Let’s face it, one of the hardest parts about photographing in a new and unfamiliar place is finding the good spots to shoot. It takes time, knowledge, and skill to roam and find the best spots to shoot even when you live in an area, so finding enough time to do so while you are traveling or visiting a new place is difficult. Luckily a new app called Streetography aims to make this process easier by crowd sourcing image location data to highlight the best places to shoot.
For now the app is limited to iOS and English language countries, but users can filter images based on a variety of criteria including source, time, etc. This allows users to filter out images taken by teenagers, or smartphones, or images taken at a certain time of day, or only images taken during a specific time of day. This makes for finding a good place to shoot near you so much easier than just guessing.
For now, the majority of the images being shared through the service are pulled in from 500px, but the company hopes more and more users will share and upload images directly through the app as the user base grows.
The app is completely free to download and use. Those interested can jump on over to the App Store (here) to download it today. The nice part about it is that since it is pulling images from 500px, there is a good amount of imagery already populating the maps. Even if you aren’t interested in finding new places to shoot, this is a fun new way to explore the world around you through images.
More information can be found over on the Streetography website.