Find the best time to take photos outside in natural light

#2 Product of the DayAugust 22, 2015



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Sam KingMaker@samkingphoto · Designer, samking.co
Hey Product Hunt! I’m the Designer behind Rizon. I’ve been working on this on and off for nearly two years now—it feels much longer! I paired up with a talented developer @malolan_s around 4 months ago and we built Rizon on evenings & weekends. It’s finally ready to share! The idea behind Rizon was that it’s usually a pain for the casual photographer to find out when the best time of day to shoot photographs outdoors is. Sure, there are other apps that tell you the same sort of information, but sometimes it can be an information overload. I just wanted a simple way to see when Golden Hour was happening, along with Twilight and the time of day to avoid harsh shadows. Rizon uses your current location and date to work out the times for you. You can also use a custom location (which is available offline) and custom dates to help you plan photo-shoots in advance. I’m also really forgetful so we have 2 different types of reminders. Quick Reminders let you just set one-off reminders for the upcoming two Golden Hours or a custom date. Repeat Reminders are sent every day (depending on the settings you choose) so you don’t have to do anything. Rizon will just ping you when to get outside. We’d love to hear what the PH community have to say, so we’re giving away a few codes for people to try it out. If you have any questions, ask away! Thanks, Sam Lastly, a massive thank you to Eric for hunting Rizon! 👊
Chris Scott@chrisgscott · I make stuff for pro photographers.
Very cool. Added to my Hunts for Pro Photographers collection!
Malolan SanthanakrisMaker@malolan_s
@chrisgscott Thank you for adding us to the collection.
Sam KingMaker@samkingphoto · Designer, samking.co
@chrisgscott such an awesome collection!
Alex Putici@alexputici · A Few Things | Putici.com
Love this. A great looking app that does its one function very well. We all carry amazing tools in our pockets and anything that'll make them work better for the every day user is a good thing. Nice work.
Malolan SanthanakrisMaker@malolan_s
@alexputici Thanks for your support and appreciation!
Malolan SanthanakrisMaker@malolan_s
Hey Product Hunt!, I am the developer of Rizon. Thank you for letting us showcase the app in this awesome community. I am here to answer any questions. Malolan
Alfred Lua@alfred_lua · Community, Buffer
I'm just a casual photographer but I realised that natural lighting is often the best for photography. However, finding the right time of the day is a real issue. Seems promising, especially for serious outdoor photographers (not me haha)!
Sam KingMaker@samkingphoto · Designer, samking.co
@alfred_lua thanks Alfred!