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Focalware: An iPhone App to Help Plan Exterior Shots

January 9th, 2009

For years I’ve used the Complete Sun and Moon site to decide when to schedule a twilight shoot so I can make use of that beautiful light that only occurs at for about 20 to 30 minutes at sunset and sunrise. The challenge of course is being on site, setup and ready to shoot during this magic time.

Now there is a cool new iPhone application (Focalware $9.99) that takes sun planning to a whole new level. As you can see from this demo video, in addition to telling you when sun rise and sunset will be on any given day, this application allows you to figure out exactly which direction the sun is going to be coming from at any time during the day. This is great for planning for exterior shots.

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6 Responses to “Focalware: An iPhone App to Help Plan Exterior Shots”

  • Am I right in assuming this will work on iPod Touch as well?

  • Allen- Yes, the iTunes app store page for this app says “compatible with iPhone or iPod Touch… Requires iPhone update 2.1”

  • I have been using the Sol 1.2.3 SUNRISE AND SUNSET DASHBOARD WIDGET added plus is the a Sol 1.2.3 is a free widget & works off line

    http://captaindan.org/sw/Sol/

    There is a Sol: Daylight clock is a 99¢ App on iPhone & iPod Touch ….

    Been using the Sol widget for years now & the amount of time savings in having Sunset & Dusk time quickly is simply huge …

    Sunset & Dusk time basicly gets us into a 5-10 min window for the most part

    Focalware adding precise sun direction as well wow now that is huge …

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  • I agree the precise sun direction is big time! Now to be able to overlay on the iPhone’s google earth app…

  • FocalWare, per calcolare gli orari di sole e luna…

    FocalWare è un’applicazione per iPhone che consente di calcolare con precisione gli orari degli spostamenti di sole e luna.
    Con questo software è possibile calcolare per ogni data in quale orario avverranno alba e tramonto e persino cono…

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