Visual field-of-view calculator and shot planner for outdoor photographers.

The Photographer's Transit ("Photo Transit") is a map-based shot planning tool for outdoor photographers who use interchangeable lens cameras (such as SLRs). Plan the best possible camera, lenses and shooting locations for your photo trip or assignment using the sophisticated built-in field of view simulator.

Photo Transit includes detailed elevation profile information so you can scout your sightlines ahead of time, and check whether your planned focal length will capture your subject. Photo Transit's vertical field of view chart lets you see if your subject will be visible or obstructed by the local terrain.

Create projects containing detailed shot lists, including camera and subject location, height above the ground, pitch, orientation and focal length. Share your planned shots with colleagues and friends via email and social media, or export them as KML for use in your favourite GPS app.

With a rich feature set including Google Street View, and offline maps and elevation data, and a choice of elevation data sources, The Photographer's Transit is a powerful tool for any photographer who likes to be well prepared.

Key features:

- Define your own camera and lens kits
- 5 available map types, including 2 offline map choices
- Adjustable field of view map overlay
- Google Street View camera control
- Elevation profile from camera to subject location
- Apparent altitude profile to visualize the effect of local terrain
- Find and save your favorite locations
- Shot lists and projects
- Integrates with TPE (The Photographer's Ephemeris)
- Sample project with example shots and reference photos

Sharing + Export:

- Twitter, Facebook, Message
- View in Safari
- Email Shot
- Email Project
- Add shot to calendar
- Import/export locations
- All sharing options include link to website so you can freely share your photo plans with friends and colleagues

Advanced features:

- Teleconverter support
- Add custom sensor/film type
- Show field of view for multiple prime lenses
- Simulate lens zoom directly
- Camera-subject distance, bearing, altitude
- Camera orientation, pitch and height above ground
- Subject height above ground
- Map tilt and rotate, autorotate
- Magnetic north option
- Multiple elevation data sources available (Google, SRTM3, AsterGDEM, GTOPO30)
- SRTM3, AsterGDEM and GTOPO30 elevation data is saved for offline use
- KML project and shot export

Available map types include:

- Google Maps Standard, Hybrid, Terrain
- OpenCycleMap Topographic (available offline)
- OpenStreetMap (available offline)


- This app is designed for photographers using interchangeable lens cameras (e.g. SLR, Micro 4/3rds, Medium/Large format film)
- Maps and elevation-based calculations require a data connection unless an offline data source is used
- Maps and elevation data must be viewed while connected to the internet in order to be saved for later use offline
- Not all map types and elevation data sources are available offline
- Topographic map data is available only between 60°N and 47°S
- Overlay maps are not always available for the highest zoom levels
- Topographic maps courtesy of
- OSM map tiles courtesy of CartoDB
- Google Elevation data is subject to daily usage limits per IP address
- Availability of specific map types and Google Street View is dependent on 3rd party map service availability, terms and conditions, and is subject to change
- Google Maps, Google Street View and Google Earth are trademarks owned by Google Inc.
- Future updates may require iOS 9 or higher

Plan the perfect vantage point for your photographic subjects and enjoy a better field of view!

What's New

Version 2.3.2

- Fixed: occasional crash in altitude chart

- Changes: updated map server details
- Fixed: occasional crash when viewing altitude chart before data has been received

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Longer zoom choices please


I’m shooting a 600mm with a 2x teleconverter. So that’s 1200mm but the app only lets you choose 800mm max.

Updates to 5 stars. I didn’t realize there was a teleconverter button. Could be just me, but maybe it could be a little more apparent how to add it? For the less observant of us ;)

Developer Response

Hi - the app already supports selecting teleconverters to achieve what you need. Just tap the teleconverter icon and choose between None, ×1.4, ×1.7, ×2 or ×3.

Trio of apps = essential


This app is well thought out. Be sure to delve a bit as it can be overwhelming. Once you have a handle on its mechanics you will find this tool essential for prepping your landscape outings. Take the guesswork out of which lenses and bodies to take on your next trek.

Landscape photographers rejoice.

A primary tool for landscape and wildlife photography

SF Presidio

Like TPE the Transit program is a solid investment for photographers. Take the time to read all the tutorials in full. This will insure you can get the greatest benefit for the program.


Crookneck Consulting LLC
47.6 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013-2017 Crookneck Consulting LLC


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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