*CALIFORNIA, HONG KONG & SINGAPORE PHOTO LOCATIONS (New York & more coming soon)!*
"Where was that photo taken?!" Explorest helps you discover the world’s most beautiful photo locations shared by globally recognized photography and travel influencers (many of whom you’ll recognize from Instagram). Our Location Insights give you access to precise GPS coordinates where the photographer stood, detailed directions on how to get there, best times to go, weather forecasts, and insider photography tips specific to each location.
EXACT GPS COORDINATES TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LOCATIONS
• No uncertainties, get to the exact spot where the photographer stood to take the shot.
KNOW HOW TO GET THERE
• Need to arrive at a spot before closing time? Or take a boat to get there? You'll receive all the instructions needed.
PLAN WITH REAL-TIME WEATHER AND MAGIC HOUR DATA
• Know the exact times of sunrise, sunset and golden hours when the light is best for photography.
GET THE PERFECT SHOT
• Access Explorests’ field tips and photo specs (camera, lens, ISO, aperture, shutter speed) so you'll know what to bring along and how best to capture the perfect moment.
TRACK WHERE YOU’VE BEEN AND WANT TO GO
• With so many amazing places to explore, enjoy the ability to track where you’ve visited and want to travel.
• Save the location, tips and details to your mobile device and access them even if you lose service while exploring.
KNOW WHAT TO DO NEARBY
• If there's a place close by serving the best coffee in town, you'll know.
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If you love Explorest, we'd be very thankful if you rated us! The more happy users, the more Location Insights we’ll be able to create!
PREMIUM (EARLY MEMBER PRICING)
Explorest Premium will unlock all Location Insight information in the app, and costs $4.99/month or $29.49/year. You can subscribe and pay through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. You can manage your subscriptions by entering the user settings in iTunes after the purchase. Auto-renew may also be turned off from there.
Improved real-time weather and magic hour data (five-day forecast, exact times of sunrise, sunset and golden hours when the light is best for photography). Updated Facebook SDK.
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Ratings and Reviews
This Is Not Okay.
This app is every California photographer’s nightmare brought to life. One of the greatest parts about being a landscape or outdoor portrait photographer is taking pride in knowing scenic locations. This is a core element of the photography community: knowing “spots” and only sharing them with your close friends and trusted colleagues. (Much like the surfing community.) The mystery of the location of a shot is a core element of the profession. If you want to know where a photo was taken, you have to EXPLORE and find it YOURSELF or know the right people. Well thanks to this app, this aspect of the profession and/or hobby will soon be lost. This is really upsetting. Get ready for all the beautiful, serene shots you see of the California cost become flooded with random pedestrians and wanna-be models. And this complaint/ unfortunate reality-check isn’t coming from an old guy who has been in the business. I’m a 21 year old female photographer that has spent the last 7 years EARNING my knowledge as to where good shooting locations are along the California coast by putting hundreds of miles on my car and making connections with other photographers. Apparently the makers of this app were never taught any industry “manners.”
Developer Response ,
Hi lollipoplulu - thanks for your review! My name is Michael Lax, I’m the co-founder of Explorest and a professional photographer. I, like you, have worked tirelessly over the years driving thousands of miles and befriending photographers worldwide to discover extraordinary locations. As photographers we have the benefit of being in an industry which enables us to travel and explore for a living; however, we all have many friends who aren’t photographers and are lucky if they get to take a couple trips per year. Myself and the other Explorest location contributors feel compelled to share the world’s beauty with everyone; especially those who don’t have the luxury of time to discover these places on their own. We hear your concern and are very mindful in which locations we include in our database. We don’t include any location too sacred or sensitive to human impact. Please feel free to reach out to us directly if you'd like to discuss further!
I know some people like the mysterious hidden landscape to be only found for those fortunate explorers but I think it’s more honorable to share these beautiful hidden areas for all of us. After all we are all homes to this beautiful earth. I think we shouldn’t be selfish but open to sharing. Anyways it’s impossible for everyone to explore all the nature so it’s good to see options. I have cancer patient friends and it’s nice to bring them to these rare locations because every day for them is precious. Truly thankful for this company and hope for more expansion and location. As secrets are open, it will never be enough because earth is full of more mysterious unexplored. And some of us don’t have the luxury to travel. You have no idea how it can be very difficult and money consuming to explore randomly. With this app, we save time and money and enjoy the nature peacefully :) thanks again!
Developer Response ,
This is exactly what we strive to bring to the world! Thank you so much for sharing such a thoughtful sentiment towards our business. We'd like to show you our appreciation - please email us at email@example.com
Love it. It’s okay to share your knowledge. Be kind; be nice.
I really love the idea of this. Thank you for your hard work. I love the fact that you share; not trying to hold back the information, even though you have spent a lot of time and money on your experience. The price is every affordable and fair to pay considering of how much each photographer has to put work in. I’m stunned by how much selfish some people could be. Either don’t want to pay nor want to share what they know. That’s just so wrong. I hope you guys will grow stronger and thanks for coming with this idea. Right now there’s not a lot but if no one wants to support them now by paying for what you want to use then how could they grow?
Developer Response ,
Lingo7639, thank you for this very thoughtful review! You’re a rockstar. We’re stoked you’re so happy with the app - keep an eye out for a new region launching soon!
- Explorest Inc
- 65.2 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Explorest Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Monthly Membership $4.99
- Yearly Membership $29.49
- Free Trial Monthly Membership $5.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.