What is “Golden Hour” Anyways?
Golden Hour is a professional photographer's favorite magic trick. It's a bit of a misnomer because it's actually a two hour chunk of time either right after the sun rises or right before the sun sets. As someone who loves drama and bright splashes of light in her work, Golden Hour delivers almost every time. But it also provides the opportunity for a really soft, natural light that flatters everyone. No harsh shadows under the chin or eyes, nice soft well... golden light! (for lack of a better word!) There is something about Golden Hour that makes everything sparkle and shine! This image of this picnic table at any other time of day would not be nearly as inviting. See? This isn't Golden Hour. This is Boring Hour. It's fine, it's just not singing to me. But here, in Golden hour, it gets me feeling all poetic and nostalgic about summer, don't you