Tenba Technofile: Photography Apps to Pack
/ Published by TenbaCamera? Check. Travel tripod? Check. Photographers’ apps? Here are half a dozen apps you’ll want to get on your smartphone before you hit the road, whether you’re en route to shoot a destination wedding or a commercial job, or on the hunt for good travel shots and stock.
The Photographer's Ephemeris
to know when the golden hour will strike in your far-flung destination?
This app will help you plan for outdoor shoots wherever you may land,
with sun and moon calculators that can tell you the angle of the light
at any given time, sunrise and sunset times, and even the exact time
when the sun or moon will appear from behind mountains and hills. Its
map-based interface lets you pinpoint your location, and finding
rise/set times and azimuths doesn’t require a network connection.
you’ve checked in at the hotel in Madrid and you’re ready to meet up with
the best man to scout out a location for group photos at . . . what was
the name of that plaza again, and which room is the best man staying in?
You can keep all of the deets for your shoot in your pocket with this
app. Store information on clients, schedules, shot lists, and gear
lists, and check locations on a built-in map.
to shoot stock or for an assignment? With this app you can generate
standard, customizable model and property releases in 13 languages, and
have your subjects sign them with a finger right on your phone. The app
can embed a shot of your subject in your copy of each release for your
records, and then e-mail you and your clients PDF and JPEG copies.
those Carabinieri coming over to let you know about the local scenic
outlook, or are you about to get a lesson in what it’s not legal to
photograph in Italy? You can check out the legal rights of photographers
and restrictions on photography in eight countries with this app. It
provides information on copyright and privacy laws, as well as contracts
in several languages and translations of common phrases for
photographers. It’s the perfect app to have at your fingertips in that
moment when you need to say “I’m a photographer and I can’t speak
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