Quick Intro to the Photographer’s Ephemeris
Have you ever been a location where you were excited to shot, only to discover after you are all setup that you are not in the right place to catch the sunrise. or in the wrong place to catch the sunrise where you envisioned it rising in the scene?
Welcome to the Photographer’s Ephemeris. It is an app for iOS or Andoid as well as a web based app for the desktop which is useful to figure out where sunrise or sunet will occur. it is also helpful to knowing where the moon rise and moon set will occur.
I was heading to Portland Headlight in Cape Elizabeth Maine in December a few years ago and wanted to know where to setup to catch the sun rising between the keepers house and the light tower. In comes the Photographer’s Ephemeris to the rescue.
Below is a short video I did to show how to quickly use the Photographer’s Ephemeris as well as the photograph I took using the app to figure out where to position myself for the shot. Enjoy!