Thursday, April 21, 2011

Golden Hour for Photographers

Ever wonder what hour of the day will be best for taking outside photos?  Well just check out The Golden Hour website.  As stated on the site: 


The Golden Hour (sometimes referred to as the Magic Hour) is often defined as the first and last hour of sunlight in the day when the special quality of light yields particularly beautiful photographs.

It is quite easy to use.  You can find your exact location and it will show the hour in the morning and the evening that will produce the best light for taking pictures.   It is also now available as a Universal app on iPhone and iPad.  Concept, design and development is by Roger Moffatt.

I have had this website on my favorite list for quite a while but had forgotten about it until I had to clean a virus off the old computer this week.  So now, just like checking out the tides when you are at the beach, you can check out the "Golden Hour".  Hope this might be helpful to you in planning those photo shoots. 

*Disclaimer:  My photos are included for color, not because of their quality.  Still learning to combine light, focus, exposure, composition, etc.  



  1. Very cool -- I'm going to have to fool around with that.

  2. Hi Carol! I've just posted directions for grabbing a button. :) Also, email me directly at: I have something else to tell you. Have a great Sunday!


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