Visualize tomorrow's photograph, today

Should you set the alarm tomorrow for sunrise? Which day gives you the best conditions to capture that stunning landscape? Will tonight's weather be ideal for capturing the milky way?

GetOutCast is the first and only service to answer all these questions. We analyze weather and astronomical data to provide a customized forecast for the photographic potential for any location in the United States.

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If you're heading out to take outdoor photographs, then using GetOutCast will help you better plan your trip. Simply input your location and select your subject, and GetOutCast will deliver a "success score" based on a mashup of atmospheric and weather data for the area. All you need to do is be there and press the shutter. (That, we can't do for you.)

Saves time

Professional photographers have been using weather forecasts for years to visualize their photos. This takes not only a long time to master but a long time just to read the dispersed data (often taking 30 minutes). We boil it down to a simple hourly score that takes just seconds to read.

Location Specific

We've consulted the stars (literally gathered astronomical data) to accurately predict the atmospheric conditions of all locations in the United States.

Subject Specific

Each photographic subject has unique requirements beyond just shooting during the golden hours. With more than a decade's experience in the field, we've taken what we have learned and included it in our unique algorithms.

Continuously Updated

And because we know that weather changes constantly, we continuously update the data to make sure you have the best forecast available whenever you need it. Like now!

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Available forecasts

Sunrise & Sunset
Sunrise & SunsetNo good journey is complete without a stunning sunrise or sunset photo. Take luck out of the equation and use the sunrise and sunset forecasting tool to better plan most memorable photographs.
SkyThe sky is the biggest backdrop to almost all outdoor photography. This forecast allow you to determine when you have the best chance of adding that zing to your outdoor photographs.
AstrophotographyShooting the stars—otherwise known as astrophotography—requires three things: luck, patience, and coffee. This forecast will eliminate the luck, and let you know how much coffee to brew.
LunarThe moon is an interesting subject that can be photographed both during the day and at night (even better during a sunrise or sunset). This forecast will let you know when you can find it and if the conditions are ideal.
FogSometimes you are unexpectedly rewarded for waking up early with the presence of fog. With this forecast, it's no longer unexpected.
LandscapeLandscape photography often includes an extreme range of different subjects each with their own different needs. This forecast focuses on capturing natural subjects.
WaterfallsPhotographing waterfalls often requires long exposures. This photography forecast focuses on when lighting and wind conditions are best for leaving the shutter open.
PortraitsPortrait photography outdoors is not just about the light, learn what else to watch out for to find those ideal conditions.
MacroMacro photography absolutely requires great light and no wind. Let us tell you when mother nature cooperates.