In astronomy and star navigation, an ‘ephemeris’ gives the positions of naturally occurring astronomical objects like the sun and the moon, as well as artificial satellites in the sky at a given time. The Photographer’s Ephemeris app is an amazing, comprehensive app that helps you to check what the quality of light is going to be at any given position at any time of day, so you can plan where you need to be and when in order to get the shot you want. I’ve also reviewed two other related apps by the same developer - The Photographer’s Emphemeris 3D, and The Photographers Transit. These are fantastic apps with a host of features. Check out my blog on giffgaff.com to see how it can help you to make brilliant landscape photographs, whether you’re taking photos using your smartphone or dedicated camera.
Time lapse photography records scenes as they change over time. You may have seen stunning short videos of traffic moving, or clouds racing across the sky, or the classic sunset or sunrise. You can also add filter overlays perhaps, even music to accompany your scene, to produce a really nice finished product. Even if you have a native camera app with a time lapse function built in to your smartphone, you might need to use two or more apps to achieve that kind of an output. Lapse It Pro can do capture, editing, filters, music and rendering all within the app. Read my review on giffgaff.com to find out more.