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Jennifer Warren <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 13 Nov 1994 16:36:09 CST
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Take a look at the Cinemeter not only does sun locations, but
helps with F stops and a bunch of other stuff.
On Thu, 10 Nov 1994 [log in to unmask] wrote:
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> I'm an advertising photographer working in the Washington, DC area. in 1985 I
> came up with a concept for a piece of software that I would find useful to my
> work.  On many occasions I had been left to scramble or left "high and dry"
> by the sun not being or going to the location I needed it to be for the photo
> that was needed.
> Three years ago, with nothing found on the market, I set about creating it
> myself.  It is called "SunWhere"(tm).  What it does, simply put, is this:
> select the name of the place your interested in, and the date; the software
> draws a map of the sun from the time it rises till it sets.  You will know
> the direction of your location "light sorce" for the entire day.  Weather it
> is a morning shoot or evening shoot.  I'm nearly finnished with the product
> and would like to get some feedback.  I would like to know your reactions to
> the usefullness this might have for you.
> Concurrent with my publishing this software I will be publishing a similar
> application that does the same for the moon and draws the shape of the moon,
> on that date, at that place.
> E-mail any reactions you might have to "Ex 213"  Thanks!
> P.S.  Subsequent to my starting this project there has been several other
> similar products introduced.
>  These all require you to know the:
>  -latitude of the place
>  -longitude of the place
>  -the magnetic declination of the place
>  -the # of hours from Greenwich Mean Time for the place
>  -the observance of Daylight Savings Time for the place
> I'm pleased to know, with all the time, work and money I've invested, that my
> software is unique in that the user needs to only know the name of the place
> and the date.
> Tentative publication date is January 1, 1995. Initially the data base covers
> the 50 states of the United States.  Other locations can be manually imputed.