Thursday, July 26, 2012

Find the Golden Hour with Google Maps

The Golden Hour Calculator is a Google Map that displays sunrise and sunset times, the elevation and azimuth of the sun and shows users when the golden hour occurs for any location.

The Golden Hour Calculator defines the 'golden hour' as "the first and last hour of sunlight in the day when the special quality of light yields particularly beautiful photographs". Using the calculator photographers can enter the location where they are planning to take photos and the calculator will display a graph beneath the map showing when the golden hour occurs.

Users can change the date of their shoot to ensure the calculator displays the correct times for the golden hour.

Also See

The Photographer's Ephemeris - a map tool for photographers, including sunrise & sunset times


Zubida Khatoon said...

I like another great feature of the app is the different map modes. Like Google Maps and Google Earth, we can change between NORMAL, SATELLITE, HYBRID, and TERRAIN modes. I find the terrain mode especially handy to check for any large mountains or hills that will affect the light in the location I am planning to shoot at.

Editing Tips said...

golden Hour Calculator is primarily designed for outdoor photography, understanding the principles of golden hour lighting can also be beneficial for setting up artificial lighting indoors