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Explorest — Photo Locations

Explorest — Photo Locations

Explorest Inc.

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4.4 Ratings 1K+ Reviews 10K+ Downloads

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4.4
1.1K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    78+%
  2. 4
    5+%
  3. 3
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  4. 2
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  5. 1
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  • Amazing app But... Aug 1, 2019

    By Derrek Harris
    Amazing app I’ve been looking for something like this for a long time. One thing that Would put the icing on the cake is a section for new photographers or people who didn’t have much experience. The reason I say this is because the photos shown are beautiful but when you check the camera that was used.. they are 3,4, and 5 thousand dollar cameras.”not including the lenses” This is fine if you’re a professional. Or even someone who’s been doing it a long time as a hobby. But for people just starting out there should be a guide section with less expensive equipment And tips for people just starting out. Maybe even less advanced locations that require top of the line gear. I think most people would be inclined to spend the extra money on your subscription if they knew they were getting more like a path/guide to being able to taking those amazing pictures rather than just a location and some tips.
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  • Thankful Sep 22, 2018

    By livetoseethebeauty
    I know some people like the mysterious hidden landscape to be only found for those fortunate explorers but I think it’s more honorable to share these beautiful hidden areas for all of us. After all we are all homes to this beautiful earth. I think we shouldn’t be selfish but open to sharing. Anyways it’s impossible for everyone to explore all the nature so it’s good to see options. I have cancer patient friends and it’s nice to bring them to these rare locations because every day for them is precious. Truly thankful for this company and hope for more expansion and location. As secrets are open, it will never be enough because earth is full of more mysterious unexplored. And some of us don’t have the luxury to travel. You have no idea how it can be very difficult and money consuming to explore randomly. With this app, we save time and money and enjoy the nature peacefully :) thanks again!
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  • Nov 1, 2020

    By Omar Nuñez
    GREAT APP! Love the UX! But 5 stars when they can add a way to pin a spot we may come across, walking or driving, and that's NOT on the map already AKA "hidden gems." This way we can see where a particular spot on the map is that we can come back and photograph to share when we have our gear or the time to take a worthy photo to submit. This is different than "bookmarks" currently in app of locations already submitted.
    more
  • Not really sure about this one Sep 15, 2020

    By Wilkyway1979
    I feel as if this is one more app for people to find the places I’m searching high and low for where people can trash, take over and show no respect just to get that Instagram shot that 500 other people are getting (think Walker Canyon during the superbloom.) It has great locations but the photos are professional leading the average Joe to make the trek there thinking they will get the same photos on their iPhone. And that creates more competition for space that what we need...especially with people who don’t respect our creative spaces just to lose something up on their Gram. If this was more geo based with information about the location and what it actually looks like on an average day...it would be super helpful. And to have a way to plan, curate, etc. it has a lot of potential but needs a major overall to turn it into a practical tool worth paying for. Perhaps you should do some google polls or surveys.
    more
  • Oct 19, 2020

    By Kole Basilio
    I absolutely love Explorest. Throughout my experience as a photographer, I have been in need of finding photography locations. I've done research and it is hard. Finally Explorest was released and it changed my life. I have been able to go to stunning locations to shoot with ease. With it now being released on Android I no longer have to go to my friends house just to use his Apple for a location. Love the app 100%. Best app ever.
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  • Jan 27, 2021

    By TeleDan
    Wow, I live in the heart of the Colorado Rockies and the 'nearest' landscape locations are in Nevada and California. This app has a long way to go. Nice UI.
  • Jan 10, 2021

    By Christopher Callens
    App navigation is frustrating. Back button doesn't work as it should. Search for nearby locations, shows me places 500 miles away
  • This Is Not Okay. Jul 8, 2018

    By lollipoplulu
    This app is every California photographer’s nightmare brought to life. One of the greatest parts about being a landscape or outdoor portrait photographer is taking pride in knowing scenic locations. This is a core element of the photography community: knowing “spots” and only sharing them with your close friends and trusted colleagues. (Much like the surfing community.) The mystery of the location of a shot is a core element of the profession. If you want to know where a photo was taken, you have to EXPLORE and find it YOURSELF or know the right people. Well thanks to this app, this aspect of the profession and/or hobby will soon be lost. This is really upsetting. Get ready for all the beautiful, serene shots you see of the California cost become flooded with random pedestrians and wanna-be models. And this complaint/ unfortunate reality-check isn’t coming from an old guy who has been in the business. I’m a 21 year old female photographer that has spent the last 7 years EARNING my knowledge as to where good shooting locations are along the California coast by putting hundreds of miles on my car and making connections with other photographers. Apparently the makers of this app were never taught any industry “manners.”
    more
  • Dec 6, 2020

    By AliMali
    This app makes no sense. Isn't it supposed to show locations near me for good photo opportunities? That was my impression from the description. It completely failed. It was showing places 300+ miles away. And I live in the 5th largest US city, so something should come up near me. I couldn't figure out how to show me locations in my area. Isn't that the point!? This app was showing me random locations that made no correlation to where I was. Complete waste. Uninstall.
    more
  • Dec 13, 2020

    By Adrian Camacho
    There is only 1 place in my country.... (I live in the Czech Republic). Also, don't know of this isn't already implemented, but you should let users add photoplaces. Because there are really few places.

