The Photographers Ephemeris (TPE) - Instructions on Understanding TPE Application and Field Practice
with Gregg Kerber
Learn how to use this powerful photography planning tool on you smart phone, tablet or computer.
The Photographer’s Ephemeris (TPE) is a tool to help you plan outdoor photography in natural light, especially landscape and urban scenes. TPE is a map-centric sun, moon and Milky Way calculator allowing you to see how the light will fall on the land, day or night, for any location on earth. See the position of the Milky Way for any location on earth. Want to plan a shot of the sun rising directly over the summit of Mt. Hood from a particular location? TPE is the tool for you. TPE also provides you with all the data you need to plan your day or night shots.
TPE is available on Android and iOS mobile devices as a paid app for $8.99 (see instructions below for downloading TPE on your mobile device). Required for attending this workshop
TPE is a free web-based app on laptop and desktop computers but is not as feature rich as the mobile app. You are welcome to bring your laptop to this class and will be given written materials on the mobile app capabilities. The desktop version of TPE has a limited feature set and therefore some of the capabilities covered inn the class will not apply to the desktop version.
This class is PPA-accredited; PPA members who attend the entire workshop will receive one PPA merit.
Info on Speaker:
Pacific Northwest native Gregg Kerber’s love of photography goes back to his early 20s when a friend of his family and renowned landscape photographer introduced him to the art form. While studying engineering at Portland State University, he took photography classes as electives. He went on to earn his Masters degree in Structural Engineering leading to a 25-year career with Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Gregg has been a professional photographer for 10 years and founded Discover the Light Photography 7 years ago where he teaches classes and leads landscape workshops throughout the Pacific Northwest.
I have been blessed to live in the great Pacific Northwest my entire life. There is no better place to live if you love the outdoors and photography. This region is filled with endless beauty offering the photographer a vast variety of scenery and wildlife.
My interest in photography started in the early 1980's when I took photography classes in college while in engineering school. My interest in photography has only grown since.
My specialty is landscape photography with an emphasis on waterfalls. Since I love waterfalls so much, my favorite area to explore is the Columbia River Gorge which offers over 20 named waterfalls and several others. All told, I have photographed hundreds of waterfalls in the Northwest and around the world.
I have been a member of the Portland/Vancouver Photography Meetup Group since 2008 and have been the organizer since 2012.