Some of the most stunning photos printed on canvas by APC are shot within our national parks. And our customers tell us that one of the easiest ways to find and capture the iconic scenes that make each park so special is to simply follow the advice of photographers who've toiled for years scouting the perfect locations.
Thousands of photographers have contributed to the printed books and shooting manuals that for decades have served so well as guides for pros and amateurs who want to follow their leads into the wilds of the park system. Now, however, a new breed of photographers is creating robust electronic guides that carry the promise of lightening our loads during the hunt for the perfect shot.
The creators of the iFotoGuides for iPhone and iPad have already introduced three park-specific apps that are fulfilling that promise – with more in development. Now, shooters trekking to Arhes, Yosemite and Grand Canyon National Parks can arm themselves with a few megs of data on a device they already carry, swapping out the weighty printed materials for an extra camera body or lens – or the extra provisions that will enable them to venture further than their encumbered fellow shooters.
Each app includes vital park information, interactive maps, photo locations, sunrise and sunset tables, stunning image galleries by renowned expert photographers, and even information on dining, lodging and other nearby services – in short, all of the information you need to make the most of your photo tour of each park. These guides won't weigh you down by one ounce, and the iFotoGuide apps set you back only $4.99 each – way less than those heavy printed guidebooks.
Show off your own national park photo to win an iFotoGuide app
We've got 15 exclusive prize codes to give away to our blog readers – each redeemable for a FREE iFotoGuide app! To win, be one of the first 15 people to post a comment to this post that includes a link to a photo you took within any U.S. national park. Your link can take us to an image posted on Flickr, your blog, Facebook – or wherever your image is publicly hosted – as long as it's attributable to you.
In your comment, tell us about the photo you are linking to and your top two choices of current iFotoGuide apps (Arches, Yosemite or Grand Canyon). Remember to use a valid email address when commenting (it won't be appear on our blog) so we can send you a prize code if you're a winner! Giveaway ends Thursday, October 7 at midnight EST or when 15 prize-eligible comments have been posted – whichever comes first. Prize codes will be emailed on Friday, October 8 and must be redeemed by Monday, October 11.