Going Golden

The golden hour is the magic hour. Most photographers know this to be true, but what does that really mean?

Hyrun, 9 years old, Palo Alto

A quick Google search will tell you that during the golden hour, shadows are less dark, less harsh, and highlights are less likely to be overexposed. But the delightful subtleties of the golden hour are best explored in person during that hard-to-put-your-finger-on instant riiiight before the sun begins to set. And, if you’re a shutterbug, that’s the moment to snap your photo.

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