No matter the type of photography you love: Landscape, Milky Way, Moon, Sunrise, Sunset, Architecture, Star Trails, Drone, Meteor Showers, Solar eclipse, Lunar Eclipse, Time lapse, Wedding, Portrait or Travel...
PhotoPills is your photography planning app. It helps you PLAN your photos ahead of time… So you’re always at the right place at the right time to capture the best photo possible.
Have you ever walked through a place and thought: "It's too bad the Moon isn't RIGHT there... would have made a great photo!"? What about the Sun? and the Milky Way? Well, now you can just let your imagination fly and calculate when this specific magic moment happens in just a few seconds!
Decide where you want the Sun, Moon and Milky Way
Easily calculate the exact date and time it happens
Live and capture unique moments!
Because we know the huge amount of time, energy and love you put in your photos; We want to HONOR them, SHOW them to the world, and REWARD you with up to $6,600 in cash prizes.
Just submit your creative photos directly from your PhotoPills app and become a Legend!
Put all your ideas into a To-Do list of planned photos and enjoy shooting unique images every time you pick up the camera.
The 3D Augmented Reality views are wonderful tools to help you plan the paths of Sun, Moon and Milky Way when scouting a potential photo, film or time-lapse location.
Build your own database of locations. If you walk through a place you’d like to remember, use PhotoPills to save it as a Point of Interest. Add photos and notes describing your shooting ideas.
Waterfalls, castles, abandoned places, monuments...Travel and discover new places with our database of more than 10,500 Points of Interest all around the world linked into Wikipedia.
Want to take a photo of the Milky Way? Calculate the maximum exposure time to get stars as bright spots.
Long exposure photos of circumpolar stars are awesome. Make your own simulations of star trails. Preview how stars rotate and the angle they describe in a given exposure time.
Determine what lens you need to achieve a particular field of view. Preview your frame before you take the camera out of the bag using the Augmented Reality view.
Visualize where to focus! Let's say you’re done with all DoF calculations. Great! You got the numbers... but how do you know where to focus exactly? The Augmented Reality view of our DoF calculator will allow you to see where to focus to get the sharpness you want.
The fastest way to have your hyperfocal calculations done. Visualize how hyperfocal distance changes with aperture and focal length. Quickly understand the relations among aperture, focal length and hyperfocal distance.
Compute the equivalent lens focal length and aperture to produce the same field of view and depth of field between two cameras with different sensor sizes.
Make sure your subject fits in your frame. Calculate the minimum distance between your lens and the subject to capture it.
Preparing your time-lapse in advance is an obligation, but what interval should you use? We help you to figure out the most common intervals.
There is not enough room here to explain all what PhotoPills can do. You'll need to figure it out!
“It’s a rare occasion these days when a new app makes an appearance that raises the bar for all others. PhotoPills sets a new standard of being an app that photographers can’t live without.”
“PhotoPills is like having a Swiss Army Knife for all photography matters in your pocket, at your service. Whether you’re a seasoned photographer, or someone who’s barely touched a camera, PhotoPills has you covered. You have a question, you get the answer.”
“PhotoPills is an invaluable tool which I use every time I plan a shoot. It puts me on a natural high knowing that I’ve successfully captured what I had imagined in my mind.”
“All I can say is that PhotoPills is the single most useful photography app on the planet, and I highly recommend it.”
“Too often as photographers, we're left fumbling frantically with our cameras in an epic location, for fear of missing the shot. With PhotoPills, we can do our homework first, then fine-tune to perfection for the precise moment, allowing us to capture the very shot we set out to capture.”
“PhotoPills actually does a ton of stuff, but there’s one thing it does better than any other app I’ve seen: it can tell you exactly WHEN the sun/moon will rise over a distant mountain (or lake, tree, etc) as viewed from a specific location.”
“Photopills is a powerful new smartphone app combining sun and moon position prediction, location shoot planning and instant calculators for exposure, depth of field, time lapse sequences and much more.”
“With the veritable explosion of photography apps, it can be difficult to know which ones are really worth a punt. Although it’s on the pricier end of the scale, PhotoPills really does make it easier to design, plan and execute a shoot and is definitely one to download.”
“Mind-blowingly Good. The one app replaces every photo app I've ever purchased with one exception - tide tables. This app is the equivalent of bringing a tank to a knife fight. It literally does everything you can think of, but has a bit of a learning curve to use. Thankfully they include a VERY well written help section IN APP. No external websites or vague descriptions. If you don't buy this app, you're cheating yourself out of the most valuable photo assist tool on iOS.”
“PhotoPills helps you plan and design the perfect photo, find great locations and work out optimum settings”
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