Using Google Earth to predict light conditions

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.

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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!

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.



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