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.
Here is a cool article from Photoshelter.com discussing the surprisingly disputed topic of using, or even replacing, iPads for portfolios. It’s a convienient and tech-saavy solution from photographer’s eyes, but are photo editors tired of them already? Here are 3 photographer’s who have taken the iPad portfolio to the next level in order to better brand themselves while still showcasing their unique styles. Even if you don’t have time to read the whole article, check out the images of how these guys are integrating their portfolio cases to house their ipads/stands/cleaning cloths/promo cards/whatever else they can pack in. Check it out at Photoshelter.