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About PhotoPills

Unlock your creative potential! Discover how to easily turn any Sun, Moon and Milky Way scene you imagine into a real picture… and start shooting truly legendary photos every time you pick up the camera!

Whether your passion is to capture beautiful landscapes, immortalize the infinite night sky, surprise the bride and the groom in their happiest day... or to travel the world, PhotoPills will make you love exploring new artistic possibilities to tell visual stories in a way it wasn’t possible before.

* All in one app
PhotoPills is your personal assistant in all photographic matters. It provides tasty remedies to answer most of the questions when planning and shooting your creative ideas:
- The First 2D Map-Centric Planner: Sun, Moon, Milky Way
- Sun, Moon Alignments Fast Finder
- 3D Augmented Reality: Sun, Moon, Milky Way, Celestial Equator, Polaris, DoF, FoV
** NOTE: The Augmented Reality views of this app make use of your device's compass. Some devices may not have a compass.
- Photo Plans Manager
- Location Scouting Tool
- Key information: Sunrise/set, Twilights, Golden Hour, Blue Hour, Moonrise/set, Supermoon dates, Moon Calendar
- Calculators: Long Exposure, Timelapse, Spot Stars, Star Trails, Hyperfocal Table, DoF, FoV
- Widgets: Sun, Moon, Milky Way
- PhotoPills Awards… and much more!

* Endorsed by Masters
“PhotoPills is an invaluable tool which I use every time I plan a shoot.” – Mark Gee, Astronomy Photographer of the Year.
“A tool every photographer should have.” – Kevin Raber,
“It pays off! Using such a tool ensures that we are repeatedly capable of quickly planning powerful shots.” – José B. Ruiz, Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

* How it works
Have you ever walked around a place and thought: "What a pity the Moon isn't EXACTLY right there... I would have captured a great photo!"? What about the Sun? And the Milky Way? Well, now you can let your imagination fly and calculate when this specific magic moment happens in just a few seconds:
- IMAGINE: the Milky Way arching over a powerful landscape, a giant full Moon appearing from behind a nearby hill or a sunset between two rocks on a magic beach... The only limit is your imagination!
- PLAN: easily calculate the exact date and time the scene you’ve imagined happens. Work smarter, not harder!
- SHOOT: just get out there, immerse yourself in the great outdoors, and enjoy living and capturing unique moments.

* Become a Legend
Because we know the huge amount of time, energy and love you put in your photos. We want to HONOR them, SHOW them to the World, and REWARD you with up to $6,600 in cash prizes. It's easy and FREE! Just submit your creative photos from PhotoPills and join the Legacy!

* Never waste an unmissable scene again
Create a To-Do list of planned photos and get to the location on time.

* Get it right
Adjust your frame for the best composition before you shoot. Use the 3D Augmented Reality Views to see whether Sun, Moon and Milky Way will be at the desired position when pressing the shutter.

* Explore, discover great places and create your own database of locations
If you come across a location you’d like to remember, save it as a Point of Interest.

* Enjoy all daily information in just one swipe with the Widgets
Just swipe down from the top of the screen to get all the Sun, Moon and Milky Way events for your current location and date, in addition to your upcoming photo plans.

* Get more than an app
Our goal is not only to help you plan your shots, but also to help you nail them. Whenever you need help, take a look at our How-To articles and videos or just contact us!

“This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take PhotoPills – you stay in Wonderland and we show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes. Remember: all we’re offering are Legendary Photos and Goosebumps in your skin, nothing more.”

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What is PhotoPills?

PhotoPills is an all-in-one app that helps photographers plan and shoot their creative ideas. It provides tools for mapping out sun, moon, and Milky Way alignments, as well as features like augmented reality, calculators, and widgets.

What can PhotoPills do?

PhotoPills can help photographers plan their shots by providing information on sunrise/set, twilights, golden hour, blue hour, moonrise/set, supermoon dates, and more. It also offers tools for calculating long exposure, timelapse, star trails, hyperfocal distance, field of view, and other photography-related calculations.

How does PhotoPills work?

PhotoPills allows photographers to imagine a specific scene, calculate the exact date and time it will happen, and then go out and capture it. It offers features like augmented reality to help photographers visualize how the sun, moon, and Milky Way will align in their desired composition.

Is PhotoPills endorsed by professionals?

Yes, PhotoPills is endorsed by masters in the photography industry. It has received praise from renowned photographers such as Mark Gee and Kevin Raber, who consider it an invaluable tool for planning and executing their shoots.

Can I win prizes using PhotoPills?

Yes, PhotoPills offers a platform for photographers to showcase their creative photos and potentially win cash prizes. By submitting their photos, photographers have a chance to be honored, have their work shown to the world, and win up to $6,600 in cash prizes.

How can PhotoPills help me never miss a scene again?

PhotoPills allows photographers to create a to-do list of planned photos and provides reminders to ensure they get to the location on time. This helps photographers avoid missing out on capturing unmissable scenes.

How can PhotoPills help me get the best composition?

PhotoPills offers 3D augmented reality views that allow photographers to see how the sun, moon, and Milky Way will align in their desired composition before they take the shot. This helps photographers adjust their frame and achieve the best composition.

Can PhotoPills help me discover new photography locations?

Yes, PhotoPills allows photographers to save points of interest, creating their own database of locations to explore and discover.

Can I get daily information about sun, moon, and Milky Way events?

Yes, PhotoPills provides widgets that allow photographers to easily access daily information about sun, moon, and Milky Way events for their current location and date, as well as upcoming photo plans.

Is there additional support available for using PhotoPills?

Yes, PhotoPills provides How-To articles and videos to help photographers navigate and make the most of the app. They can also contact PhotoPills directly for support and assistance.
The app every photographer should have!
Ed Kruger
It has totally changed my night experience. Video courses are updated and offered free of charge. App developer is actually available when help is needed.
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Must have for photographers. You will get tons of tutorials too.
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This app is awesome!!! I was able to plan out multiple moonrise shots on teh same day based on the height of each object (Jefferson Memorial ~ 160ft & Washington Momentum ~ 500ft). Being able to time both an...
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