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ONLINE LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY TOOLS

I find these online tools and resources invaluable for landscape photography planning, shooting, post-processing and sharing. They are free to use or download online, and I highly recommend them.




ND filter chart to download and print
ND FILTER CHART

I have created this chart from generally available information to be able to calculate exposure lengths when using ND filters. There are several mobile apps that do this but if you are like me and prefer a hardcopy reference then print this out and keep in your camera bag.



The Photographer's Ephemeris
THE PHOTOGRAPHERS EPHEMERIS

A brilliant online website and app to plan your landscape photography shoots. With moon, sunrise, sunset times and their directions throughout the day their is no excuse to not arrive on location at the correct time!



Stellarium
STELLARIUM

Stellarium is a downloadable planetarium for your PC. Find the location and direction of stars, constellations, planets, the moon, and best of all, the Milky Way.



Light Pollution
BLUE MARBLE

This site shows where light pollution occurs, and hence dark sky areas. Very useful when planning astro and Milky Way photography.



Tide Tables
TIDE TABLES

It looks like this website covers tides for all over the world, its invaluable for planning seascape photography. Although the site appears aimed at fishermen, its just as useful for photographers.



Weather forecast and cloud cover predictions
MET CHECK

One of a zillion online weather forecasting sites. I use this one as it gives a prediction for cloud height which is very useful for planning sunrise and sunset shoots.



Ventusky weather forecasts
VENTUSKY

A neat interface and graphical representation of wind, cloud and other useful information for the photographer.



Flickr
FLICKR

Flickr is a huge online photo sharing website run by Yahoo. Its free to use and in my opinion, works very well, being easy to get to grips with and a great place to store and share your images online.



We Transfer
WE TRANSFER

A solution for sending large files, such as Raw images, to a recipient. We transfer is free, requires no registration, and will transfer files up to 2 Gig at a time. I havent found any flaws with it, except maybe the gaudy background images!