Android is a passion of mine, but it takes second place to photography by a landslide. Ironically enough, Android has been my main source of practice for my photography skills up until about two weeks ago, when I bought a Sony A6500.
You’ll hear me talk about this camera a bunch in the coming months, as I’m head-over-heels with it, and I’ll be using it to take pictures and shoot videos for all of our content moving forward.
One of my main focuses in snapping photos is sunsets. I’d love to catch a sunrise from time to time, too, but my nocturnal ways don’t make that an easy task.
At any rate, I’m always on the hunt for my next beautiful sunset shot, and I found an app today that helps immensely in situations like these. Golden Hour, by Simplaapliko, is available for free on Google Play, and it’s the perfect solution to help you time out your shots.
In photography, the golden hour is a period shortly after sunrise or before sunset during which daylight is redder and softer than when the Sun is higher in the sky.
The Golden Hour app helps by letting you view the exact time frame that falls into golden hour. It also lets you determine times for other daily sun phases, like nautical and astronomical twilights, and “blue” hours.
The feature image at the top of this post is one I took earlier tonight and edited in Adobe Lightroom, specifically for this post.
Golden Hour Features
- Find the time of sunrise and sunset
- Find the duration of the civil, nautical and astronomical twilights, “golden” and “blue” hours
- Enjoy simple and easy-to-use interface
- Work offline without internet connection
- Track all your favorite cities
- Set up notifications for upcoming sunrises, sunsets or golden hours
While I have your attention and before I give you a download link for the Golden Hour app, I’ll take this time to give my Photography Collection on Google+ a shameless plug. I post my work there frequently, and as an aspiring newbie in the world of shutterbugs, I love to get feedback. Maybe even a few “plus ones” from time to time.
Now that that’s out of the way, here’s your link to the Golden Hour app. Now, get out there and take some stunning sunrise and sunset photos, then come back and share them with me in the comment thread.
Can’t wait to see your work!