Photo Location Scout App – Download on the App Store

My latest photography app, Photo Location Scout, is now available on the App Store!

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Have you ever been out and seen a location that you thought would be a great photo shoot location? You can take a quick photo or add a note, but sometimes the photo and note get caught up in the clutter of your other photos and notes. This can make it harder to recall the great shot idea you tried to save.

Photo Location Scout helps photographers capture snapshots, location notes, and details of photo locations so they can plan photo shoots. Photo Location Scout allows the user to snap a photo or use a photo from their photo library to help remember the appearance of the shot location.

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Photo Location Scout keeps your shot ideas with photos separate from your Camera Roll or photo library, but the photo still resides on your device. The app makes it easy to scroll through and revisit ideas you had to capture your next great photo.

Users can select from a list of photo types, such as architecture, drone, long exposure, and other types, as well as details to help plan the shot. Users can save the data in the app for later reference, and also go back and edit shot details or delete stored data when no longer in use.

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Download on the App Store by searching for Photo Location Scout, or click the link below.

 

If you get it, please let me know what you think, and send suggestions for other apps!

Hyperlapse Calculator App – Download on the App Store

My latest photography app, Hyperlapse Calculator, is now available on the App Store!

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This app is an extremely useful tool for hyperlapse photography and timelapse photography. Hyperlapse Calculator allows photographers to input standard video format frame rates of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 50.94, 60 frames per second, select a standard clip length (in seconds), and calculate the number of photos required.

Pretty useful if you’re going out to shoot and want to figure out how long you’ll be on location or if you have enough memory on your SD card because you forgot your spares, whatever.

Photographers can also input the hyperlapse location distance (in feet), and the calculator determines the distance you’ll need to move between shots. Hyperlapse Calculator does the math for you, so you can concentrate on getting setup, getting your shots, and getting your hyperlapse done.

Hyperlapse Screen Shot iPhone 7 Plus

The app includes a time lapse calculator, and it works in a similar way. Photographers select from standard clip lengths and frame rates, and the time lapse calculator tells the user the number of photos needed for the time lapse clip.

Timelapse Screen Shot iPhone 7 Plus

Two very useful apps in one – great for beginners and experienced hyperlapse and timelapse photographers.

Download on the App Store by going to iTunes and searching for Hyperlapse Calculator, or click the link below. Hopefully one day I’ll develop a version to run on Android devices.

 
If you get it, please let me know what you think, and send suggestions for other apps!

Camera Calculations App – Download on the App Store

My fourth photography app, Camera Calculations, is now available on the App Store!

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I’m fascinated by long exposure photography – day and night, but there’s usually some math involved. But it can be a pain to do calculations, especially when it’s cold and dark, and you’re worried about your gear and getting the shot.

It’s easy to make mistakes in the calculations, even if the formula you’re using isn’t too hard. But you have to remember each formula, and also how to take into account crop sensor factor (and what the factor is!) if you’re not shooting full frame.

And the formula for calculating f-stop difference when using Neutral Density filters isn’t exactly easy to remember.

This app is really four apps in one.

You can use the Timer for setting long exposures (up to 900 seconds, or 15 minutes). Start, stop, reset. Easy.

Timer Screen Shot - iPhone 8 Plus

The Shutter Speed Calculator for f-stop difference compensation, like when you’re using a Neutral Density filter to take long exposures – day or night. Just put in the starting Shutter Speed and the f-stop difference, and the app calculates your adjusted shutter speed.

Shutter Speed Calculator Screen Shot - iPhone 8 Plus

The Camera Shake Calculator is handy for knowing the recommended slowest shutter speed when shooting handheld, and you want to avoid blurry photos.

Camera Shake Screen Shot - iPhone 8 Plus

The 500 Rule Calculator helps you get the star photos you want. To do this, knowing how to calculate exposure times using the 500 Rule is essential, because you either want star trails in your shot, or be able to keep the stars sharp, with no trails.

500 Rule Calculator Screen Shot - iPhone 8 Plus

For Camera Shake and 500 Rule Calculator, the app takes into account whether or not you’re shooting full frame, general APS-C (1.5 crop factor), or Canon APS-C (1.6 crop factor), and standard focal lengths. The Camera Shake Calculator and 500 Rule Calculator give the exposure time in seconds.

These 2 calculators are easy to use and have 2 input factors needed from the user – focal length and crop factor.

Then if you’d like, switch to the timer screen and set the calculated time if you’d like to countdown, or you can use the timer screen if setting really long exposures. This timer counts down in seconds from 900 seconds (15 minutes), or any time between 0 and 15 minutes.