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  • Amazing app But... Aug 1, 2019

    By Derrek Harris
    Amazing app I’ve been looking for something like this for a long time. One thing that Would put the icing on the cake is a section for new photographers or people who didn’t have much experience. The reason I say this is because the photos shown are beautiful but when you check the camera that was used.. they are 3,4, and 5 thousand dollar cameras.”not including the lenses” This is fine if you’re a professional. Or even someone who’s been doing it a long time as a hobby. But for people just starting out there should be a guide section with less expensive equipment And tips for people just starting out. Maybe even less advanced locations that require top of the line gear. I think most people would be inclined to spend the extra money on your subscription if they knew they were getting more like a path/guide to being able to taking those amazing pictures rather than just a location and some tips.
    more
  • Thankful Sep 22, 2018

    By livetoseethebeauty
    I know some people like the mysterious hidden landscape to be only found for those fortunate explorers but I think it’s more honorable to share these beautiful hidden areas for all of us. After all we are all homes to this beautiful earth. I think we shouldn’t be selfish but open to sharing. Anyways it’s impossible for everyone to explore all the nature so it’s good to see options. I have cancer patient friends and it’s nice to bring them to these rare locations because every day for them is precious. Truly thankful for this company and hope for more expansion and location. As secrets are open, it will never be enough because earth is full of more mysterious unexplored. And some of us don’t have the luxury to travel. You have no idea how it can be very difficult and money consuming to explore randomly. With this app, we save time and money and enjoy the nature peacefully :) thanks again!
    more
  • Oct 19, 2020

    By Kole Basilio
    I absolutely love Explorest. Throughout my experience as a photographer, I have been in need of finding photography locations. I've done research and it is hard. Finally Explorest was released and it changed my life. I have been able to go to stunning locations to shoot with ease. With it now being released on Android I no longer have to go to my friends house just to use his Apple for a location. Love the app 100%. Best app ever.
    more
  • Use it on your journey Jan 19, 2019

    By FatGuyWhoPlaysGames
    Are you looking to explore? I was. On a recent trip to California, I was hitting the coast and making the drive from San Fran to LA. I wanted to take my time and take in the sights and really see and stop along the coastline and the unique cities that make it such a cool place. Explorest allowed me to plan and hone in on the places I wanted to see and photograph along the way. The user interface rocks and the app is so easy to navigate. All of the information placed at your fingertips, including the specific photographers tips and shot info for each picture, allows you to really see wherever your destination may be from a very cool perspective you may not have ever came upon. Explorest really changed my road trip into a journey. I’ll be using this from now on every time I travel or don’t know the local scene.
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  • Love it. It’s okay to share your knowledge. Be kind; be nice. Sep 10, 2018

    By Lingo7639
    I really love the idea of this. Thank you for your hard work. I love the fact that you share; not trying to hold back the information, even though you have spent a lot of time and money on your experience. The price is every affordable and fair to pay considering of how much each photographer has to put work in. I’m stunned by how much selfish some people could be. Either don’t want to pay nor want to share what they know. That’s just so wrong. I hope you guys will grow stronger and thanks for coming with this idea. Right now there’s not a lot but if no one wants to support them now by paying for what you want to use then how could they grow?
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  • Nov 1, 2020

    By Omar Nuñez
    GREAT APP! Love the UX! But 5 stars when they can add a way to pin a spot we may come across, walking or driving, and that's NOT on the map already AKA "hidden gems." This way we can see where a particular spot on the map is that we can come back and photograph to share when we have our gear or the time to take a worthy photo to submit. This is different than "bookmarks" currently in app of locations already submitted.
    more
  • Not really sure about this one Sep 15, 2020

    By Wilkyway1979
    I feel as if this is one more app for people to find the places I’m searching high and low for where people can trash, take over and show no respect just to get that Instagram shot that 500 other people are getting (think Walker Canyon during the superbloom.) It has great locations but the photos are professional leading the average Joe to make the trek there thinking they will get the same photos on their iPhone. And that creates more competition for space that what we need...especially with people who don’t respect our creative spaces just to lose something up on their Gram. If this was more geo based with information about the location and what it actually looks like on an average day...it would be super helpful. And to have a way to plan, curate, etc. it has a lot of potential but needs a major overall to turn it into a practical tool worth paying for. Perhaps you should do some google polls or surveys.
    more
  • Dec 5, 2020

