Welcome to my favorite time of day.
Golden hour, also known as the magic hour, is the period of time just before sunrise or just after sunset when the sun is low on the horizon and the light has a warm, golden quality. Let me tell you why I love this light the most.
Soft, flattering light: During golden hour, the light is soft and diffused, which is more flattering for portraits. The light is less harsh and creates fewer shadows and less contrast, resulting in more even and natural-looking skin tones.
Warm, golden tones: The golden hour light has a warm, golden tone that adds a beautiful and magical quality to photos. The light enhances the colors in the environment and creates a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Longer shadows and depth: The low angle of the sun during golden hour creates longer shadows and adds depth and dimension to photos. This creates more visual interest and can make photos more dynamic and engaging.
More creative options: The warm, golden light during golden hour provides more creative options for photographers. The light can be used to create silhouettes, backlighting, and other creative effects that may not be possible during other times of the day.
In summary, the soft, flattering light, warm golden tones, longer shadows and depth, and creative options make golden hour the best time for photos. Whether it's portraits, landscapes, or any other type of photography, golden hour provides a magical quality that can take photos to the next level. Confused about golden light timing in your area? Shoot me an email so we can chat.