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 BECAUSE OF IT'S SIMPLICITY.
AN iPOD TOUCH, iPHONE AND iPAD APP
© Dick Reed 2012
SET THE CAMERA ANGLE
ONE IN A SERIES OF FINAL PICTURE'S TAKEN AT THE DAM USING SUNPLANR FOR INITIAL PLANNING
TAKE A COMPASS READING LOOKING AT THE DESIRED SHOT, (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
SET THE SUBJECT LINE ON THE DIAL
IN THIS EXAMPLE THE LINE IS AT 55 AND 235.
THE LINE IS AT 235º & 55º
DETERMINE THE SUBJECT LINE TO THE CAMERA LINE
SET THE SUN TO DESIRED POSITIONS
• IF YOU WANT TO USE THIS ONE, GO TO "INFO" ON THE DIAL •
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 IT WAS PERFECT. NOW, JUST CHECK THAT AZIMUTH OUT ON A SUN POSITION SITE AND IT WILL TELL YOU WHAT TIME TO SHOOT.
It's a great tool for Professors and students in teaching and learning sun lighting both in Architecture and Photography.
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.
We receive complaints that most sunposition apps are very intensive to learn and if you don't use them often, you can forget the instructions and you have to learn them all over again. This App, sunplanr is not a sunposition App, but a sketching tool to make sketches of your sets and is easy to learn. It should have been named, set•planr instead of any affiliation to the sun.
E-Mail dialed studies to all involved
IT ALSO CAN BE FIGURED WITH GOOGLE EARTH FROM THE STUDIO.
USING GOOGLE EARTH
MAKE A COPY OF THIS DIAL TO YOUR COMPUTER.
TAKE A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR LOCATION FROM GOOGLE EARTH
LAY THE COPY OF THIS 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!
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. Most of the sunposition Apps are informative, but when planning a car shoot outside, all I really need, is a good compass reading of the location and how the subject sits on the location for sweet light. These are the principles of the developement of sunplanr.
Three easy steps:
1. Compass reading 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.
LOCATION FILE PHOTO OF A DAM IN THE NORTHWEST
THE SUBJECT LINE, (HERE, IT's THE FACE OF THE DAM), IS PERPINDICULAR TO THE CAMERA LINE BUT IT IS NOT ALWAYS PERPINDICULAR. FOR EXAMPLE: IF YOU CHOOSE A LOCATION THAT YOU WISH TO PLACE A CAR INTO AND YOU WANT THE CAR AT A 3/4 FRONT VIEW TO THE CAMERA, THEN THE SUBJECT LINE WILL BE AT THE 3/4 VIEW, IN ORDER TO REVIEW THE POSITIONS OF THE SUN ON THE SIDE AND FRONT OF THE CAR. CAh-peesh? IF NO, CLICK ON PAGE instructions TO SEE OTHER EXAMPLES
ON THE LOCATION, WALK TO THE SUBJECT LINE AND ESTABLISH THAT READING ON THE COMPASS
ESTABLISH THE SUBJECT LINE ON THE COMPASS AS TO HOW IT SITS ON THE LOCATION AND COMPASS
TIME TO PLAY!
THIS IS THE FUN PART! ROTATE THE SUN ON THE DIAL TO DIFFERANT SPOTS TO DECIDE WHERE THE POSITION IS BEST, WHERE IT WILL & WILL NOT WORK. SAVE EACH STUDY AND E-MAIL THEM TO THE CREW.
ACQUIRE SUN POSITIONS AND TIMES
Picture of the Dam location taken from Google Earth.
ACTUALLY THIS IS EASIER THAN GOING ONTO LOCATION
Copies of the notes personally would be given to the Client and Crew.
WE DON'T DO THIS ANY MORE
WE HAVE NO TIES TO THIS SITE.
Instructions on how to use this sunposition site on the instructions page