    By Jason
    Nice idea but limited locations. Good you can add to your visited list but can't add your own pictures? Seems a shame you can't document it properly. Hope it picks up ill check back in 6 months.
  • Wish it were more open to user additions. May 1, 2018

    By Esrever-nI
    I live in Southern California and there’s so much more to shoot than just the beach. When I first saw this app I thought it was going to be a network of photographers adding locations and leaving tips and notes and was excited to add my favorite spots. There would be way more additions and locations to shoot as opposed to the 3 less than 50 miles away from me. For the few locations it does have how ever it provides with tons of information like best times to shoot and what camera settings and tips on finding them, which is great, but I wish I could add on to it. I like that they partner with photographers but limiting the app to only letting them post locations seems far too limiting and is not letting the app be up to its full potential
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  • Potential Jun 3, 2019

    By Chrismerlo81
    Has very real potential to be an essential tool to the average photographer. They should really build a vast base with free/ad paid full access and put themselves on everybody’s phone before charging subscription fees. They may have priced themselves out of rapid expansion by making so few features available at the free level. I’m doing a cross country photography trip soon and this would be ideal if more locations were available to explore but it lacks the base right now. Also I’d add the photographer’s name to the cover photos also so that people can more easily explore and find photographers they like. Overall use is probably 2 stars right now but I have it 3 because of the potential to be so great
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  • Jan 27, 2021

    By TeleDan
    Wow, I live in the heart of the Colorado Rockies and the 'nearest' landscape locations are in Nevada and California. This app has a long way to go. Nice UI.
  • Dec 28, 2020

    By Jordy Sanchez
    Map doesn't work and freezes on a white screen.
  • Dec 20, 2020

    By S Ryan
    No examples within 800km from my location. Not relevant for me.
  • Is this app ready to earn 4.99 per month to people? Dec 26, 2018

    By ㄴㄴㄴㄴㄴ빠세
    Is this app ready to earn 4.99 per month to customers? It only has 3 categories to find spots. It is big country or state but i dont think developers are ready to get paid from customers yet. It is definitely good meaning or purpose of this app but I don’t think those spots are “wanna go” or “wanna see” spots. You just found those places from instagram and copy and paste on this app. And you are asking money for those information that can be easily found on instagram or online. I don’t think this app isn’t ready to take money out of people. It’s almost like trial type of app at this moment.
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  • Great app, but irresponsible posting exact locations Aug 9, 2020

    By hahhahahahhah
    As if Instagram and Facebook haven’t already caused enough damage (indirectly) to the outdoors with geotagging. This app takes it a step further, showing exact locations of little known spots that you would otherwise have to do lots of research to find, and telling you how to get there. This will just invite more irresponsible people who do not adhere to leave no trace principles to destroy what is left of the outdoors. The app itself is honestly great, in theory, but I really hate seeing these hidden gems openly posted with exact locations. It’s very sad, and I hope this app does not become well known for that reason.
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  • Jan 10, 2021

    By Christopher Callens
    App navigation is frustrating. Back button doesn't work as it should. Search for nearby locations, shows me places 500 miles away
  • This Is Not Okay. Jul 8, 2018

    By lollipoplulu
    This app is every California photographer’s nightmare brought to life. One of the greatest parts about being a landscape or outdoor portrait photographer is taking pride in knowing scenic locations. This is a core element of the photography community: knowing “spots” and only sharing them with your close friends and trusted colleagues. (Much like the surfing community.) The mystery of the location of a shot is a core element of the profession. If you want to know where a photo was taken, you have to EXPLORE and find it YOURSELF or know the right people. Well thanks to this app, this aspect of the profession and/or hobby will soon be lost. This is really upsetting. Get ready for all the beautiful, serene shots you see of the California cost become flooded with random pedestrians and wanna-be models. And this complaint/ unfortunate reality-check isn’t coming from an old guy who has been in the business. I’m a 21 year old female photographer that has spent the last 7 years EARNING my knowledge as to where good shooting locations are along the California coast by putting hundreds of miles on my car and making connections with other photographers. Apparently the makers of this app were never taught any industry “manners.”
    more
  • Dec 6, 2020

    By AliMali
    This app makes no sense. Isn't it supposed to show locations near me for good photo opportunities? That was my impression from the description. It completely failed. It was showing places 300+ miles away. And I live in the 5th largest US city, so something should come up near me. I couldn't figure out how to show me locations in my area. Isn't that the point!? This app was showing me random locations that made no correlation to where I was. Complete waste. Uninstall.
    more
  • Dec 13, 2020

    By Adrian Camacho
    There is only 1 place in my country.... (I live in the Czech Republic). Also, don't know of this isn't already implemented, but you should let users add photoplaces. Because there are really few places.
  • Oct 27, 2020

    By Alexandre Ohlanyé
    Theres like 5 photos near my location. Gunna be hard to discover new places nearby with 5 photos. Also, theres no way to be a simple observer of works. They force u to sign up with an email, as a photographer. I'm missing the point.
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