When you have a photo or video shoot, knowing where the sun will be in the sky is important. This will help you plan for what to bring and help you now what quality of light you will be under. In this movie, author Richard Harrington demonstrates how to know where the sun and moon will be in the sky with the app SunSeeker.
- Understanding when the sun comes up…and when it's gonna be at its peak is useful,…but sometimes it's difficult to know exactly…where the sun's gonna be.…Fortunately though, using your tablet or your smartphone,…you can take advantage of augmented reality…to precisely track the path of the sun or the moon.…I like to do this with an app called Sun Seeker.…Now, this presents similar information…to what you just saw with Focalware.…You'll note that it gives you a diagram to indicate…the peak of the sun as well as its general path,…but what's quite useful here is the ability…to switch over to a 3D view.…
Now, once you give it permission to see your camera,…I'll just uncover my camera here,…I can now see what's happening.…So for example, if I follow that path,…I can see where the sun is going to be.…And right now it's a bit higher…and it tells me that the sun's right there.…Well, you might be thinking,…"It's not hard to figure out…"where the sun is now unless you really have…"a hard time spotting things.…"Look for the big bright spot in the sky."…
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