Best Free Software List for Photographers

The Photographer’s Ephemeris

Runs on: Windows, Mac, Linux (requires Adobe AIR)

This is a great program for landscape photographers. Have you been ever out on a landscape photo shoot and wanted to know where exactly the sun and moon would rise and set. This program written by Stephen Trainor does just that. You get an embedded Google Maps layout on the left where you can find the location of your choice, select the date you’re after and it will let you know what time and angles the sun (and moon) will rise and fall at.

And if you have ever found that great location and the sun is in the wrong spot, you can look forward into the future and know exactly what time of the year is the best time to photograph that location.

If you have thought about “I wonder what time of year the sun would be in that direction”, now you can find out!

Go to TPE’s web site

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