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What is Golden Hour?
Golden hour is the short time period just after sunrise and also again just before sunset. If the air is filled with a flattering golden hue that’s perfect for photographing everything from landscapes to portraits. When the sun is so low on the horizon, the light is directional, creating long, and soft shadows giving magic dimension to your photographs.
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You can use that soft dimensional light of magic golden hour or sunset to achieve creative effects that aren’t possible at any other time of day. The sun is low in the sky during these hours and more diffuse (and redder) than normal thanks to having to be filtered for a greater distance through the atmosphere. At golden hour, you won’t get the kind of harsh shadows you see at high noon.