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30 Photography Assistant Apps for Smartphones

Photography Assistant Apps

30 Photography Assistant Apps for Smartphones


Apps for Weather & Environment

These are photography assistant apps that help you with the conditions of your location


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The Photographers Epehmeris (iOS)

  • Rating: 4.8
  • Seller: Crookneck Consulting LLC
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Requires: iOS 12.0 or later
  • Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish

Price: $9.99
In app purchases

The Photographer’s Ephemeris (TPE) helps plan outdoor photography shoots in natural light, particularly landscape and urban scenes. It’s a map-centric Sun, Moon and Milky Way calculator: see how the light will fall on the land, day or night, for any location on earth.  Whether you need at-a-glance information on today’s sun, moon and Milky Way data for your current location, or need to plan a precise alignment of the full moon for a future shoot, TPE has the tools you need. The combination of augmented reality, line-of-sight analysis and visual search supports the most sophisticated photo planning needs. More information available by following the link:


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The Photographers Ephemeris (Android)

  • Rating: 3.8
  • Seller: Crookneck Consulting LLC
  • Category: Photography
  • Requires: Android 5.0 or later
  • Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish

Price: $2.99

Ideal for landscape, nature, travel and outdoor photographers, TPE’s map-based approach means you can search for any place name on the planet or position the map pin exactly where you want it.   Advanced features include: automatic time zone and elevation detection, correction for atmospheric refraction and height above the horizon. You can even determine when the sun or moon will be visible from behind nearby hills and mountains. More information available by following the link:


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B&G Blue Hour, Golden Hour (iOS)

  • Rating: 4.6
  • Seller: Lorenzo Piccinini
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Requires: iOS 9.0 or later
  • Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish

Price: $0.99

This app uses the date and location to calculate the correct time frame(s) for the Golden Hour, the Blue Hour and what time sunrise and sunset is going to be.  Very useful for getting great lighting for your photos!  More information available by following the link:


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Photo Time Golden Hour Blue Hour (Android)

  • Rating: 4.6
  • Seller: Photographers Toolbox
  • Category: Photography
  • Requires: Android 5.0 or later
  • Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish

Price: $0.99

This app uses the date and location to calculate the correct time frame(s) for the Golden Hour, the Blue Hour and what time sunrise and sunset is going to be.  Very useful for getting great lighting for your photos!  More information available by following the link:

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Magic Hour (iOS)

  • Rating: 4.8
  • Seller: Linda Byrket
  • Category: Utilities
  • Requires: iOS 12 or later
  • Languages: English, several others

Price: Free
In app Purchases

Magic Hour makes it easy for you to know when magic hour is coming and how much time you have left once it begins. The app takes your location along with the current day and calculates when magic hour will occur.  If the weather forecast is available, it gives that to you as well.  The Moon Watch section lets you know the next moonrise and when the next full moon will appear. You can set up notifications on and before magic hour begins. And with the in-app purchase you can select locations other than your current one, view future magic hour times, and create calendar events for them.  More information available by following the link:


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Sun Position

  • Rating: 4.6
  • Seller: Stonekick
  • Category: Tools
  • Requires: Android 5.0 or later
  • Languages: English

Price: Free

Sun Position shows you sunrise and sunset times, as well as the solar and lunar path on an augmented reality camera view for any day of the year at your current location.  More information available by following the link:


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Sun Surveyor (Android)

  • Rating: 4.6
  • Seller: Adam Ranta
  • Category: Photography
  • Requires: Android version varies with device
  • Languages: English

Price: $7.99

Sun Surveyor takes the mystery out of the sunrise, sunset, and moon phases, allowing photographers and filmmakers to scout the best locations, plan effectively, and get the perfect shot. Uses augmented reality view to allow you to hol dup your phone and see exactly where the sun/moon will rise/set.  More information available by following the link:


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Sun Surveyor (iOS)

  • Rating: 4.8
  • Seller: Adam Ratana
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Requires: iOS 10.0 or later
  • Languages: English, others

Price: $9.99

Sun Surveyor takes the mystery out of the sunrise, sunset, and moon phases, allowing photographers and filmmakers to scout the best locations, plan effectively, and get the perfect shot. Uses augmented reality view to allow you to hol dup your phone and see exactly where the sun/moon will rise/set.  More information available by following the link:


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SunIZup (iOS)

  • Rating: 4.3
  • Seller: Afzal Khan
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Requires: iOS 9.0 or later
  • Languages: English, others

Price: $2.99

SunIZup helps you to know the timings of the various Sunlight phases including the Golden Hour and Blue Hour (also known as Magic Hour by photographers and cinematographers) for any selected location and any given date.  More information available by following the link:



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Dark Sky (iOS)

  • Rating: 4.7
  • Seller: The Dark Sky Company LLC
  • Category: Weather
  • Requires: iOS 11.0 and WatchOS 4.0
  • Languages: English

Price: $3.99

Dark Sky is the most accurate source of hyperlocal weather information. With down-to-the-minute forecasts, you’ll know exactly when the rain will start or stop, right where you’re standing. (It’s like magic.)  Recently acquired by Apple may become part of iOS in the future.  More information available by following the link:


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