Photography is a visual medium and many aspiring photographers are visual learners. I wanted to share a few resources that help teach photography principles in a visual way.
CameraSim is a cool embeddable application that shows you how adjusting the various settings on your camera will influence the result in your final photo. It’s a great way to get instant feedback and see how shutter speed, ISO, and aperture work together.
Jon Arnold, the guy behind CameraSim has several other useful and educational photography tools including a full 3D game style simulator. The simulator lets you walk around a 3D environment and pick up a virtual camera to practice with. The You can try the demo here.
This handy web application written by Michael Bemowski will visually teach you the relationship between focal length, apature, and positioning and how all of those factors will influence your depth of field and bokeh.
Another camera simulator, this one is from Canon. This resource has some good information as well as challenge mode to test your knowledge.
A lens simulator from Nikon. Useful for seeing the difference in different lenses and sensor sizes in the Nikon lineup.