STREET PHOTOGRAPHY in the Golden Hour

I recently created a blog post focusing on the 10 photography rules you should know. One of those rules is utilising the golden hour. I took all these shots during a sunny London evening last week between 7-9pm. The photos are in chronological order so you can see how the sun affects the colour palette and contrast of the images.

7pm

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7.30pm

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8.30pm

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9pm

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You can see how effective using the light of the golden hour can be but also how short the window is. The golden hour is a great (and free) tool to add to your photography skill set.

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Shooting in Golden Hour

If your looking to improve your photography utilising the golden hour is a must. This is considered the hour (or two) after sunrise and before sunset. Midday-sun creates strong contrasts and often over saturated images. Whereas the golden hour provides much softer colours. While visiting my family for Easter I went for a walk around the suburban surroundings, taking photos of what could be considered boring subjects but showcasing how golden hour brings out a different, often more preferable colour palette.

I’ve spent the last 3 days visiting exhibitions all around London including the Sony Photography Awards at Somerset House (go see it!). In the meantime I’m getting back to updating my Instagram with photos from my exhibitions adventures, with a bit of street photography thrown in for good measure..

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