The Photographer's Ephemeris

The Photographer's Ephemeris

By Crookneck Consulting LLC

App Ratings: 5
Based on 856 Reviews

The Photographer's Ephemeris App Description

"Head and shoulders above the crowd is The Photographer’s Ephemeris. Odd name, great app." - National Geographic "One of the most useful apps for any nature photographer" - Outdoor Photographer Magazine "It worked perfectly. The program was dead on…" - National Geographic "One of the most powerful photography applications that I've seen, one that you'll be using for years and years." - AdoramaTV The Photographer's Ephemeris (TPE) helps plan outdoor photography shoots in natural light, particularly landscape and urban scenes. It's a map-centric Sun, Moon and Milky Way calculator: see how the light will fall on the land, day or night, for any location on earth. Whether you need at-a-glance information on today's sun, moon and Milky Way data for your current location, or need to plan a precise alignment of the full moon for a future shoot, TPE has the tools you need. The combination of augmented reality, line-of-sight analysis and visual search supports the most sophisticated photo planning needs. Night mode features a 3D representation of the Milky Way, pole stars and major constellations directly over the map, so you can easily visualize exactly how to align your shot. Research and save your own list of favorite photographic locations, using 7 different map types (including 2 offline maps) and save them in your locations list. Favorite locations are always displayed right on the map. Advanced features including visual sun and moon search, automatic time zone and elevation detection, correction for atmospheric refraction and height above the horizon, ensuring that you have the best possible information for planning your shoot. You can even determine when the sun or moon will rise from behind nearby hills and mountains. Key features: - Time/direction of sun, moon, and galactic center rise/set - View azimuth and altitude of sun/moon and the galactic center for any time of day/night - Milky Way, stars and asterisms visualization via 3D map overlay - Moon phase and % illumination - Civil, nautical and astronomical twilight - 2 topographic maps - 2 offline map types - Movable map pins: drag and drop the pin exactly where you need it - Map autorotation using the compass (on compatible devices) - Shadow lengths displayed to scale on map - Save any location you want: no fixed lists - Celestial events including moon phases, apogee, perigee, solstice, equinox - Network connection not required for rise/set time, azimuths and sun/moon position Advanced features: - Augmented reality view for on location scouting - Saved location synchronization between devices and the free TPE web app - Automatic time zone detection - Elevation above sea level - Distance, bearing and elevation angle between any two points - Location import/export from KML - Magnetic north option - Configurable timeline display - Sun/moon transit times - 'Golden hour' time/duration - Light pollution overlay Geek features: - Line of sight analysis - Find when the sun/moon will appear from behind a hill or ridge - Advanced visual sun and moon search - Azimuth or altitude search priority - New crescent moon visibility - Distance to the visible horizon Available map types include: - Standard, Satellite/Hybrid, Terrain - OpenCycleMap Topographic - OpenStreetMap Sunrise/sunset color forecasts are available with a subscription to the Skyfire service, available via in-app purchase. Note: - Maps and elevation-based calculations require a data connection, except for offline map tiles previously downloaded and stored on your device - Topographic map data is available only between 60°N and 47°S - Availability of map types is subject to change, due to 3rd party map service availability, terms or conditions - The app itself supports only English language at present - Augmented reality requires an iPhone 6s (or later), iPad Pro or 2017 model and iOS 11 or later


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App Reviews

  • Pretty handy

    By bozebill
    This app helps a bunch in planning placement of sun and moon sets/rises once the subject scout hunt results in success. It’s pretty deep in its feature set too. Those I’ve tapped prove useful and fun. Recommend highly.
  • Great app but...

    By magri
    It works very well for sun/moon alignment but don’t rely on this app for sky colors. It fails quite a lot. The days that the app was showing very intense colors on the map I went out to photograph and it ended up being very boring and no much colors and the days that shows no colors at all, like white, I look outside my window and the sky and clouds were totally pink and beautiful colors. Trust in your instincts and go out when you think there’s a chance to be nice. Don’t trust this app for that!
  • The best

    By Jason Ruoff
    Simply the best app for planning photo shoots.
  • Love this app

    By mebyard
    I use the app often to plan my photo outings.
  • Great Planning tool

    By l2daf
    Will make the fun of photography even more FUN Thanks
  • Daily checker

    By Hitecdan
    I use this app everyday to check conditions. The apps has a learning curve but once you start using it it becomes second nature. Excellent for planning photo trips and locations. I really like the night time/Milky Way mode and the optional Skyfire feature. Highly recommend this app if your into landscape photography. Only issues I’ve had is the clunky sign in process for Skyfire. Usually have to turn the WiFi off on my iPhone in order to sign in.
  • Don’t Leave Home Without It!

    By JGLowe
    I travel a fair bit and keep TPE in a special directory on the front page of my iPad. I never even think about shooting a sunrise without planning my shots using TPE. TPE tells me when and where I will get the best shot. I can see if I should change locations, recompose or try for another day. TPE is it for me. So appreciative of the updates as well. No negatives.
  • Nothing else like it!

    By Sue D Nimh
    Extremely useful app, if you want to plan your photography for a trip or event. Pick your location-instantly you see sun and moon rise and set times. Tap on the date to pick a future date. Swipe a finger across the display at the bottom to see the direction of sun or moon overlaid on the map-satellite photo help plan the shot, and even tells you if terrain will obstruct your view of eg sunset. I have used it to choose location for a one time trip to the Mackinaw Bridge, as well as look to see where is the closest place to travel for the next solar eclipse. If you care about getting the most good locations for your photo trip, hands down this is the one to get!
  • Great app!

    By Scubabert
    No bugs or issues that I can see.
  • Key app for all outdoor photography

    By SF Presidio
    As I collected apps on my Apple devices I found several to be my first choice for photography. The data provided by TPE has helped me take contest winning images. I recommend TPE as one of the first investments anyone working outdoors should make. It will prove a reliable friend in the field.