Sometimes browsing in the iTunes music store for good apps is hit or miss. Actually let me rephrase that – I find it’s always hit or miss. there’s a lot of apps listed in the category ‘photography’ that may not belong there.
There’s apps with pictures of sexy girls (not photography IMHO) and apps for editing and post processing photos on or taken by the iPhone and then there’s some great photographer tool style apps.
That latter group is my favorite and also where the Strobox app fits in. An app for photographers.
Strobox is a free app by Janis Lanka (@janislanka) and it helps you create quick lighting diagrams. Whether you are jotting down notes about a lighting setup for a photo to share with others or to use again later this is a great app to have on your device.
There are currently 25+ pieces of lighting equipment that you can move, rotate and place on your diagram including backgrounds, strobes, soft boxes, umbrellas and more.
The app saves your setups for future reference or generated a PNG that you can easily email to someone (or yourself.) I’ve used it multiple times to take note of lighting setups I’ve used in specific photos and ideas for lighting setups that might produce a cool effect. Here’s an example of a PNG I just created through Strobox.
Visit the Strobox Website or download Strobox through the iTunes Music Store.
Strobox graphics are from http://app.strobox.com/ and used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 License