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 when sunrise, sunset and golden hour are with the app Focalware.
- So we're spotting out some potential exterior locations…and I wanna really understand where the sun is gonna be.…Now, what I've got is an application here called Focalware…and it's pretty simple.…I've launched it and if I tap on my geography here,…I'll just hit the information button,…you see that it found my current location.…Now, you can switch that to any particular location…using your mapping services.…Now, that looks good.…So I'll go off of that and if I need to,…I can change the date,…but we'll work with two weeks into the future.…
We're gonna be back out here near the 4th of July…and what I wanna know is when sunrise and sunset is.…Well, looks like the sun's gonna be up at about 5:50…in the morning and will be set by about 8:40 at night.…Well, that's quite useful.…Additionally, if I tap the icon,…I can switch from the sun to the moon…and I see that the moon is still gonna be up…a little bit there in the morning…and it will actually be setting in the early evening.…So what this means is is that the sun and the moon…
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