Lots of notes!
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 PRODUCT IN MEMORY AND BRING THEM UP 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.
AN iPOD TOUCH, iPHONE AND iPAD APP
© Dick Reed 2012
SET THE CAMERA ANGLE
SNAPSHOT FROM LOCATION FILES OF A DAM IN THE SOUTHWEST.
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
DETERMINE THE PRODUCT LINE
SET THE SUN TO DESIRED POSITIONS
• 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
After years of taking compass readings and scribbling notes to prepare for my
car photo shoots, I needed to find a way to better manage the repetition. I grew weary of trying to imagine what time the sun would be in a
particular spot for sheet metal sweet light and the "Golden Hour".. When the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad came about, I set out to develop
an app that could serve both myself and other photographers in similar straits, be it automotive, product, landscape or motion picture sets.
It's a great tool for Professors and students in teaching and learning sun lighting. Location Scouts will really appreciate the simplicity of
logging location notes and pictures. Please check out the occupation page for other occupations.
NOW SKETCH A LAYOUT OF YOUR OUTDOOR LOCATION SET WITH THIS APP
NO MORE IMAGINING!
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.
EASY TO LEARN IN 3.5 MINUTES
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 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 on the App's compass dial to view how your subject, product or location sits on the compass.
I'm a Car Photographer and 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.
Sweet light was important to know and where the sun would be during the day on the set. Before "The Digital Age", I would acquire my own live compass readings of where the sun was at sunrise and sunset and keep logs thru out the year. Of course that would change with every City I would be shooting in.
Copies of the notes personally would be given to the Client and Crew for their info and input.
WE DON'T DO THIS ANY MORE
Several Photographers have e-mailed me and commented that sun position apps are too difficult to learn and are not interested in another sun positon app. I remind them that this App is not a sun position app, but a sketching tool to make electronic notes of their location shoot production with compass readings of everything. Even Architects can use the app in studies of sun light on a Project.
E-Mail to all involved