This tutorial details how to synchronize your saved locations in the TPE web app. Location Sync is optional: if you do not want to synchronize your locations, you don’t have to use it.
To use Location Sync, you’ll need to sign up for a free Crookneck Photo Apps account.
Note: Location Sync is available only for the TPE web app at the moment. We plan to add this capability to the mobile versions of TPE in the near future.
This tutorial outlines the locations features in the TPE web app.
In TPE, a location is defined as a map coordinate: latitude and longitude.
When saving a location, TPE records the red pin position along with the map zoom level. The elevation and time zone of the location are also stored as reference data.
Here’s the fourth in a series of tutorials on The Photographer’s Ephemeris.
We covered the basics of using the program in Part 1. In Part 2, we went beyond the basics. In Part 3 we covered the use of the secondary map marker (the grey pin) and looked at geodetics. You’ll need to have understood the material in those tutorials before tackling this one.
This tutorial is based on Beta v0.9.10. Click on any screenshot for a full-size expanded view.
Here’s the third in a series of tutorials on The Photographer's Ephemeris.
We covered the basics of using the program in Part 1. In Part 2, we went a little deeper into TPE’s functionality as well as looking at twilight information and shadows. You’ll need to have understood the material in those tutorials before tackling this one.
This tutorial is based on Beta 0.9.7. Click on any screenshot for a full-size expanded view.
This is the second in a series of tutorials on The Photographer's Ephemeris desktop web app.
We covered the basics of using the program in Part 1. In Part 2, we’ll cover the guts of TPE: the timeline and the chart. We’ll also discuss screen sizing, take a brief look at twilight and see how TPE sets out information on shadows.
If you’re looking for a tutorial on the web app em português, look no further:
A big thank you to Diego at Camera Neon for creating this tutorial!
Google switched off its Google Maps for Flash API on 2 September 2014. On that date the old TPE for desktop version ceased to function.
In 2009 we built the first TPE for desktop on a third party application called Adobe AIR. This provided a convenient cross-platform technology that allowed users on Windows, Mac and Linux to run the same application.
Adobe AIR uses Flash technology and, since then, the popularity of Flash has declined significantly. It served TPE for desktop well but, as the Google deadline approached, we knew it was time for a change.
Welcome to the first in a series of tutorials on how to use The Photographer’s Ephemeris Web App.
TPE was inspired by a number of events during 2008: (i) a winter weekend workshop photographing at Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park with Glen Randall which opened my eyes to how to plan landscape shoots using topographic maps, compass, protractor and calculator; (ii) going to shoot Dream Lake again a few months later, and realizing I hadn’t planned properly and (iii) heading up to Loch Vale, a much higher lake in RMNP, for a shoot that was a total bust.
After all that hiking (and not a lot of photos to show for it), I realized the importance of proper planning. I reasoned too that I would rather plan at my computer than purchase maps for every location I intended to visit in the world. Finding no tools that combined all the right data or which worked on a Mac, TPE was born.
This tutorial is based on 0.9.7. Click on a screenshot for a full-size expanded view.
Regarding the upcoming lunar eclipse on April 14/15 2014, over on Google+ reader Stephen Schwam asks:
[H]ow can I figure out exactly where I should place myself to photograph this event ?? I have the hand held unit , gives [m]e a trajectory of moon rise. I am in Oregon and wanted to go to Smith Rock state park, capture a good foreground and also the phases of the eclipse, thanks.
Let’s run through the process using TPE on Android.