Photographers are constantly mobile. Whether they are traveling from one shoot to another, scouting a location or moving to capture the best light for their shot, let’s face it, they’re always on the go. Luckily, they almost always have a mobile device along with them for the ride. So if you’re looking for a gift for the photographer on your list this year, check out the essential apps every photographer needs in 2017.
CreativeLive Apps (FREE)
Did you know that we released iOS apps earlier this year?! Now you can watch CreativeLive classes on iPhone, iPad and AppleTV. Better yet? When you download our new apps you can watch one free lesson every day. Yep, every day.
The Photographer’s Ephemeris ($8.99)
The Photographer’s Ephemeris helps plan outdoor photography shoots in natural light, particularly landscape and urban scenes. It’s a map-centric Sun, Moon and Milky Way calculator: see how the light will fall on the land, day or night, for any location on earth.
Hold your device up, and SkySafari will find stars, constellations, planets, and more! The star chart updates automatically with your real time movements for the ultimate stargazing experience.
Sunseeker provides a flat compass view and an augmented 3D reality view showing the solar path, its hour intervals, its equinox, winter and summer solstice paths, rise and set times, twilight times, magic hours and more and a map view showing solar direction for each daylight hour.
Photo Pills ($9.99)
PhotoPills is your personal assistant in all photographic matters. It provides tasty remedies to help you answer most of the questions when planning and shooting your creative ideas.
With Pashadelic landscape photography is made easy. Find the top photography locations and predict the position of the sun and moon.