Google Earth can be a great tool to help plan outdoor photography sessions, but Ben Wilmore takes it a step further and uses some of the tools in Google earth to plan outdoor photography based on the anticipated light conditions at a specific time and location.
Similar to the photorealistic atmosphere that we showed you last year, Ben uses the [View] –> “Sun” option to anticipate shadows in areas he may want to photograph. The resulting view can be quite useful.
To take it further, Ben has created a great video showing you exactly how he uses it:
Check out his full article to learn more. Great work, Ben!