The Photographer's Ephemeris

Welcome! The Photographer's Ephemeris (TPE) is a tool to help you plan outdoor photography in natural light, especially landscape and urban scenes. It is a map-centric sun and moon calculator: see how the light will fall on the land, day or night, for any location on earth.

Get started straight away with the free desktop web app (browser-based), or explore our iOS and Android mobile apps.

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.

“Head and shoulders above the crowd is The Photographer’s Ephemeris. Odd name, great app.”

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The Photographer’s Ephemeris (TPE) helps you plan outdoor photography shoots. TPE for Android is a map-centric sun and moon calculator: see how the light will fall on the land, be it day or night, for almost anywhere on earth.

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.

“The Photographer’s Ephemeris is an unbelievably feature-filled and impressive App available for iPhone and Android…which, among many other things, delivers super-accurate and helpful information related to the sun and the moon”

Android app on Google Play

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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.

TPE for Desktop is the original – and free – version of the program, and is the premier outdoor photography planning tool used by thousands of photographers, amateur and professional, around the world.

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Co-authored with renowned Scottish photographer Bruce Percy, Understanding Light discusses the practical use of TPE to plan and execute landscape photographs. Includes case studies from locations around the world, including Bolivia, Iceland, Patagonia and Scotland.

“Rather than a point-by-point ‘how to’ manual, the book explores some of the science behind natural light, and illustrates key points with a number of case studies where I explain the thinking and planning behind some of my images.”

eBooks by Bruce Percy

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The Photographer’s Transit is our newest planning tool for outdoor photographers using interchangeable lens cameras (such as SLRs). Photo Transit allows you to plan, visualize and share your shot plans with friends and colleagues via email, KML export or social media.

With an in-built visual field-of-view calculator, a sophisticated elevation profiler, Google Street View™, integration to TPE, and offline maps, Photo Transit has all the digital planning tools the well-prepared photographer needs.

Photo Transit is currently available for iPad.

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