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More than just Golden Hour

September 6, 2017


When most people, photographers or non photographers, think about lighting they think the magic hour. Magic hour is that golden time period right when the sun starts to set until sunset. In reality, there are numerous different times to shoot with natural light; golden hour, blue hour, daytime, and nighttime. I'm sure you're thinking now what are all those other times? Let me explain. 




This is the time right when the sun begins to rise until full sunrise and right after sunset but before nighttime. This time casts a mysterious blue color or dusky color over your images. When you shoot during this hour, you retain the vivid colors of what you are shooting. This time is great for moody photographs. Due to how short this lasts, 20-30 minutes, you will need to plan ahead to capture your photogr