GREAT App for Successful Landscape Photography

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: July 4, 2014

Category: General

Hi Folks

How’s it going?

We’re still away in Devon for a few more days of R&R and absolutely loving it!

So much to see and do down here and for Creatives this whole area including the Jurassic Coastline is an absolute gift; the scenery is simply stunning!

As I mentioned in the previous post I’m not normally one for taking landscape pictures of any kind but being here has definitely opened my eyes to it and I’m actually finding myself thoroughly enjoying it PLUS it’s always good to try something new and for fun; it keeps you fresh, forces you to see things in a different way and keeps you learning … and that most definitely is a good thing right 🙂

Yesterday morning I set the alarm even earlier (3.30am) so I could head down to Lyme Regis Harbour and photograph the sunrise. It’s only a short 10 minute drive from where we are staying but having seen how quickly the sky can change (literally second by second) I wanted to get down there in plenty of time to photograph the sun light as it came from behind the hills.

Ok so I just have to let you know about a GREAT App I’m using on my iPhone that has helped me out massively whilst away and getting me in the right place at the right time when photographing the landscape shots.

I put a message out across social media a few weeks back asking if folks could recommend a good app for indicating when and where the sunset and sunrise would be and so many of you responded. Thanks so much if you were one of them and yes I did check them all out too. The one that I really liked and have now ended up using all the time is Rick Sammon’s Photo Sundial.

For me it does what it says on the tin: looks great, easy to use and tells me what I want to know with no fuss.

photosundial_iphoneThere’s a saying that goes ‘the harder I work the luckier I get‘ but I’ll add to that … ‘the more I plan the luckier I get‘ because the times I’ve used this app it’s got me into the exact position and at the exact time I needed to be to catch the sunrise and sunset; it just couldn’t have worked out better.

Of course the app does a lot more than just telling you where and when the sunset and sunrise will be but the great thing is how intuitive it is and I love how rather than just being a compass directing you where the sun will be, the app gives you a google map view of where you are so you can orientate your device and see exactly where it will be. You can then just click and drag on the sun icon to see where the sun will be at times throughout the day…Brilliant!

Rick Sammon’s Photo Sundial is available for both the iPhone and iPad and definitely one to check out:

Photo Sundial on iTunes [LINK]

Right that’s all from me so have a fantastic weekend and to all our wonderful American friends aka family…Happy 4th July!

Catch you soon,

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