The world of iPhone apps for photographers continues to expand and innovate beyond anything I could have imagined just a few short years ago. I recently shared my 5 favorite iPhone apps for photographers. I’ve since discovered the following 3 new photography apps that just blew me away:
- The Photographer’s Ephemeris – I’ve been looking for an app like this for a long time and a must have for any landscape photographer. All of my other sun and moon apps are suddenly useless compared to this app.
iTunes Description: “The Photographer’s Ephemeris (TPE) is a tool to help with the planning of all types of outdoor photography, but particularly landscape and urban scenes. It is a map-centric sun and moon calculator: see how the light will fall on the land, be it day or night, for any location on earth. TPE’s map-based approach means you are not limited to a predefined list of locations, which often don’t include the places many photographers go. Instead, search for any place name on the planet or position the map pin exactly where you want it.”
- Camera for iPad – uses wireless technology to sync the camera on your iPhone with iPad (or iTouch). The iPad will show what the iPhone camera is seeing. Then uses some very nice capture controls to capture a high resolution image and save to the iPad. The long term possibilities of this technology are very exciting for photographers.
iTunes Description: “And now for something truly Magical. Add a camera to your iPad (or iPod touch)–wirelessly! Easily connects your iPhone to your iPad to add the camera from one to the other. Simply start Camera for iPad on both devices, and they’ll find each other. Your iPad shows what the iPhone’s camera is seeing. Intuitive controls let you zoom with a pinch or rotate with a swipe. And just tap the button to take a high resolution photo that is saved onto your iPad.”
- Rick Sammon’s 24/7 Photo Buffet – This application is exciting for a couple of reasons. Rick Sammon is a seasoned photographer with tons of great tips / tricks. I own several of his books and I always find a couple of great tips in each book. This application shares many of the tips and tricks in his books. The beauty of it is – Rick continues to update the application with new content and its a great simple to use central repository of his tips and tricks. It underscores some of the very unique and creative possibilities the Apple AppStore provides for photographers.
iTunes Description: “Rick Sammon’s 24/7 Photo Buffet: an expert photographer in your hip pocket. Rick Sammon’s 24/7 Photo Buffet will make you a better photographer. Our buffet offers photographic advice, tips, and techniques collected during Rick’s 30+ years of professional experience. The interactive app is packed with detailed mini-articles, live-action movies, screen movies, and over 200 great photos. Use this app as a reference to learn basic and advanced techniques, or as a searchable guide to find a quick fix for a tricky photographic situation. This is like having Rick – one of today’s top professional photographers and authors – in your hip pocket – 24/7.”