In this installment, I’ll share a few of my favorite “photo utilities” as I all them.
These apps are for shooting with a non-iPhone camera (like a DSLR).
Best Photo Times ($1.99) (3.4MB)
Originally I got the free version. I quickly learned that I couldn’t look into the future at the next day’s sunrise/set,
moon rise/set, with the free one, so I bought it. (can’t remember if I paid $.99 or the now $1.99)
This app simulates the position of both the sun and moon so you can determine the best shooting time.
Golden Hour Lite [free] (60.2MB)
This app gives you the golden hour times (warm color temperature that happens during the first and last hour of sunlight each day) – EXAMPLE – and the blue hour times (cool color temperature twilight part of each morning and evening) – EXAMPLE .
This app is ad supported, but it’s not annoying. There is a paid version for $5.99.
The Sun – Rise and Fall [free] (16.4MB)
This app shows the sunrise and sunset times, plus the total sun up time in hours & minutes.
It’s also ad supported.
FlashBang (free) (3.7MB)
This app calculates the approximate distance a thunderstorm is from where you are.
See the flash (press flash) hear the bang (press bang) = distance calculated.
Simple. Clean. No ads.
Shralp Tide [free] (8.1MB)
This app checks the tides depending on your location. It’s pretty accurate.
My favorite place to photograph is the beach and this is very helpful for knowing what to expect for a sunrise shot.
Tides [free] (1.9MB)
This is a Tide Table app that receives it’s information from NOAA.
It lets you scroll through a few days at a time, allowing you to see high and lows for each day.
Yes, it’s ad supported.