I am joining in with Samantha of Elah Tree’s Lens Revolution! I have never taken a photography class but I long to learn more about my camera and creating pictures for this space! Sam just started this series on weekly prompts to help you learn and grow in your photography! I am thrilled to be joining in today – check out past prompts on Aperture, ISO, and Tripod Shooting!
Today’s challenge had us waiting for a specific time to get out and take some photos – Magic Hour! Magic hour is that time frame (not always an hour ;)) when the sun is setting and it casts this magical glow over all the land. It is also commonly known as Golden Hour.
Bruce and I set out together to take advantage of this magic time. It takes some time figuring out when you need to get out there! We went once and missed it, so we went the next night and got there a bit early just to be safe! Some times magic hour stretches far over open plains but if you live where we do, the sun dips down behind the mountains (still providing hours more of light) just covering our city in the shade. It changes the dynamics of Magic Hour but you can still catch it if you time it right. We are working on that! HAHA.
I also just found this website of a photographer named Ben Sasso! He wrote this incredible post on Golden Hour as well and I found it so helpful! Be warned, you will click over to this website and get lost forever! I am soaking in all the information I can learn! He even has some classes that I am saving up for!!!
Have you ever tried to catch magic hour? Do you love it? It is fun to play around with all the kinds of lighting! Have a DSLR and want to play with it? Join The Lens Revolution!