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PhotoPills: Plan Photo Shoots With the Sun and Moon Using Your iPhone


PhotoPills iOS

Planning lighting is a critical step in the planning of a photo shoot. But what happens if you don’t exactly have control of your lighting. What if your planned source of light is the sun or the moon?

Rafael Pons believes he has the solution to planning photo shoots that involve the sun and the move with a new application for iOS called PhotoPills. “You just have to decide where you want the sun or moon to be and tap the search button to get all possible dates it happens,” he says.

Pons describes PhotoPills as an all-in-one solution. The application features an interactive planner that will show you where the sun and moon will be based on your set parameters, along with a location scouting tool (complete with over 10,500 locations). These, used in combination, can be of great assistance to a photographer looking for inspiration.


The application also offers a photo planner that will allow users to create to-do lists of compositions, 3D augmented reality tools that predict celestial paths, and a slew of time-lapse, long exposure, depth-of-field, and more calculators.

The developer also offers the “PhotoPills Academy“, a Vimeo page with a number of tutorial videos.

PhotoPills is available on the App Store for $9.99.