Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Why Golden Hour?

 
Why Golden Hour? As a continuation of previous post, this post will discuss why golden hour is very long-awaited by photographers. This is duethe sun gives an amazing light effects on each photo snap which make photographers more creative.

Here are some of the reasons photographers look for sunny golden hour:

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Gorgeous warm light: It can just make your subjects glow.

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Silhouettes: Shoot into the sun and your subjects will be amazing silhouettes.

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Lens flare: another possibility with shooting into the sun is lens flare which can add atmosphere to your shots when used in moderation.

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Indoor photography: If you have a window or open doorway where the light get in through, you can make beautiful indoor photos too. So golden hour need not just be an outdoor thing.

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Moody Clouds: The light in this time also hits the sky and landscape around your subject and they create mood and atmosphere in your shots.

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Black and White Possibilities: Monochromatic? Who's afraid! Just do it!

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Rims of Light: It’s particularly good through hair, when you shoot with the sun behind your subject, you create rims of light around them which accentuate features.

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Shadows: You can play with your subject's shadow by shooting at certain angles.


Do you have any experience with the golden hour in addition to what I mentioned above?

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