Winter is over in Portland! The sun is coming back out! I’m sure I’ve just completely jinxed the pacific NW with that, but still, it’s exciting be able to go outside again. With longer days and sunnier skies, photographers can get shooting back outdoors again. So here is a great tool for anyone depending on that big ball of fire in the sky to light up their models. Lighttrac is an app for iPad and iPhone that tracks and forecasts the position of the sun according to the shoot location- sunrise, sunset, directional light, time, duration, angle, everything you would need to get the sun where you wanted it without scouting the location days ahead. The app costs $3.99, which is well worth it to impress your friends with your new-found mastery of ambient light.
For all you photographers and media people who never seem to be on top of your model/location releases, once again, technology is here to save you. This is Easy Release, the App that “replaces inconvenient paper release forms with a slick, streamlined application, designed by professional photographers for professional photographers,” now available for iPhone, iPod touch, and for all you cool kids with iPads. Enjoy.