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The Photographer’s Ephemeris – Updated

The Photographer’s Ephemeris (TPE) helps you plan outdoor photography shoots in natural light, particularly landscape and urban scenes. It’s a map-centric sun and moon calculator: see how the light will fall on the land, day or night, for any location on earth.

We often mention this app in our A Day In The Life interviews, it always throws up some great responses. If you’ve missed those, go here to read them.

TPE has been updated with iPhone 5 and IOS 6 support but there’s also a ton of other new features. Check out What’s New below. This is a free update, if you have previously downloaded this app. If not, you can download it here. It retails for $8.99/£6.99/download.


What’s New?



– iPhone 5 and iOS 6 support

– Locations can be exported via email as a KML file

– Locations can be imported from KML or KMZ files (choose Open In… TPE from email, web page, etc.)

– Adds MapQuest Open Street Map as a new overlay map option

– Adds MapQuest Open Aerial as a new overlay map option (alternate satellite imagery for US, very limited coverage outside US)

– Overlay maps can be stored for use offline by enabling the Offline Store setting and viewing the required maps

– Help overlays added for new features in 2.3


– Revised settings page

Various bug fixes

Locations import/export via KML/KMZ allows you to backup and share your locations across devices, with TPE for Desktop and with other navigation apps such as the Google Earth™ mapping service.

Offline map storage is available for Topographic maps plus the two new map type options added in this version (OSM and Open Aerial).


Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]