When shooting the night sky, knowing where stars are and what constellations you will see is important. How will you know where your stars are if you are location scouting during the day? Author Richard Harrington demonstrates how to use the app Sky Guide to help you know at what time stars and constellations will appear in the night sky.
- I love shooting under the night sky,…but location scouting can be a bit difficult.…Lotta times you wanna go during the day,…when it's easy to get access and get permission.…But I wanna know when the sky is gonna be beautiful…over the historic building here.…Well, using an app called Night Sky, I can actually…see into the future, and it's pretty cool.…I've got it set up right now to be geography-oriented,…so as I take a look around, I can see where the stars are.…Now, right now the sun's out, so the stars are still there,…I just can't see them.…But I could roll forward in time,…and by tapping the fast-forward button…I can actually let time go forward later into the evening.…
And that's gonna allow me to start to see…what sort of things are gonna be coming.…For example, I discovered that if I let this run into about…two, three in the morning,…I can actually see the Milky Way over my shoulder.…So by letting that run forward,…and I just keep an eye out for it,…I can watch a preview of what the horizon…is gonna look like.…
In this course, photographer, video producer, and educator Rich Harrington takes you on a tour of the kinds of apps that can streamline photo and video projects of all kinds. Review different iOS and Android apps to simplify your entire production, from planning shoots remotely to recording audio on set.
- Location scouting virtually
- Annotating photos during location scouting
- Creating storyboards
- Slating camera takes
- Recording audio on location
- Forecasting the weather
- Understanding the position of the sun, moon, and stars