before.
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REAL LIFE ISSUES
- You don’t have enough money for expensive photo gears yet.
- You feel lost and with lack of perspectives.
- Coronavirus Lockdown Limitations to practice photography.
- Afraid of using camera outdoors due to criminality.
- Lack of opportunities in life.
- Physically impaired.
- Feeling discrimination in real life experiences.
- Would like to practice the new skills that you learn online, but you face too many stopping points to practice outdoors.
- Busy during daytime and missing sun light to practice.
- Tired to wait for the help of friends in order to practice portraits or lighting.
- Bought the camera and are lost with so many buttons and controls.
- You think that you might do the wrong choice of photo equipment.
- Don’t want to lose time and resources or it’s impossible to go to presencial photo classes.
- Struggling with the choice of the best camera or lens.
HOW TO SOLVE?
The features of the simulator will help you practice a ton of photography techniques such as lens and cameras characteristics, composition, framing, natural light photography, off camera flash, outdoors and indoor photography, landscape, portraits, creative lighting and much more. All of these without spending a dime on photo gear.
It’s a disruptive platform that allows all layers of the society to have the same opportunities. We believe that knowledge is powerful and should be in everybody’s hands in an easy and accessible way.
Spot on!! The Magic Camera App is an attempt at something different. The core concept is to bring a new platform to learn, teach and practice photography in a non-boring, fun and unforgettable way.
THE MAGIC CAMERA FEATURES’ LIST
PHOTOGRAPH ANYTIME IN A 3D ENVIROMENT
Walk around the virtual scene and choose where you want to shoot.
Internal or external? Both options are available.
CAMERAS AND LENSES FOR FREE?
With The Magic Camera Experience you will be able to choose between selected models of cameras (cropped, Micro 4/3 and Full Frame) and lenses (Prime, Zoom, Cine).
You’ll instantly see and understand their characteristics such as ISO capability, vignetting, chromatic aberration, sharpness, variable aperture on zoom lenses and other technical features that you’ll love to learn.
MANUAL AND AUTO-FOCUS
Real cameras and lenses can offer manual or auto focus capabilities. And of course you are going to experience this with the simulator.
`NATURAL LIGHT SUPERPOWERS
It’s difficult for beginners to understand lighting and the best time of the day to photograph, right?
Not anymore. With the Natural Light Superpowers you’ll be able to choose the time of the day you want to photograph and not only. You can also choose the weather condition.
It’s the fastest way to understand the difference in shadows from a cloudy or sunny day for example. Golden hour anytime? Of course! Just one touch distance!
EMBRACING THE WORLD
The simulator is ready to conquer the world and, initially, it is available in 4 languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish and Russian.
It’s a wish for mankind, but only available in the simulator (for now)!
You can choose anytime of the day to photograph and practice your knowledge.
ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
The Magic Camera will let you choose latitude and longitude to properly simulate the natural light conditions in your city (or anywhere you want).
Real time lapses can take from seconds to many hours.
The Magic Camera will let you speed up and get a full understanding of the result of the time-lapse in no time.
No, you’re not on candid camera!
A good camera simulator should allow you to… take pictures, right?
And of course you’ll not miss this function in The Magic Camera Simulator.
Press the button and see your magic happening.
THE IMAGE GALLERY
A picture is good, but what about an image gallery?
Of course you’re covered here as well!
Just open the gallery to see and compare your magic photos.
Exchangeable Image File Format (EXIF) is a standard that defines specific information related to an image or other media.
In a simple way, the simulator will show you all the information of the pictures taken, like a real camera.
The EXIF will be your best companion to let you remember and understand your camera settings while reviewing your pictures.
SAVE THE SCENE
Every time you do a picture you’re automatically saving your scene with the camera, lens, model, objects and light positioning.
Do you want to continue your scene from where you left yesterday? Don’t worry. Just take a picture, go to the gallery, open the image and touch on it.
TRIPOD OR NOT
Use your phone to rotate around and immerse yourself in the most advanced photography experience ever made in a mobile device!
Do you want to put your camera on a tripod? No problem. With one touch your camera will be stable and you have more time to perfect your composition skills.
VARIABLE ND FILTER
A common accessory for some advanced photographers is the ND Filter.
This filter reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor and allows photographers to use wider apertures during daylight, for example.
You can easily simulate a Variable ND Filter of up to 10EV by dragging a slider.
CONTROL THE TIME
It was difficult for beginners to visualize and understand lighting and the best time of day to shoot.
Not anymore. With the superpowers of natural light, choosing the time of day you want to photograph is simple.
Choose from 3 time control modes:
Manual – You choose the time of day.
Time Lapse – Accelerated time that allows you to view 24 hours in a few minutes.
Current Time – The local time when using the simulator.
To shoot at golden hour, you no longer have to wait for hours or the next day.
CONTROL THE WEATHER
The photographer can choose the climatic conditions among several options.
Sunny, Cloudy, Fog, Light Rain, Storm and Clear Sky are some of them.
The system allows you to understand the difference in the shadows of a cloudy or sunny day, for example.
ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
Choose latitude and longitude to properly simulate natural light conditions in your city (or anywhere you want).
PHOTOGRAPH THE MOON
The moon is amazing and we know it!
Every photographer, at least once in the lifetime, will try to photograph the moon.
If you don’t have the proper equipment to try it for real, just open the simulator and the moon will be there for you.
And you know what is best? You don’t need to wait days for the full moon. Just choose the moon phase you wish.
FLASH AND MODIFIERS TO CHOOSE
You didn’t buy your speedlite or studio flash yet?
No worries! You’re good to go with the simulator!
Just get your light, choose your modifier (what photographers put in front of the flash to change the characteristic of the light) and position them the way you like!
Change power, height and color gels.
You can choose between a series of snoot, reflector, umbrella, parabolic umbrella, reflective umbrella, square softbox, rectangular softbox, stripbox.
A MODEL WITH YOU ANYTIME
How would it be to have a walk in a beautiful scenario and make a model appear for you to photograph instantly? Now you can!
And you can also insert other elements in your scene. Maybe an incredibly animated horse will suit your composition? What about a bench?
You choose what you want! It’s your creation and your vision.
Place your model by touching the screen with two fingers.
The Magic Camera simulator brings to you the same DSLRs and Mirrorless built-in image adjustments.
White balance, contrast, saturation and Hue adjustments at your fingertips.
You’ll find composition guidelines extremely helpful in your first steps into the photography world.
Smartphones, DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras offer to you the possibility to enable or disable these guides.
The Magic Camera also offers you the possibility to enable both “rule of thirds”, diagonals and center guides.
The app also brings a novelty in the area of sound design. Ambience sounds were captured by the developer using binaural technology, which recreates the feeling of being in person at the captured location. To have the full experience, the user needs to wear headphones.
The Magic Camera Experience was created by the Brazilian photographer Daniel Farjoun. The same creator of Canal da Foto (millions of views in youtube) and a successful Interactive online photography school in Brazil since 2013.
Daniel Farjoun is a professional photographer with passion for technology and experience for more than 20 years in the imaging industry.
Check-out his portfolio here.
EBOOKS TO LEARN PHOTOGRAPHY
Two ebooks, illustrated and didactically explained, can be purchased within the application.
Ebook 1 – The Magic Composition – 370 pages to develop composition, framing, understanding of colors and creativity. What differentiates ordinary people from photographers. Knowledge to shoot well inside the simulator or with any other camera, including your smartphone.
Ebook 2 – The Magic Camera, whose presentation video has almost 1 million views on Youtube. 350+ illustrated and commented pages to fully understand how to control your camera and other things related to the universe of cameras and lenses.