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SUNPOSITION SITE CLICK ON CALCULATOR

ROTATE THE DIALS TO GRAPHICALLY LAYOUT YOUR SUBJECT LOCATION PLAN & CREATE AN ILLUSTRATION OF THE SUNS POSITIONS AND EFFECTS ON A SUBJECT ON YOUR LOCATION SITE. IT WILL VISUALLY MAKE IT EASY TO VIEW THE POSITIONS AND SEE PRECISE TIMES OF IMPORTANCE. JUST DIAL DIFFERANT COMPOSITE DRAWINGS ON THE iPHONE, iPOD TOUCH, iPAD OR iPAD MINI AS IF MAKING NOTES ON PAPER.

SAVE THEM IN MEMORY AND E-MAIL TO ASSOCIATES

SAVE THE STUDIES ON YOUR APPLE SYSTEM IN MEMORY & iCLOUD. REVIEW THEM LATER FOR ADDITIONAL STUDIES.

ALSO SAVE GPS AND MAP QUEST.

NOTE: ANY SUNPOSITION SITE CAN BE USED FOR THE INITIAL SUN POSITIONS. WE USE THIS SITE DUE TO IT'S SIMPLICITY. WE DO NOT HAVE ANY LEGAL TIES TO THIS SITE.

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STEP 1

SET THE CAMERA ANGLE

SNAPSHOT FROM LOCATION FILES OF A DAM IN THE NORTHWEST.

ONE IN A SERIES OF FINAL PICTURE'S TAKEN

SATELIGHT IMAGE TAKEN FROM GOOGLE EARTH OF THE LOCATION SHOWING DESIRED CAMERA ANGLE.

TAKE A COMPASS READING LOOKING AT THE DESIRED SCENE, (CAMERA ANGLE).

HERE IT IS LOOKING AT AZIMUTH 325

ON THE SUNPLANR DIAL SET THE GREEN CAMERA CONE TO THAT COMPASS READING

HERE IT IS 325

ESTABLISH THE PRODUCT LINE ON THE COMPASS AS TO HOW IT SITS ON THE LOCATION AND COMPASS

SET THE PRODUCT LINE ON THE DIAL

IN THIS EXAMPLE THE LINE IS AT 55 AND 235.

THE LINE IS AT 55 AND 235

STEP 2

DETERMINE THE PRODUCT LINE

STEP 3

SET THE SUN TO DESIRED POSITIONS

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• IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE TIMES OF SUNRISE AND SUNSET, GO TO "INFO" ON THE DIAL FOR AN EASY SITE •

CLICK ON INFO TO GET THE SUNPOSITION SITE & DIRECTIONS.

IN THE ABOVE PICTURE B, I WANTED THE SUN COMING FROM THE RIGHT SIDE TO CREATE THE SHADOWS TO THE LEFT. WHEN THE SUN WAS AT AROUND 114.15 DEGREE'S SHOOTING TIME WAS BETWEEN 8:AM AND 8:30

SUN POSITION

EXAMPLE

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It's a great tool for Professors and students in teaching and learning sun lighting.

Please check out the contact page for other occupations.

NOW SKETCH A LAYOUT OF YOUR OUTDOOR LOCATION SET WITH THIS APP

Car Photographers: Know when the sun will and won't work on a location.

Movie Directors: Graphically see the time's of day the sun will be around the set.

Location Scouts can log the location bearings and graphic effects in saved files and e-mail them to the office.

Professor's: This can change how your students approach sunlight in outdoor Photography.

Architects in the planning stage can review how the sun works on their building and timing.

Students will understand much quicker how the sun can be effective on their subject.

Amateur Photographers and hobbyists: Use as an aid for understanding the sun as key light.

Aerial Photography can be planned viewing graphically instead of imagening the sun positions on the Earth.

Art Directors review proposed results with Scouts in the field thru emailing the graphics, GPS & Mapquest

Solar planning is so easy.

The App will show you if the camera has to move to work with sweet light

Know when a location won't work and how to change it.

Professors using the App can appreciate the ease of teaching outdoor light.

SAVE THE DRAWINGS IN MEMORY, iCloud AND E-MAIL TO ASSOCIATES

When planning a production, instead of sketching notes on paper, electronically sketch a drawing of your Photo set, Architecture, location or Landscape photograph on the App's compass dial to view how your subject, product or location sits on the compass.

Before developement of this App I would plan my car shoots by scribbling drawings and notes of the location and production on paper. Sketches would include how the background would sit on the compass, how the car would sit in relationship to the background, the camera view and any set construction, props etc.

Copies of the notes personally would be given to the Client and Crew.

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WE DON'T DO THIS ANY MORE

Common complaints to us are that most sunposition Apps are intensive to learn and if you don't use them enough, you forget the instructions and have to learn them all over again. We remind them that this App, sunplanr is not a sunposition App but a sketching tool to make sketches of their sets and is easy to learn. It should have been named, set•planr.

E-Mail dialed studies to all involved

IT CAN BE FIGURED WITH GOOGLE EARTH IN THE OFFICE

SEE BELOW

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USING GOOGLE EARTH

MAKE A COPY OF THIS DIAL TO YOUR COMPUTER.

 

TAKE A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR LOCATION FROM GOOGLE EARTH

 

LAY YOUR COPY OF THE DIAL OVER THE LOCATION PIX AND YOU HAVE THE COMPASS READINGS

ON HOW YOUR LOCATION SETS ON THE DIAL.

 

LAY THIS INFO OUT ONTO THE SUNPLANR DIAL AND PROCEED TO STEP #1 ABOVE. BINGO!

 

Note: See bottom of page for using Google Earth instead of going to the location, thus saving time

I'm a car Photographer and I shoot cars for Advertising agencies. Because of budgets and time I need information quick and the production's to run smoothly. This App is a system completely developed by actual job use over the years. Some of the sunposition Apps are informative, but all I need when planning a car shoot outside is a good compass reading of the location and the compass azimuths of how the subject sits on the location for sweet light. These are the principles of the developement of sunplanr.

SUNPLANR

SET•PLANR

Three easy steps:

1. Compass reading of which direction it is when looking at the subject.

2. Compass reading of how the subject sits on the location.

3. Rotate the sun on the dial to where you want the sun on the set for the shoot.