What is the Golden Hour? - Videographer Tips

The Golden Hour. It’s one of these terms that we often hear, but it’s maybe not as clear, as of what it means.
It’s a widly popular moment of the day for photographers and videographers to shoot.
But why is that again? 🌅

When is it?

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The golden hour starts roughly one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset.

You as well get really precise with free apps like Golden Hour from Simplaapliko.

Characteristics

  • SOFT
    The transition from light to dark is gradual, creating soft light that’s very flattering and especially good for portraits.

  • WARM
    The low angle of the sun creates an orange glow, that is rather associated with calm and happiness.

  • DIRECTIONAL
    Since the sun is low in the sky, it’s easy to create back-lighting, side lighting or front lighting.

So get creative with back lighting, silhouettes and shadows.
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