The Photographer's Ephemeris

The Photographer's Ephemeris

By Crookneck Consulting LLC

App Ratings: 5
Based on 1,063 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 (covering lower 48, southern Canada and Europe) 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

  • Photo planing tools

    By ravenii
    I have been using the web app for while and today I purchased the “Photo planing tools” package. After spending a little while, preparing for a trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton, I am really glad. I do see what I have been missing, even though the web app is good. TPE, TPE 3D and TPT are inseparables and work seamlessly. Get or upgrade to the tools package if you already have the TPE.
  • An incredibly useful app

    By marcmandy
    I’ve been using this in all of my night shoots and find it indispensable!
  • So Many Uses!

    By BigBen1861
    There are obviously many ways to use this for photography, but there’s so much more! Where should you buy seats to the game/concert so you’re not staring into the sun? Depends on the time of day.
  • Great tool for a photographer

    By rennie mcsomething
    I use this app all of the time.
  • Beautifully Done

    By rus5
    I just wish the morons at microsoft and lately Apple could design and write software half this well. Very well thought out, beautifully conceived, written and extremely useful. These three apps (or any one of them for that matter) take your photography to an entirely new level. They work together perfectly. Very complimentary with PhotoPills (you definitely want these three apps even if you already have it). What a pleasure ...
  • Extremely useful.

    By Unabirder
    I’ve been using this app for about a year or more and it has proven very useful. I have several locations saved near home and a National Park where I go to to observe and photograph sun and moon rises and sets. Particularly, I try to photograph moon rises or sets within the Earth’s Shadow. This app provides the times and locations where this will happen. What it cannot do is control the weather, so ultimately it is still a challenge, but using this app ensures that you have all the information at hand to be in the right place at the right time.
  • For City/Landscape Photographs

    By HSchmauch
    It is great to show you the elevation and “Flow” of the land. Also it has 4 types of maps showing this in Google & 2 using Apple maps. You can see what you are getting into, but you must remember the this is just a map form yesterday, new trails or changes are not shown. Also the view is of the elevation is great as long as they haven’t built anything or grasses/trees grown too much, which is not true for Charlotte,NC. All this being said, I related the program a 5 Star because it shows you so many points of view, the sun & moon flow in the sky at a specific time and a better location to at least start looking for a good spot to get the frame you want. This program is great for starting a plan from your house and then going out for the picture.
  • Fantastic app for planning moonrise’s, sunsets, Milky Way shots

    By pazizipa
    One of my most favorite apps for planning photo opportunities!
  • A must for astrophotographers

    By iJano
    Amazingly powerful app that is a must have for planning shots of the moon or any astrophotography! Thanks to this app that my instructor used, we were able to get fantastic shots of the Milky Way galaxy as it appears over local natural landmarks at night, which would just not be possible without incredible amounts of guesswork otherwise.
  • Excellent Application could use some additional features.

    By DBLClick
    Very useful app, easy to use maps and the ability to predict orbital routes is super. I would really love to see a tidal feature added to the application, for us closer to water to know when the tide is in or out and its time. Please add.