This week your photographic challenge is to take and share a photo that was taken in the ‘golden hours’.
The ‘Golden Hours’ are those times just before or after the sun rises and sets – when photographers are often presented with light that is warm and golden and hitting subjects at an angle that presents all kinds of wonderful possibilities.
You might like to take sunrise/sunset shots, portraits, silhouettes or any other kind of photograph – just make sure it was taken around the sunrise or sunset times of day. I’ve included 11 great tutorials below for you to get some knowhow and inspiration for your shoots.
So set your alarm for an early rise or make sure you have your camera with you at the end of the day – I can’t wait to see your Golden Hour shots!
Once you’ve taken your ‘Golden Hour’ Images – choose your best 1-2, upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and either share a link to them or – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.
If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSGOLDEN to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.
Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks Close UP/Macro challenge where there were some great shots submitted.
11 Gold Hour Photography Tutorials
Here are 11 tutorials to help you with your Golden Hour Photography this Week!
- Beginners tips for Sunrise Portraits Part 1
- Sunrise Portrait Tips – Part 2
- The Golden Hours – Perfect Time for Portraits
- How to Use Sunset Light to Light Portraits
- How to Photograph Sunsets and Sunrises
- How to Photograph a Sunrise
- Tips on Early Morning Photography
- How to Photograph a Silhouette in 8 Easy Steps
- Beyond Sunset: The Different Phases of Twilight
- Twilight Photography Tips
- Perfect Sunset Composition: How I Did It