The Photographer’s Ephemeris (TPE) is not an application like the others: it doesn’t deal with only smart photography, but it is a very useful tool for a photographer.
The TPE app is available with fee for every kind of mobile device, both in Apple Store and Android Play Store, and for free, in desktop version.
The most innovative aspect of this application is that it uses Google Maps (satellite too) and permits to exactly calculate the location, the high and the direction of the sun and the moon according to specific and selected place and time, in the future too. Through TPE app we can always know the specific points where the sun and the moon rise and go beyond the horizon. For the chosen place, TPE displays a time line in which it’s possible to simulate the movement of the sun or the moon in a specific time range. Obviously this permits a photographer to always be in the right place at the right time!
An other exceptional function of the TPE app is displaying the calculation of the shadows’length, according to an automatic and precise calculation of the altitude compared with the horizon line. In addition, it can measure our location through the GSM or we can directly search for any place (registered on Google Maps) in the search bar.
In conclusion, it’s possible to create a database with our points of interest to upgrade with personal notes. Saving the points of interest as cookies, it’s possible to export the database in order not to lose any data.
I find it very useful and I suggest you to download it or to conclut the web site. Do you already know it? Do you suggest me other similar apps? I wait for you in the comments!