Photography Tips and Tricks

Photography Tips and Tricks #3: Don’t Understimate the Blue Hour

Manhattan Skyline
Manhattan Skyline at Blue Hour


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While many photographers appreciate shooting during the golden hour, where the sun is low compared to the horizon, giving a golden tone to images, equally many photographers tend to overlook the blue hour that comes immediately after it. Although there are precise ways you can calculate the blue hour period, as a general rule of thumb, the blue hour is the hour immediately after the sun dissapears from the horizon, akin to how the golden hour is the hour immediately before the sun sets.