If you’ve ever been out taking photographs and set a long exposure, and wondered how much time you have left until the exposure will end, this is for you.

For example, if you’ve setup your camera and tripod and figured the correct shutter speed, but need to compensate for increased shutter speed due to Neutral Density filters or other changes, you may have struggled to keep track of the exact time before hitting the shutter release or remote button again. Or you may be standing in the dark, freezing, and wondering what exact exposure time to set, and once it’s set, how much time is remaining.

Download on the App Store by going to iTunes and searching for Camera Calculations, or click the link below. Hopefully one day I’ll develop a version to run on Android devices.

If you get it, please let me know what you think, and send suggestions for other apps!

600 Rule Calculator App – Download on the App Store

My third photography app, 600 Rule Calculator, is now available on the App Store!

I’m fascinated by star trail photography and also shooting the Milky Way. One way to calculate exposure times is by using the 500 Rule. Another way uses what’s called the 600 Rule to calculate exposure times. This is another method to try to have star trails in your shot, or be able to keep the stars sharp, with little or no trails.

But it can be a pain to do calculations, especially when it’s cold and dark, and you’re worried about your gear and getting the shot. It’s easy to make mistakes in the calculations, even if the 600 Rule formula isn’t too hard. But you have to remember it, and also how to take into account crop sensor factor (and what the factor is!) if you’re not shooting full frame.

600 Rule Calculator is the result.

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This app is useful for photographers wanting to know what exposure time to set for star photography (or astrophotography) using the 600 Rule formula. This is essentially the same as the 500 Rule, but uses a (very!) slightly different calculation.

The app also takes into account whether or not the user is shooting full frame, general APS-C (1.5 crop factor), or Canon APS-C (1.6 crop factor), and standard focal lengths. The 600 Rule Calculator gives the exposure time in seconds.

The calculator built into the app is easy to use and has 2 input factors needed from the user – focal length and crop factor.

600 Rule iPhone 7 calculator screenshot

Then if you’d like, switch to the timer screen and set the calculated time if you’d like to countdown, or you can use the timer screen if setting really long exposures. This timer counts down in seconds from 900 seconds (15 minutes), or any time between 0 and 15 minutes.

If you’ve ever been out taking photographs and set a long exposure, and wondered how much time you have left until the exposure will end, this is for you.

For example, if you’ve setup your camera and tripod and figured the correct shutter speed, but need to compensate for increased shutter speed due to Neutral Density filters or other changes, you may have struggled to keep track of the exact time before hitting the shutter release or remote button again. Or you may be standing in the dark, freezing, and wondering what exact exposure time to set, and once it’s set, how much time is remaining.

swipe to set the timer, then hit the green button to run.

This app does the calculation for you, and counts down based on the time you select. Or you can just use the 600 Rule calculator function.

Download on the App Store by going to iTunes and searching for 600 Rule Calculator, or click the links on this page. Hopefully one day I’ll develop a version to run on Android devices.

If you get it, please let me know what you think, and send suggestions for other apps!

500 Rule Calculator App – Download on the App Store

My second photography app, 500 Rule Calculator, is now available. To download, click this link.

I haven’t yet gotten too far into really complicated photography projects, but one thing I’ve wanted to try is star trail photography and also shooting the Milky Way. To do this, knowing how to calculate exposure times using the 500 Rule is essential, because you either want star trails in your shot, or be able to keep the stars sharp, with no trails.

But it can be a pain to do calculations, especially when it’s cold and dark, and you’re worried about your gear and getting the shot. It’s easy to make mistakes in the calculations, even if the 500 Rule formula isn’t too hard. But you have to remember it, and also how to take into account crop sensor factor (and what the factor is!) if you’re not shooting full frame.

500 Rule Calculator is the result.

 

This app is useful for photographers wanting to know what exposure time to set for star photography (or astrophotography) using the 500 Rule formula.

The app also takes into account whether or not the user is shooting full frame, general APS-C (1.5 crop factor), or Canon APS-C (1.6 crop factor), and standard focal lengths. The 500 Rule Calculator gives the exposure time in seconds.

The calculator built into the app is easy to use and has 2 input factors needed from the user – focal length and crop factor.

only 2 inputs needed – focal length & crop factor

Then if you’d like, switch to the timer screen and set the calculated time if you’d like to countdown, or you can use the timer screen if setting really long exposures. This timer counts down in seconds from 900 seconds (15 minutes), or any time between 0 and 15 minutes.

