Photography is our specialty!
Fotocast is the only weather app designed just for photographers, by photographers. It also works well for outdoor videographers!
There are a lot of great weather apps out there for smartphones and tablets. At Photographer’s Arsenal, our mission was to create a weather app designed just for outdoor photographers, with features useful to photographers that other weather apps lack.
A unique weather app...
… packed with tools and features for outdoor photographers!
We use hyperlocal weather data from several weather services to give you the most accurate forecast possible.
See helpful photography suggestions and tips based on the current weather.
Sunny 16 Rule
Automatically get camera setting recommendations based on the “Sunny 16” rule for your current weather conditions.
Sunrise + Sunset Quality
Powered by SunsetWx, get a quality prediction for today’s sunrise or sunset. Know if the sky will be beautiful at that magic hour before you even leave the house!
Golden Hour + Blue Hour
See the times for all of the important natural light phases for any date and location. First light, blue hour, golden hour, sunrise, high noon, sunset, nightfall, and more!
See amazing photos from other photographers based on weather conditions for some quick inspiration! This handy tool automatically shows relevant photos based on your photographer type and current weather conditions.
Sun + Moon Direction Tool
Always know what direction the Sun or Moon will be in at time, for any place!
Save all of your camera equipment and gear into a database, and even configure what weather conditions you need each item for!
Log your photo session distance traveled while on the go so you can save it to your computer later for book-keeping/accounting purposes.
Save as many locations as you want in Fotocast, and quickly switch between them.
Hyperlocal Weather + Alerts
Get notified when precipitation is starting at your location down to the minute, and see rain intensity minute-by-minute.*
*Minutely forecast currently only available in USA, Canada, and United Kingdom. More locations coming soon.
Many weather apps lack cloud height information, but for outdoor photographers we understand how important this can be!
Get an automatic notification every night at a time you can set, of the next day’s weather.
Severe Weather Alerts
Get notified when severe weather warnings are in effect for your region.*
*Note: Not supported in all areas. Currently only supported in countries who have an online national alert system.
Weather Maps + Radar
No weather app would be complete without weather maps and animated radar! Fotocast has a lot of maps… even a light pollution map for night time photographers.
Shot Clock + Compass
A handy, large, contrasty digital clock. Take a photo of the time when shooting with multiple cameras to sync capture time in post processing software. Fotocast also has a built-in compass!
Almanac (Historic Weather)
See weather from any day in the past – and automatically average out past weather conditions to predict the future!
Fully customize the color, look, and feel of Fotocast.
… And a lot more!
We are always adding new features and tools based on user feedback.
We always want to hear your feedback.
If you have an idea for a new tool or feature you would like to see in Fotocast, contact us at any time and we will add it to the app as soon as we can!
Help support the planet!
We donate a portion of the proceeds from this app to the Sierra Club Foundation, a charity focused on keeping the Earth a beautiful place for all outdoor photographers. Our first donation will be made in early 2019 based on 2018 revenue. Contact us after March 20th 2019 for a copy of the donation form and receipt.