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ipad apps

Way too long since my last post. Along with normal work schedule, I’ve been moving my home, the schedule has been really crazy for awhile.

I want to share some of my new favorite ipad apps. By the way, yes, I love the ipad. Now that things are settling down with the move and shooting, I’m anxious to go out and show the new ipad portfolio, with video included! I’ll post when the new portfolio is up and ready.

In the mean time, these are some very helpful apps along with maybe a couple that are just fun.

First for the real killer ones for photographers / film makers. Other softwares have been around way before these cool apps that do kind of what these do, but these two sun tracking apps take it to a new level. I highly recommend for any photographer / DP that wants to save a ton of time scouting to follow sun angles for your next location shoot.  Just to geek out a bit, I typed in the Empire State building in NYC and typed in 3:00pm just to see where the sun would fall on it for this time of year, WOW, really cool. I tested it for in front of my house at several different times and it works really well. Here they are:

LightTrac: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lighttrac-for-ipad/id363963108?mt=8

Sunseeker: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sun-seeker-3d-augmented-reality/id330247123?mt=8

DSLR Slate: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dslr-slate/id374241045?mt=8

Use your ipad as a camera slate for your next DSLR film.

Infinote: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/infinote-todos-ideas-notes/id364356810?mt=8

Keep unlimited sticky notes on unlimited cork boards all easy to view. I found this very helpful for a recent project where I had multiple client email/ phone notes and wanted  to keep track of them all on one “bulletin board”.

PaperDesk:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/paperdesk-lite-for-ipad/id367563434?mt=8

Never be without a pad of paper for any kind of notes.  Can draw with color pencils to sketch ideas or just kill time on a plane playing “hang man”.

Adobe ideas:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adobe-ideas-1-0-for-ipad/id364617858?mt=8

Very similar to above PaperDesk, but I like the ability to do multiple undo’s with this app. You can import a picture from your library and draw directly on it for notes to clients, or make lighting notes. Unlimited uses for this. By the picture from Adobe below, you can even sketch out your favorite dress. I’ll stick with lighting diagrams thank you Adobe.

It’s an App world we live in now, lets embrace it and  use them to their fullest potential to make our life a little easier and more fun at the same time.

Happy Apping

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