The Photographer’s Ephemeris is a great app for photographers who want to know where the sun and moon will be throughout the day and night at any location. This is great for planning photo shoots for the best light, especially if you’re traveling. The software enables you to search locations by name or enter the coordinates directly. Photographer’s Ephemeris will show you a satellite photo and map of your location with an overlay of the sunrise/sunset and moonrise/moonset information. You can also change the date and watch the direction of the light change to find the best time of year to photograph your subject. Super cool!
This tutorial walks you through the basics of the software and will probably give you some good ideas of how you can use it to plan your next photo shoot that requires natural light.
Looking for some inspiration for your photography? Check out this great book by Bruce Barnbaum to stimulate your ideas!