If you’ve ever been out taking photographs and set a long exposure, and wondered how much time you have left until the exposure will end, this is for you.

For example, if you’ve setup your camera and tripod and figured the correct shutter speed, but need to compensate for increased shutter speed due to Neutral Density filters or other changes, you may have struggled to keep track of the exact time before hitting the shutter release or remote button again. Or you may be standing in the dark, freezing, and wondering what exact exposure time to set, and once it’s set, how much time is remaining.

swipe to set the timer, then hit the green button to run.

This app does the calculation for you, and counts down based on the time you select. Or you can just use the 500 Rule calculator function.

 

Download on the App Store by going to iTunes and searching for 500 Rule Calculator, or click the links on this page. Hopefully one day I’ll develop a version to run on Android devices.

500 Rule Calculator

If you get it, please let me know what you think, and send suggestions for other apps!

 

WDWeather & Trip Countdown App – Download on the App Store

My second app, WDWeather & Trip Countdown, is now available. The app does two things: it counts down the time in days, hours, minutes, and seconds to your trip to Walt Disney World, and also gives the extended weather forecast for the Walt Disney World Resort.

 

Just set your departure date and time, then hit start to get the countdown going. If you’re family is like ours, you’re asked many times how long until your trip starts. With WDWeather & Trip Countdown, you can give the countdown to your Walt Disney World trip any time you’d like. We always have fun counting down the days, and now, instead of having to keep a manual countdown, WDWeather & Trip Countdown does it for you.

Another cool feature is the timer background automatically switches between four watercolor images of the park icons:

  1. Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom
  2. Spaceship Earth in EPCOT
  3. Tower of Terror in Hollywood Studios
  4. Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

It’s also useful to know the weather forecast, and in this case, WDWeather & Trip Countdown gives you the weather forecast for the next nine days. Most people think it’s only hot and humid at Walt Disney World, but it does get cold. And on some days the temperatures can change greatly during the day, or from one day to the next. WDWeather & Trip Countdown gives the day’s forecast high and low temperatures.

I put WDWeather & Trip Countdown together hoping to help you plan for any weather surprises, and also be able to pack any extra layers you’d need. It’s always a good idea to be prepared for rain and different temperature ranges when you go to Walt Disney World.

To download, click here.

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This is the countdown set screen:

iPhone 8 plus countdown set screen

The Magic Kingdom countdown screen:

iPhone 8 plus MK countdown screen

The EPCOT countdown screen:

iPhone 8 plus EP countdown screen

The Hollywood Studios countdown screen:

iPhone 8 plus HS countdown screen

The Animal Kingdom countdown screen:

iPhone 8 plus AK countdown screen

Last, but not least, the weather forecast screen:

iPhone 8 plus weather screen

Download on the App Store by going to iTunes and searching for WDWeather & Trip Countdown, or click the links on this page. Hopefully one day I’ll develop a version to run on Android devices.

To download, click here.

If you get it, please let me know what you think, and send suggestions for other apps!

Shutter Timer & Shutter Speed Calculator App – Download on the App Store

It took a while! My first app, Shutter Timer and Shutter Speed Calculator, is now available. To download, click this link.

I don’t have that many posts up yet, but if you’ve followed this site, or looked at (most) of my Tweets, you can tell photography is something I’ve really started to enjoy. Experienced photographers seem to “know” many things, like converting f-stop differences into different shutter speeds. I don’t, and couldn’t find an app that did it for me. So I decided to make one.

 

 

Shutter Timer and Shutter Speed Calculator is the result.

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This app is useful for photographers wanting to know how much time is remaining while they’re capturing long exposure images. This timer counts down in seconds from 900 seconds (15 minutes), or any time between 0 and 15 minutes.

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The calculator built into the app calculates adjusted shutter speeds based on a benchmark shutter speed and user selected f-stop compensation, say for using Neutral Density filters.

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If you’ve ever been out taking photographs and set a long exposure, and wondered how much time you have left until the exposure will end, this is for you.

For example, if you’ve setup your camera and tripod and figured the correct shutter speed, but need to compensate for increased shutter speed due to Neutral Density filters or other changes, you may have struggled to perform the calculation. The formula isn’t the easiest to remember, and certainly not easy to do on a standard calculator. This app does it for you.

Download on the App Store by going to iTunes and searching for Shutter Timer and Shutter Speed Calculator, or click the links on this page. Hopefully one day I’ll develop a version to run on Android devices.

Shutter Timer & Shutter Speed Calculator

If you get it, please let me know what you think, and send suggestions for other apps!